The release of ITG's 2010/11 Between The Pipes has inspired me to create some customs.
I have had this idea for an insert set for a few years and I would love to get the courage to pitch the idea to Dr. Brian Price himself. I think it's that good.
One of BTP's most successful insert sets would be the Masked Men (and before that, just the simple Mask) sets. You can't get more basic than a goalie mask on a card...but boy does it work. A great chance to highlight the incredible designs these tenders have on their lids nowadays.
But what about the backplates? They get no love. And quite often, the back of the helmet shows off a more personal side of the player than the front.
I always thought it would be cool to do a set of just the backs of heads....so I made some. Enjoy.
The Cam Ward Backplate was the first one I made. His backplate is just pumped full of detail. Fantastic.
Ned Flanders has been a part of Peter Budaj's masks now for a while. A devout Christian, he also loves the Simpsons and his teammates gave him the nickname 'Flanders'.
I just loved this Hannu Toivonen shot - period. It's a can't miss Snoopy / Piglet tandem...awesome. When I started making this set, I knew this would be a definite addition.
So, what do you think? Am I on to something?
Stay tuned, I will have more.