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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…)

Mark Buehrle

What can I say about Mark that has not already been said in the previous cards posted with him on them? He is probably my favorite player on the team, and will be until he finally hangs up his cleats. (more…)

Aramis Ramirez

Aramis was just taken off the disabled list after spending some time rehabbing and injured thumb. He was already having a rough season, and the injury just added another bump in the road. Aramis has provided a great bat since he was brought to the club in 2003. He is a fan favorite, and the fans will be cheering him on as he tries to salvage this season. (more…)

John Danks

John should be getting ready right now to start the game against the Cubs. I say should because everytime I go to a game and I post a card at game time something happens to delay the game. John has been a consistent force for the Sox so far this year. This is the first of many Danks cards that will appear on this site. (more…)

Alexei Ramirez

Alexei is one of my favorite Sox players. He has provided excitement to this club since his rookie year in 2008. He has the look of a boy, and the swing of a man. A lot of fans are down on him, but he is exactly what this club needs. When he gets a little more experience the town will see what he can really do. In my opinion he is the best Ramirez in Chicago. (more…)

Carlos Zambrano

A lot has been made of Zambrano the last couple of days. His tirade in the dugout after his poor first inning against the White Sox may have just been the straw that broke the camel’s back. He has always had a temper, and he has always let the temper get the best of him. He is a great pitcher when he can control himself. Unfortunately he may be burning bridges in Chicago. (more…)

Jason Heyward

Jason is one of the top prospects in all of baseball. Can you even call him a prospect at this point? Going into the season he was considered the #1 prospect in baseball by many organizations. He made the Braves club out of spring training, and hit a three run home run in his first ever Major League at bat. Talk about raising already high expectations. He was named the rookie of the month for both April and May. He is on his way to being a superstar. (more…)

Corey Hart

Corey is off to a great start this season. He has now made a name for himself instead of being linked to the 80’s singer who famously wore his sunglasses at night. Corey hit three straight home runs over a two game period this past May. One of those was a walk off, and the next day he hit is first grand slam. (more…)

Ervin Santana

Ervin is one of the better pitchers in the American League. The most interesting fact about Ervin is that his given name was Johan. With the last name he had though he decided to change it to avoid confusion with the former Twins pitcher. (more…)

Yovani Gallardo

Yovani is one of the better pitchers in the National League Central in not the entire National League. He just signed a five year deal to stay in Milwaukee this past April, so it looks as though he will stay the ace for the Brewers for some time to come. (more…)

Stephen Drew

Stephen is the younger brother of big leaguer J.D. Drew. Along with J.D. and his other brother Tim the Drew’s are the only trio of siblings selected in the first round. J.D. is a solid shortstop for the Diamondbacks. (more…)

Starlin Castro

One of the most anticipated moments of the Cubs season was the debut of Starling Castro. He hit a home run and made a few good plays right off the bat, and raised those expectations even further. He may not be living up to the expectations placed on him, but who could. I think that he will prove to be a fine shortstop as time goes by. (more…)

Rafael Furcal

Rafael may best be known for his time with the Braves. In 2000 Walt Weis went down with an injury, and Furcal was called up from A ball to take his place. He never looked back becoming one of the best shortstops in the bigs. (more…)

Tim Wood

Tim is another example of a player that would never have had a card in this set without a picture or a story. During batting practice Tim picked up a ball and was ready to fire it back to the ball boy collecting them in short center. A fan in the patio area asked for the ball and Tim decided to do the right thing and give it to him. The ball hit above the patio area and careened to an unsuspecting guy who was on the phone while drinking a beer. The ball landed right in his beer spilling it all over him. The guy did not interrupt the call even to say something to Wood. He just walked away still chatting. Wood could not stop laughing though for the rest of bp. He is shown on the card looking back and cracking jokes with some of the guys in the patio area. (more…)

Gerardo Parra

Here is a card of another Silverhawk player that has made it to the big leagues. He made it to the bigs rather quickly, but is an average player right now on a bad team. That could all change very quickly as he gets more time in the show. (more…)