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Archive for June, 2010

Yadier Molina

Yadier is part of the three catching brother Molina family. They are the only three brothers to have won World Series rings. Yadier is one of only three catchers to have won two rings before the age of 25. The other two are Yogi Berra and Johnny Bench. Not bad company huh? (more…)

Joe Mauer

Joe is one of the best players if not the best player in baseball right now. He has a beautiful swing, and he can make contact with it. Even though he is one of the best players in the pros he does not forget the fans. He is one of the nicest superstars you will find. He plays for the rival of my favorite team, but it is hard not to like this guy. (more…)

Magglio Ordonez

Magglio Ordonez was one of my favorite Sox players at the turn of the century. He was a staple in right field for the Sox until he was injured prior to the 2005 season. The Sox did not take a chance on him, and instead picked up Jermaine Dye. Magglio signed with the Tigers, and the Sox won the Series. I will always remember the Magglio chants in the Cell though. (more…)

Alex Gonzalez

No, this is not that Alex Gonzalez that blew the 2003 season for the Cubs. This Alex Gonzalez was on the Marlins that day and actually went to the World Series. He hit a walk off in the 12th inning of gamer four to help the Marlins to the World Championship. (more…)

Jeff Francis

Jeff is a starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. Jeff seems to be doing fairly well for himself. He has set all kinds of firsts for a Canadian pitcher along the way. When he is healthy he is a solid pitcher. (more…)

Brandon Inge

If ever a player could do so much with so little it is Brandon. He is not the biggest or the best player in the pros, but he sure gets hits when his team needs them. I know that when he is facing my team I hate his guts. If he were on the Sox though he might be my favorite player. (more…)

Matt Cerda – MWL All Star

Matt was one of the Wildcard picks when I attended the Peoria game against the Silverhawks. I knew about some of the can’t miss prospects on the team, but Matt was a little different. He is not the prototype player that makes it to the bigs, but he has the heart that can get him there. He obviously played well enough to make the Midwest League All Star team. I look forward to following his career. (more…)

Chad Jenkins – MWL League All Star

Earlier today I posted the regular card of Chad Jenkins. Now it is time for his Midwest League All Star card. As with the other MWL All Stars I have used the 1986 Topps template for this card. I like how it looks on these cards. I will have to think of a template for the Northern League All Star squad. Once again at 1 Blue Jay Way they have great interview with Chad in which he has a couple classic lines. (more…)

Chad Jenkins

Chad was the first round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays last season. He was the 20th pick overall in the 2009 draft, and looks to be moving right up the Blue Jays ladder. This past week he was promoted to Dundein the Toronto high class A team. Jesse over at 1 Blue Jays Way has a few good posts on Chad. (more…)

Gordon Beckham 1989 Upper Deck

Gordon was one of the most exciting players on the team last season. He is a fan favorite, and that is why I thought it would be fitting to make him my first try at a 1989 Upper Deck card. I cheated a little on this one. The other cards I made from scratch, but this one I used a scan of a card, and altered it from there. I knew that there was no way I was going to be able to re-create the first baseline on the right side of the card. I think that it turned out good, and I can’t wait to make a couple more. (more…)