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Archive for January, 2011

1988 Score – Jerry Hairston Jr.

I found this picture last season while going through some older ones for the 2010 set. I was mad that I couldn’t use it because Jerry was no longer on the Reds. When I decided to just make some cards for fun no matter what team the player was on that opened the door for me to get it on a card. My first thought was the 1988 Score set, and when I centered the picture on the card it seemed to work. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Andruw Jones

Today I found out that Andruw Jones had signed with the Yankees. I was kind of sad because I enjoyed watching him while he was a member of the White Sox. I thought that in honor of his signing I would make my first Yankee card of the set. The Sox uniform works fairly well as a Yankee uniform if you ignore the name on the back, and don’t look too closely. I might have a couple tweaks to the front of the Yankee card before the real set comes out. I like the picture of one of Andruw’s big swings. He was fun to photograph because he had a great swing. It was all out, and allowed for some nice shots. (more…)

1964 Topps – A.J. Pierzynski

This card is a bit of a stretch. I made a template of the 1964 Topps card early on in my card making days. I had trouble finding pictures to put on it though. After a while I realized that unless for some reason I was granted access to the players I would never fill these cards. I ended up just putting a few players on the card to see how it looked. I used this picture of A.J. signing for the fans on the last day of the season in 2010. (more…)

2011 csd preview – Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso is a hard guy for me to get a handle on. Sometimes he looks like he can do nothing wrong. Other times he takes some mental time off. During a Cubs-Cardinals game this past year he missed an entire at bat while in the field watching a fight in the stands. I know because I missed the at bat as well watching him. He never even glanced at the plate. I guess he might be good enough to go off the crack of the bat, but I doubt it. It looks to me like he dogs some plays. Of course just when Cubs fans counted him out last year he really started playing well. (more…)

1985 Topps – Nomar Garciaparra

This was originally going to be in the short print series. I liked the idea of having a Nomar card in the set, and the only pictures I had of him were from far away with an old camera. The good thing about having the subject far away is that you can see the banner for Ryne Sandberg in the background. The card was a stretch so I didn’t post it for a while. Considering the tens of people that look at this site I figured why not post it? (more…)

1988 Donruss – Tyler Flowers

I wanted to do a few things with the rookies on the Sox last year. I made some older cards featuring two players, and I also wanted to try my hand at a rated rookie. What better player to try that on than Tyler? Tyler has had an up and down career so far. After being traded from the Braves he tore up the Arizona Fall League. He did the same in the minors the next season. Last year he had an off year at Triple A. He was once thought to be the heir apparent to A.J. Pierzynski at catcher, but doubts have started to creep in. This will be an important year for Tyler as a member of the White Sox. (more…)

1987 Topps – Gordon Beckham

Another ’87 Topps card already? I have a few of them made. I told you that for some reason I really like the set. A few pictures just really seemed to look good on them as well. By the end of the season I am sure that I will have a complete team set plus some of the White Sox from the 1987 tribute set. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Kerry Wood

This off season Cub fans got a surprise when Kerry Wood signed for less money to come back to Chicago. The popular Cub signed a one year deal to pitch for the North Side again. I used an old picture of Kerry for this card. It was taken in 2003 four cameras ago before a Tampa Bay game. The picture is so old that the team was called the Devil Rays before they had their team exorcism. The cool part about the picture is that Kerry is signing an autograph for my buddy Rob. I never would have guessed that I would put this picture on a card eight years later. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Aramis Ramirez

Since the Cubs convention is this weekend I thought that I would put out a few Cubs cards in this preview set. The first cards in the set is of Aramis Ramirez. Aramis has been with the Cubs since 2003 providing a solid bat from the hot corner. I took this picture of him last May as he was batting against Dan Haren and the Diamondbacks. I liked the picture, but it did not fit the 1985 Topps mold I was using last season. Instead of this one I used the next frame where Ramirez was a little more compact. As you can see not much different with the Cubs design. I went with the alternate logo because I liked it a little more on the card. (more…)

1989 Upper Deck – Franklin Gutierrez

I have liked this picture ever since I took it in 2008. I wanted to fit it into the set last year, but Franklin was not on the Indians anymore. Since I decided to just make some cards I was able to finally use it. For some reason part of Franklin’s pregame ritual was to stand on his head. For some reason I was taking pictures, and luckily enough just so happened to see it at the right time to capture it. I really lucked out here. (more…)