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Archive for June, 2011

1985 Fleer – Brendan Ryan

I was very busy yesterday so I did not get around to posting any cards. I almost made it through today without getting a chance as well. I chose this card of Brendan because he became one of the players I follow after 2009. I saw him play a couple of games at Busch Stadium. He was a fan favorite at home because of his mustache. I took one of my favorite sports pictures of Brendan during a picture day at the stadium during that weekend. That picture found its way into my 2010 custom set. You can see the card and picture here. (more…)

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1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Tony Pena Jr.

I can’t explain why, but I really enjoyed collecting and watching Tony Pena play as a kid. I guess I followed a few catchers, but Tony was right up there. Part of the fun of seeing the Pawtucket Red Sox play on Saturday was the fact that I could watch Tony’s son play. I never did get to see him get into the game, but he did catch in the bullpen for the relievers. What makes this odd (at least to me) is that Tony is a reliever himself. I guess he just has catching in the blood. I love this set, and I am glad that I could get the Pena’s in it. I also found it cool that Tony Jr.’s team was playing the Triple A affiliate of the team (the Pirates) that I picture his dad on. Tony Sr. also played for Boston. I was tempted to have them both in the same colors, but went with this look instead. (more…)


1964 Topps – Alex Presley

All season long I have been reading the Twitter and Facebook feeds of the Indianapolis Indians. It seems like every game comes down to Alex Presley doing something for his team. I saw him play in person Saturday night, and he is already going to be called up to the Pirates for tomorrow nights game. I chose the 1964 Topps template for the Indy Indians cards because I liked how a little tweaking to the classic set made it look very cool. (more…)


1983 Topps Super Veteran – Jamie Moyer

Jamie has been playing so long that he was actually almost able to have a card in the ’83 Topps set. Jamie is sitting out this season so I put his date on the card as 2010. He is recovering from surgery but would like to make a comeback next season. I really hope that he does. (more…)


1989 Hoops – E’Twaun Moore

The last card of the day is the ’89 Hoops card of E’Twaun Moore. He was selected by Boston with the 55th pick overall in yesterday’s NBA Draft. I love the fact that he will still be a teammate with JaJuan Johnson. (more…)


1989 Hoops – JaJuan Johnson

The celebration of the two Purdue draft picks continues with this ’89 Hoops card. I picked this card for a couple of reasons. One of them is that this was the year that I probably had the most cards. I love this simple design. It is one of the favorites of my childhood. The other reason is that this is the birth year of JaJuan Johnson. He was taken with the 27th overall pick in the NBA Draft last night by the Nets, and then traded to the Boston Celtics. (more…)


1981 Topps – E’Twaun Moore

Since I made an ’81 Topps card for JJ I thought I would make one for his former and current teammate E’Twaun Moore. I liked the real card from the set so it was only natural that I would try these for the two new members of the team. (more…)