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Archive for April, 2011

1984 Topps – Kevin Plawecki

For some reason I have always admired catchers. I guess that is why the most cards from any one position usually are from the catcher for each team. This is the second card of Kevin’s that I have posted tonight. I made a couple before heading down to West Lafayette to see the Boilers play. I remade my ’84 Topps template for the Boilers. I was going to use black lettering, but stuck with the gold. I think that it turned out pretty good. (more…)


1986 Topps – Kevin Plawecki

Since I will be at Purdue all day today I thought that I would post some Boiler cards while I am gone. This one is of catcher Kevin Plawecki. I re-made my 1986 Topps template so that I can now make a card from almost any team. This set is now 25 years old, but I still like it. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – David Miller

The Purdue game against the Boilers will start shortly, and since I will be there I thought I would have this card post near the start time. The Boilers are in the midst of the Big Ten race, and this weekend series against their rivals the Hoosiers will go a long way towards decided how it turns out. (more…)


1985 Topps – David Miller

David is a transfer that is helping fill a void left by the graduation of LaPorte native Nick Overmyer. Since Purdue is in the middle of a big series against the rival Hoosiers this weekend I thought I would post some Purdue cards today. As with most of the Purdue cards in this set I picked the ’85 Topps card for the back of my 2011 custom card. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Kirk Gibson

Growing up in the 80’s when I did I had plenty of reasons to like Kirk as a player. He was a big part of the ’84 World Series team in Detroit, but he is probably best known for his dramatic game winning home run in 1998 for the Dodgers. He could barely walk, but came in and hit a home run. His run around the bases is still ingrained in my mind. This is another of the three cards I made while experimenting with the design of the card. Instead of going back and fixing my error I just went with the card. It is the weekend after all. (more…)


1991 Fleer – Starlin Castro

Starlin is one of the young bright spots on the Cubs right now. He had a great debut that put huge expectations on him. He is still young though so he has some days that are not so great as well. Time will tell what kind of player he will end up being, but right now he looks like he will be very good. (more…)


1989 Pro Set – Ryan Kerrigan

I have made a couple of cards in honor of Ryan Kerrigan getting drafted. He was Purdue’s highest pick since 1987 so I thought that merited a few cards. This last one is modeled after the ’89 Pro Set draft cards. A lot of good names were in the original set so the cards are ingrained in my head. When I thought about doing this I knew that I had to make one. I just took my template from the Packer cards I have been making, and altered it a bit. I took the #1 pick section from a Troy Aikman card. This was a rush job so I left the Pro Set name on the card there. (more…)


1990 Pro Set Draft Pick – Ryan Kerrigan

Since Ryan was the highest draft pick since Rod Woodson in 1987 I thought that I would make a few cards of him. This one is a tribute to the ’90 Pro Set card. Unlike most of the football cards I have done so far I made this one from scratch. The design was so simple that it was probably easier than altering an actual card. I changed it up a little to reflect the fact that Ryan was a draft pick this year as well. Overall I think the card did not turn out too bad. (more…)


1990 Score Rookie – Ryan Kerrigan

Since Ryan was drafted 16th last night by the Redskins I thought I would make a couple of cards for him. For some reason the only time I make football cards is when something big happens. When the Packers were in and won the Super Bowl I made a bunch of cards some of which have not been released yet. I may make a few of the Purdue players that I have watched as they find pro teams over the next few days. (more…)


2011 NFL Draft – Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan was a great player that was fun to watch during his time as a Boilermaker. After being taken 16th in the NFL Draft he will now be terrorizing quarterbacks for the Washington Redskins. He was the highest Purdue draft pick since Rod Woodson in 1987. Rod was a great NFL player so Ryan is in good company right off the bat. (more…)