I think it’s fair to say that when Topps introduced the baseball “1 of 1” sketch card, things didn’t go so well. Judging from some of the 2009 cards hitting eBay, the problem has been solved as collectors are being rewarded with some of the best art in baseball cards since Peter Max in Topps Gallery.

Below is a small sample of some of the best-looking cards I could find with the Brian Kong versions being my absolute favorites. You can view Brian’s website here to see some of his other works, which includes comic books, sports art and some pretty amazing pop culture pieces.