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Archive for May, 2013

2013 Topps – Jared Snoble

2013 Topps JARED SNOBLE

Here is another card that I made for the 2013 West Lafayette JV team. I am a bit behind in posting them because of something else coming up unexpectedly, but I need to get these cards out there. I love the new Topps design, and I also like finding pictures of mine to put on them. I will try and keep up with this project over the next couple of days, but it may go on hiatus again as I make a trip to San Francisco to see the Giants play.


2013 Topps – Sam Oates

2013 Topps SAM OATES

Here is yet another custom card from the West Lafayette baseball team. I have had a lot of fun putting my images on the 2013 Topps template. I have been trying to find an interesting image for each player. For some the images are hard to pick from. Others like the one above just look different enough from the rest to make it onto a card.


1984 Topps – Maurice Woodard

84 topps fb maurice woodard

I have used this template to make cards of the West Lafayette baseball players, but I thought about trying it on an actual football player since that is what it was meant to be. For some reason I have always liked this ’84 Topps football design. It may have something to do with the fact that this was where my collecting as a kid really started. I like how this card looks as a football card. If I am out making some pictures this fall for my portfolio I may have to make a few more of these. Maurice is being recruited by Purdue so it would be cool to make some cards of him as a Boiler as well.


1981 Donruss – Carlton Fisk

81 donruss CARLTON FISK

Part of the fun of freeing myself from having to use my own pictures on certain cards is the fact that I can go back and make cards that should have been made. Carlton Fisk signed with the White Sox in March of 1981 so the card companies did not have the proper time to make a White Sox card of the catcher. All three companies featured him as a member of the Red Sox in their 1981 base sets. Topps gave Carlton a White Sox card with their traded set, but the other two companies were probably more worried about year two of their brand than updating cards at the time. I decided to see what a White Sox Donruss card of Carlton (more…)


2013 Topps – Travis Rolle

2013 Topps TRAVIS ROLLE 10.14.38 AM

Here is yet another of the cards that I am making for the West Lafayette baseball team. It has been a lot of fun finding the pictures, and deciding which orientation the cards will be. It has also gotten me back into Photoshop which was the goal at the beginning. A picture like the one above would have just sat on my hard drive or ended up on Facebook where a few people would see it. Now it is out there where many more can see it. I like giving new life to my photos.


2013 Topps – Carter Bodi

2013 Topps CARTER BODI

Here is another of the cards that I made for the local JV baseball team. I have been wanting to brush up on my Photoshop skills, and I thought a nice little project was just the way to do that. I like the way that the new cards from Topps look, and I like how my pictures look on them even better. This will be a fun set to see complete.


2013 Topps – Carlton Fisk (Red Sox)

2013 Topps CARLTON FISK red sox

I have already made two versions of this card for Carlton, but I thought a third could be used. I had threatened to make a card with Carlton as a member of the Red Sox, and I did just that. I like some of the older pictures of Pudge with the Red Sox so I will have to find a way to work them into this subset that I plan on making. I have found some using a Google image search, but many of the great older pictures are on sites like Getty Images. I will have to find a good source before I continue the Red Sox portion of this side project. In this particular picture Carlton is tagging out Lou Pinella just before their epic battle. Carlton had many great moments showing his dislike for the Yankees, and this is another of those.


2013 Topps – Henry Terhune

2013 Topps HENRY TERHUNE

This is the second of what I hope is an entire team set of cards for the local JV team that I photograph for fun. I have really learned a lot shooting these games, so I thought that I could give something back. I usually put my images on cards from my childhood, but I thought that I would try putting these images on the current set from Topps. I think that it has worked pretty well so far. I like the look of these cards, and I hope that the whole set will be something special.


2013 Topps – Keegan Forbes

2013 Topps KEEGAN FORBES

This is the first of what I hope is an entire team set of cards for the local JV team that I photograph for fun. I have really learned a lot shooting these games, so I thought that I could give something back. I usually put my images on cards from my childhood, but I thought that I would try putting these images on the current set from Topps. I think that it has worked pretty well so far.


1984 Topps – Kyle Gick

84 topps fb kyle gickLater on today I will start releasing some of my 2013 cards for the West Lafayette Red Devil team. I made this one earlier in the season and just put it on Facebook. I thought that I would put it here as well because I like the look of it. I may use some other images on this template as well before the season is over. I really like more than one picture for a few players. This is a great way to make multiple cards. Once the template was made it is very easy to switch between players. I had originally thought of making the whole set out of this design, but thought that I would at least use something from this century.


2013 Topps – Carlton Fisk

2013 Topps CARLTON FISK

Here is another version of the 2013 Topps card that I have made. This would be part of my custom set though meaning that it has to have one of my pictures on it. I love the idea of my pictures on cards so why not. I took this in 2005 as Carlton was getting his statue unveiled before a White Sox season. That year was a special year, and this was just another great moment during it.  (more…)


1991 Fleer – Dan Haren

91 fleer dan haren

This is a card that I made for the back of my 2011 custom set that was kind of lost. I had great hopes for the set, but each card took way too much time for me to make. The idea of making a card to put on the back similar to the old Stadium Club cards just added to the work. That being said I made many of the cards without ever releasing them. This is one of those cards. They were not the best to look at, but since I took the time to make them I thought that I would release them here. I have always liked watching Dan pitch. The day that I saw him play in 2010 he really gave me a lot of good opportunities to take pictures of him. He already has a few cards on this site.


