I picked up this menko recently, it features Hall of Famers Shigeru Mizuhara and Kaoru Betto. I don't know what set it is from, it might be an uncatalogued one (anyone out there know?)
What struck me about the card is just how glum and sad the artist made both players look. They both seem to be frowning and have eyes that look like they are about to well up with tears.
This seems odd to me. This is not a photo, somebody deliberately drew them that way. Why not put a smile on their faces? Maybe the artist was feeling a bit down and put a bit of himself into his work? Or maybe he was trying to give them a more stoic look and it just turned out looking sad and he didn't feel like doing it over again?
Anyway, has anybody out there ever done a card collection based on the emotions being displayed by the players depicted? Happy faces, sad faces, bored faces, irritated faces - seems like there is a lot out there you could work with.