In publishing sometimes you work with something a little unusual. On the Baseball’s Winning Ways project, which we have just completed, we worked with illustrator Bill Potter. We asked Bill to come up with some illustrations that would be reminiscent of the cartoon quiz feature that you used to see on classic baseball cards–you know when baseball cards cost a nickel a pack and you got a piece of gum with it. The quiz questions that we were trying to recreate were pretty easy pickings for a baseball fan in those days. But they were fun!
In Baseball’s Winning Ways, the illustrations, photographs, and charts help break up the text for readers. We used photographs and Bill Potter’s illustrations also in our encyclopedic Pillars of the NFL by Patrick McCaskey.