One of the cards that Efdot designs, contains Josh Gibson, a power puzzle from the Negro League who never got the chance to play in the Major League due to segregation. It’s a tribute that means a lot to Josh Gibson’s family.
“We are very happy about that,” said Sean Gibson, Josh’s great-grandson. “It’s also perfect timing – there are a lot of things happening right now to recognize Negro League players.”
In December, MLB announced that they were retroactively giving Major League status to seven Negro leagues that operated between 1920 and 1948. As a result, 3,400 Negro League players, including Josh Gibson, will have their records and statistics listed as part of the Major League. history when MLB completes the review process.
Telling a story through detail is crucial for Efdot. That’s why the card he designed has the letters MVP prominent, as well as a series of nods to Gibson’s life, including a mitten to symbolize his position and a mention of Josh Gibson Field in Pittsburgh, where he began playing sandlot ball. The field is now home to Josh Gibson Baseball Academy for youth players.