Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mitch Nilsson - 2011-12 Brisbane Bandits

Sometimes it's hard to decide which picture you want to use on a card. One such example is my 2011-12 design for Mitch Nilsson (son of ex-Bandits pitcher Gary Nilsson and nephew of Aussie baseball legend David Nilsson) of the Brisbane Bandits.

I like being able to see the face of the player in the card's photo - I always ask myself - "Could I recognise this player in real life based on simply owning his cards?" This gives me a feel for what type of pictures to include. However, sometimes a nice action shot is good, even when a player's face is obscured. I quite liked the shot of Nilsson in the alternate photo where he has just caught the ball, despite not being able to see his face.

2011-12 Brisbane Bandits Mitch Nilsson card front © Adam East 2012 
2011-12 Brisbane Bandits Mitch Nilsson alternate card front © Adam East 2012 


  1. He's actually the son of ex-Bandits pitcher Gary Nilsson. Nephew of Ron, Bob and David