1991 Fleer – Miguel Montero

91 fleer miguel montero

This is a card that I made for the back of my 2011 custom set that was kind of lost. I had great hopes for the set, but each card took way too much time for me to make. The idea of making a card to put on the back similar to the old Stadium Club cards just added to the work. That being said I made many of the cards without ever releasing them. This is one of those cards. They were not the best to look at, but since I took the time to make them I thought that I would release them here.


2013 Topps – Carlton Fisk

2013 Topps CARLTON FISK (2)

Whenever I have made a custom set I have included Carlton Fisk in it. I have always made it a point to include my own pictures as I do all of my cards. Today I thought that I might try something new. Inspired by Dick Allen Hall of Fame I decided to try and recreate what some cards would have looked like had Carlton been playing today. He has done some great things with Dick Allen through all the Topps years, and is now reworking through Mike Schmidt’s career. Click on the link above, or on the sidebar to see some of his great work. In addition to this card I also have a 2013 Topps card made with a picture that I took on it. I will post that card tomorrow.  (more…)


2013 Topps – Jose Contreras

2013 Topps JOSE CONTRERAS

Here is another of the 2013 Topps cards that I have been playing around with. This whole site started with me just tinkering with an idea. It quickly blew up into the 2010 custom set which was modeled after the 1985 Topps set. This 2013 idea started off much the same. It started with me messing around with the template for a project for some of the high school kids that I photograph. It then turned into what will probably become another set. Once you get the hang of editing the cards into templates it becomes very easy. When the teams have a similar color it becomes even easier. (more…)


2013 Topps – Clay Manering

2013 Topps CLAY MANERING

I have been thinking about a project for a little while to use the current Topps template for some of the pictures that I have taken this spring. I figure to take many pictures up until the end of summer so I thought I would make another custom set. My Photoshop skills have really started to deteriorate as I don’t use the program very often. This is a great way to get me back into using the program as well as a great way to show some of the pictures that I really liked from the season.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Kurt Suzuki

86 topps kurt suzuki

This is a card that I have had made for a long time. There have been cards just sitting in a folder waiting to be made with little hope of getting published. These A’s cards were in a folder because I was going to release them with the 2011 csd custom cards that I was making. When my interest in making the cards died so did the cards that were going to end up on the backs. It is now time to release some of these cards so that they can finally leave the folder.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Hideki Matsui

86 topps hideki matsui

This is a card that I have had made for a long time. There have been cards just sitting in a folder waiting to be made with little hope of getting published. These A’s cards were in a folder because I was going to release them with the 2011 csd custom cards that I was making. When my interest in making the cards died so did the cards that were going to end up on the backs. It is now time to release some of these cards so that they can finally leave the folder.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Kevin Kouzmanoff

86 topps kevin kouzmanoff

This is a card that I have had made for a long time. There have been cards just sitting in a folder waiting to be made with little hope of getting published. These A’s cards were in a folder because I was going to release them with the 2011 csd custom cards that I was making. When my interest in making the cards died so did the cards that were going to end up on the backs. It is now time to release some of these cards so that they can finally leave the folder.  (more…)


1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Colby and Cory Rasmus

85 topps famous lineage cory and colby rasmus

Since I posted the single card of Cory earlier today I thought that I would post this famous lineage card that I made for Cory and his brother Colby. Since this is my idea I used a card of Colby that I made in 2010 for my first (more…)


1990 Upper Deck – Cory Rasmus

90 upper deck cory rasmus

Cory is the younger brother of Blue Jays slugger Colby Rasmus. I was getting some shots of the stadium in the upper deck when he was called into the game. I knew that he was one of the players that I had identified before the game that I wanted to get. I worked my way down to the main level to get a good angle on him. I snapped a couple of quick pictures to make sure I had something, and then moved to where I wanted to be. I was able to snap one picture before (more…)


1990 Upper Deck – Daniel Rodriguez

90 upper deck daniel rodriguez

I was having a little fun this morning putting a couple of my newer images onto baseball cards. I didn’t want to spend too much time doing it though so I tried to keep the same card for the same team. For the Gwinnett Braves I used the 1990 Upper Deck card. I only made a couple of these, but I kind of liked them so I thought that I would share them with you today. (more…)


1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Ivan DeJesus

85 topps famous lineage ivan dejesus

One of my favorite parts of this blog used to be the famous lineage cards that I came up with. It was a hat tip to the Father-Son cards that Topps put out in 1985. I expanded the notion a bit so that I could include other relation.I loved the idea of seeing the kids of the players that I grew up watching on the diamond. Sometimes though it would be a nephew or grandson playing. I wanted to show them all. When I saw Ivan DeJesus warming up for the Indianapolis Indians Tuesday I knew that I would be reviving this small set.  (more…)


1964 Topps – Jose Contreras

64 topps jose contreras

This card of Jose is the first new card that I have made in quite sometime. I saw Jose pitch yesterday for the Indianapolis Indians, and I knew that I had to make a card of him. He was a great pitcher for the White Sox in 2005 helping them win the World Series. I thought that I would give him a little love by making this card of him. He already has a few cards on this blog so he is no stranger to it.  (more…)