This is the front of my custom-made sports card. The original image can be seen by clicking here. The finished card can be seen by clicking here.
In Photoshop, I used a half-tone pixellation filter to simulate the four-colour offset press technique that would have been used to print these cards back in the 1970's. Then I applied a cardboard texture to make the card look like it was printed on cheap stock. The neatest trick was using a pin-light blending mode on the picture layer to wash out the ink. If you look at Empire Stadium, the ink looks terrible, but it makes the card look more authentic.
Incidentally, working on JSVB Post #773 first put the idea in my head that I could make my own sports card (please click here to see it).