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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…)


1978 Topps – Carlos Quentin

After having so many themed days I thought I would post some random cards today. I like this 1978 Topps design so I am sure that I will have quite a few of these cards before I am done here. I already have a handful waiting to be put on the site. Being snowed in with nothing to do a couple times this winter really helped me stockpile some cards. Now I just have to take my time and get them on this site. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Starlin Castro

The last card of the day is of the Cubs shortstop. Starlin Castro came to the club with a lot of fanfare last summer. He had a great first game which made the expectations of him go through the roof. He did not turn the team around like some thought that he would, but he did have a very good season. It will be interesting to see how his second season treats him. White Sox phenom Gordon Beckham did not have a great sophomore campaign so this should be interesting. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Chris Young

Only two more cards left in the 1989 Upper Deck dump that I have put on today. This card is of Diamondbacks centerfielder Chris Young. Chris was once a highly thought of prospect in the Sox organization. It is amazing how many of these promising centerfielders that the team traded away. It is no wonder they were hurting in center for a few years before getting Alex Rios. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Andruw Jones

The flood of 1989 Upper Deck cards continues with this card of Andruw. I really was high on Jones at the beginning of the season. He came out of the box on fire it seemed like. He was in double digit home runs very quickly, but then seemed to hit a wall. He was still fun to watch play the game, and I was sad to see him go from an entertainment standpoint. He is now playing for the Yankees. I was able to see him play his first game for them today thanks to the MLB Network. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Jimmy Rollins

Saturation Saturday continues with this card of Jimmy Rollins. When I saw the Phillies play the Cubs in July I was worried that my seats in the bleachers would prevent me from seeing the Phillies stars. It turned out I did not get the pictures that I would have liked to get of Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Mike Rohde

Saturation Saturday continues with this card of Mike Rohde. Mike is the first baseman for the Gary SouthShore Railcats of the American Association. I go to a few games each year in Gary so I thought I might try a couple of their players to see how it looked. I love this picture of Mike sliding into home on Opening Day. Just the way he is making sure he touches the plate. Part of the fun of attending these smaller games is the fact you can get a little closer to the action for a lower price. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Magglio Ordonez

The dump of the sideways cards continues with this card of Magglio Ordonez. Mags was one of my favorite guys to watch when he played for the Sox. I was sad to see him go when he injured his knee. I hoped that he would recover, but it is hard to root for a guy who plays in your division. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Jose Reyes

The dump of sideways 1989 Upper Deck cards continues with this Jose Reyes card. As I have said before I have too many cards in this set due to the fact I put every picture that would look better sideways on this card. I have to make a couple other templates that will take the sideways picture, but until then I need to clear my computer of some of these. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Alexei Ramirez

I already had a card for this set for Alexei when I made this one. Thankfully I already set a little precedent by just changing the logo on the card. The other Alexei had the new logo on it so I just placed the logo that was on the original card here. This card is actually very easy once the template is made. In photoshop I have the teams I have used on the sidebar so I just click on the right one, and it appears where it should. Then I just have to change the name and position and I am good to go. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Omar Vizquel

For some reason I seem to like to put all of my pictures of players sliding and on the ground on the 1989 Upper Deck card. I thought that I would start Saturation Saturday off with this card of Omar sliding into home against the Royals. I had so many cards of players on the ground in some capacity in this set I thought I would post a few of them today. (more…)


1985 Topps 25th Anniversary – Minnie Minoso

Yesterday the White Sox website had a great article on Minnie. I knew most of what was in the article because he was my father’s favorite player. He is still mad about the 1951 Rookie of the Year voting 60 years later. He has a clipping showing the stats of both Minnie, and Gil McDougald who won the award. Minnie beat him in every category besides home runs and playing in New York. Minnie was the first African American to play for the Sox, but has become much more than that over the years. He is still with the team as a goodwill ambassador, and is a very nice guy. I thought it would be great to release the special card I made of him after reading the article. Bill James the renowned stat guru had Minnie as the 10th best left fielder of all time when everything is considered. Reading that you wonder how he never got close to the Hall of Fame. You need 75% to get in, and Minnie never received better than 21.9 percent of the vote. Open your eyes voters! There has to be a way to get him in the hall. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Mark Buehrle

The White Sox have announced that Mark Buehrle will be the Opening Day starter for the ninth time in his career. Many have said that the season John Danks had last year gave him the right to be the Opening Day starter. Mark has done so much for the organization though that it seems as if until he is gone the job should be his. I thought that with the news it was time to release his preview card for the 2011 set. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Marlon Byrd

It has been a few days since I have posted any of my own cards. I just keep posting cards that I have copied from other companies. Now I will get back to to my own stuff for a couple of posts. The picture on the front of this card was taken in May when I saw the Cubs for the first time last season. Marlon was on his way to becoming one of the bright spots of the team with his bat. I liked this picture of him fielding so I placed it on the card. (more…)


1971 Topps – Juan Pierre

Here is the second card that was promised this morning. This is the 1971 Topps card of Juan Pierre. I liked this card and the card of Starlin Castro that was just posted so much that I made the 1983 Fleer Super Star Special out of the same picture. I did not want to scrap these cards just because I used the picture again so I thought that I would post them. (more…)