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Archive for February, 2012

1986 Topps – Jason Varitek

With all the talk about Jason Varitek retiring tomorrow I thought that I would post a card that I made of him last season. This card was made with the intention of releasing it on the 25th anniversary of the Red Sox game six. Of course that never happened so I had it available to release today.  (more…)


Bronzed Heroes – Dale Earnhardt

Since they are running the Daytona 500 today because of the rain delay I thought that I would post this card of Dale Earnhardt that I had made a while back. Part of the draw of going to Daytona USA was seeing this statue of Dale. I took a couple of shots from a couple of angles with my phone, but then found this one that I really liked.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Carlton Fisk Tribute (1980-1982)

Here is yet another card in the mock Carlton Fisk tribute that I made up. This card might not have been made yet if not for the Gary Carter tribute set that I made upon learning of his death. It was with that set that I made the decision to leave out the All Star and other special cards in order to keep things running a little better. I did include the ’81 Topps traded card of Carlton though. He did play for the White Sox in ’81 so it had to be there. Where things would have started getting tricky was in 1982 with the In Action and All Star cards that Topps put out. I think that for now those were best left off of the card.  (more…)


1984 Fleer – Kurt Suzuki

Kurt is a player that I have followed for a while now. I watched him on television when his Cal State Fullerton team made its run in 2004. I was in Omaha watching the day that they won the College World Series against Texas. For some reason this catcher made me take notice. If you have read this blog you know that the catcher is by far my favorite position. Kurt is one of the current crop of catchers that I enjoy watching. I took this picture early last season as he was warming up before facing the White Sox. (more…)


1984 Topps – A.J. Pierzynski

I had made this card a long time ago with some other Sox players. This was the first card type that I owned. It has probably been said many times on here, but I picked up my first baseball card ever in a trade for a french fry. It was a battered ’84 Topps Vance Law. I still have that card somewhere, and for that reason I always will enjoy this set.  (more…)


1985 Fleer – Jonathon Papelbon

Today just feels like an ’85 Fleer kind of day. I don’t know if that is true, but I did want to post this card of Jonathon Papelbon that was sitting in my custom folder. I took the picture last August as the former Red Sox closer was finishing off a game against the White Sox. It will be weird to see him pitching for the Phillies this season.  (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – J.J. Hardy

Here is another of my ’89 Upper Deck cards that have just been sitting around. Early in 2010 I attended a White Sox game against the Twins. A group of players were warming up and I just snapped a shot of them. I think that that picture has been made into a couple of cards so far. (more…)


1986 Topps – Lance Breedlove

I made this card for Lance last season after seeing him pitch for the Boilers. It was meant to be placed on the back of my 2011 custom card, but that card was never made. Now this card sits as a standalone card. I thought that I would post this card today because Lance has been getting some recognition following his 11 strikeout performance this past weekend in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge in Florida. He was named Big Ten pitcher of the week, and today started seeing some National pitcher of the week awards come his way. This could be a great season for the Boilers. (more…)


Bronzed Heroes: Lyndon Johnson

Continuing the President’s Day theme here is a card featuring Lyndon Johnson. On the same trip that allowed me to see the George H.W. Bush Presidential Museum I was able to go to the Johnson Museum that is located in Austin. This bust greets visitors as they wait to enter the museum. What I loved the most about the establishment is that it was free. I am not a cheapskate, but I love that he wanted it kept free so that anyone could visit it.  (more…)


Bronzed Heroes: George H.W. Bush 2

Since today is President’s Day I thought that I would release a couple of of my bronzed heroes cards that I have made for Presidents. A couple of years ago I was in Houston to see Purdue in the NCAA Tournament. While there we visited the Bush Museum on the campus of Texas A&M. I liked this statue enough to get a picture of it.  (more…)