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Archive for February, 2011

1985 Donruss – Bobby Borchering

Bobby was drafted one spot ahead of A.J. Pollock who was the previous card on Midwest League Monday. He did not come to the Silverhawks right away because he was just out of high school. He is being brought up slowly. He was a highly touted prospect out of high school though, and has shown flashes of what they want out of him. He will be battling another third baseman, Matt Davidson, his entire way up though. That is a good problem for an organization to have though. (more…)


1985 Donruss – A.J. Pollock

A.J. was a star at Notre Dame. You might not have heard of him as much as you should of though because they school was still getting over the Jeff Samardzija days. He was a solid hitter that could really cover some ground in center. I enjoyed watching him at Notre Dame, and was thrilled to hear the Diamondbacks drafted him 17th because that meant I had a shot to watch him again with the Silverhawks. I saw him get a hit on the MLB Network with the big club yesterday, and it reminded me how high the ceiling really is for this kid. (more…)


1985 Donrus – Chad Jenkins

Midwest League Monday continues with another 1985 Donruss rated rookie card of Chad Jenkins. Chad was selected 20th overall in the 2009 draft. He played most of the season last year with the Lansing Lugnuts the low A ball affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was moved up at the end of the season after a good year that saw him on the Midwest League All Star team. (more…)


1985 Donruss – Chris Owings

Midwest League Monday continues with Chris Owings. Chris was the 41st overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. He played a very solid shortstop last year in South Bend. He is one of the up and coming prospects in baseball. He is listed on a couple of the top 100 lists that come out each year. (more…)


2009-10 csd Basketball – Ryne Smith

The first player posted today who is on the team this season is Ryne Smith. Ryne started off the Big Ten season on a tear, but has since cooled off a bit. Even when his shot is cold though Ryne can make up for it on defense. He is a smart ballplayer that has a knack for disrupting the defense. (more…)


1985 Donruss – Giovanni Soto

Just like last season I thought that this year I would do a Midwest League Monday posting. That means that every card that I post today has to have a Midwest League player on it. I thought that I would start things off with an Indians prospect. Giovanni Soto came to the Indians system in the Johnny Peralta trade last season. I saw him play when the Lake County Captains team he was pitching for came to Coveleski Stadium to play the Silverhawks. His name intrigued me for one, and I was curious to see how good this young kid was. (more…)


1955 Bowman – Matt Holliday

I have always loved this set. I think I first saw pictures of it in the price guides I used to read as a kid. Then one issue they had a ’55 Bowman Mantle card that you could cut out to have. I was so excited that I had a card from the set. It didn’t matter that it was not real. I still have the card to this day. (more…)


1980 Topps – Scott Podsednik

Once I made this template for the White Sox I knew that I would be making a few of this card. I don’t know why, but I really like it. It is basically a ripoff by Topps of their 1974 set. They changed a few colors, but not too much else. I really have no real leanings towards that 1974 set, but I really like this set. I had a Fred Howard card early on in my trading career. For a while this was my oldest card. Maybe that has something to do with my liking for this set. (more…)


1981 Fleer – Gavin Floyd

I was not too happy with how small my first attempt at the 1981 Fleer card was so I decided to try again. I really could not find a card online that was big enough for a decent template. I tried again with a different card, but I think I ended up with the same result. I used a Rangers card that was a little bigger, and just changed the team name. I can make a couple teams with this template now. (more…)


1990 Skybox – E’Twaun Moore

With Purdue starting a big game right now against Michigan State I thought that I would post this card of E’Twaun. I originally wanted to make a card for him becoming the fifth player in Purdue history to eclipse the 2,000 point mark. I made this base card first before putting the ribbon on it for the 2,000 point mark. I liked it so much plain that I decided to post it both with and without the ribbon. (more…)