merging my pictures and cards

Archive for May, 2010

Caleb Shofner

This is yet another example of how a picture could get you in this set. I was in Austin the earlier this season and saw a game between Missouri and Texas A&M at Olsen Field. While in Houston to see the Boilers in the Sweet 16 we took a day trip to Austin to see the George H.W. Bush Presidential Museum. Who knew that this was right next door? Actually I did, and I planned the trip so that I could see Olsen Field. Thanks to my two trips to see the NCAA Basketball Tournament I was able to see two baseball teams in the baseball version of the tournament. The Aggies were part of the field that was announced today. (more…)

Gary Brown

I have to be honest on this one. I was lucky enough to see Cal State Fulleton play earlier this season when I was in Washington. I wanted to find a good enough picture to get a card in the set, and this was one that stood out. It was not until I looked up Gary that I found out that he is a really good prospect. One baseball site has him as the 58th best prospect out of college. I vividly remember seeing Kurt Suzuki playing for Fullerton in the College World Series in 2004. I followed his career right up until I saw him play for the A’s in person. Maybe the same can happen with Brown. (more…)

1993 #1 Draft Pick – Alex Rodriguez

We jump from 1987 to 1993, but stay with the same team. Alex Rodriguez was taken #1 overall by the Mariners in the 1993 Major League Draft. We all know what has happened since then. ARod has gone on to change baseball with both his bat, and his agent. (more…)

Jeff Beachum

By this point the Railcats game is well underway. Hopefully I have seen something decent to report back on. I should at least have some more pictures to make a couple more cards with. It is amazing how I have changed how I take pictures since I started this. I used to worry about just the home team with a few exceptions. Now I am having a blast getting as many players as I can. (more…)

Dee Brown

When this posts I will be at the Gary Railcats game against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Last year I saw these two teams play on the Fourth of July. They have a special day game today because of the holiday so I will make my way over to Gary to catch yet another Northern League game. (more…)

Dontrelle Willis

The second card of Memorial Day is of Dontrelle Willis. Remember when he was on the Tigers? He was released by the team this week in a move that could have been a long time coming. He never really lived up to his billing in Detroit. I think that he was taken by the Tigers as a package with Miguel Cabrera. It will be interesting to see who takes a chance on this kid. (more…)

Kendry Morales

I would like to start Memorial Day on here by showcasing my Kendry Morales card. Morales was probably lost for the season on Sunday when he broke his foot celebrating a walk off grand slam. I imagine that front offices around the league were sending out memos after watching the replays of that incident. The celebrations may be taken down a notch. Next thing you know the pie in the face will be banned. (more…)

1987 #1 Draft Pick – Ken Griffey Jr.

Here is the second card in the countdown to the 2010 MLB draft. What team wouldn’t love to get a player like Griffey this year? I guess that I never really paid attention to the fact that he was a number one overall pick. I do remember two years later though when his cards hit the market. His 1989 Fleer and Upper Deck cards were the ones to have. I can’t remember it now, but there was a trick to pulling a Griffey in the cello packs. For that reason I have many 1989 Fleer Griffey’s in my collection. (more…)

Sammy Sosa – SP

Here is a hard card to put in the set. Sammy was one of my favorites as a member of the White Sox. It was nice to see him make history alongside of Mark McGwire. I have always loved this picture, and he was a huge part of my baseball life so this card will go in. It makes a fitting end to this short print Sunday. He was a lock for the Hall of Fame before he started getting named in the steroid news. It will be interesting to see how he is received when he becomes eligible for the Hall of Fame. (more…)

Ryne Sandberg – SP

The second card of short print Sunday is of Ryne Sandberg. This is not the typical card of the Hall of Fame second baseman. I chose a picture that I took at the ceremony to retire his number. Ryno is currently the manager of the Iowa Cubs, and is rumored to be in line for the manager of the Cubs when Lou Pinella steps away from the game. I think that a player of his caliber would have trouble living up to expectations managing his former club. We might have a chance to find out though if the rumors are true. He has done well at every level he has managed so far. Why not the pros? (more…)