merging my pictures and cards

1952 Topps

1952 Topps – Joe Mauer

I have had some fun making the couple of 1952 Topps cards that I have so far. I will try and get some pictures this season that fit the mold a little better. Part of the fun is trying to get the signature on the card. To start off I have just found a picture of an autographed ball online, and just pasted it into the box. This will limit who I can make cards of to who I can find a good picture of an autograph. I have a few autographed ball here at home so I guess I can make that work. Before I make any more of these I may have to find a better template. (more…)


1952 Topps – A.J. Pierzynski

Since I will be gone most of the day I thought that I would have my second big player dump today. This one should be pretty cool. I will be putting out cards I have made of A.J. The catch is that the years have to be before 1980. The first one is the awesome 1952 Topps card. I love the card, and will try to make a few of them. The signature line has AJ’s name along with the inscription ’05 World Series Champs. I thought that was a nice touch for the card. (more…)

1952 Topps – Ken Griffey Jr.

Seeing that Topps is celebrating its 60th anniversary I thought that I would try to re-create the card that started it all. One of the most sought after cards is the 1952 Mickey Mantle card. It was fate that his career started at about the same time as Topps did. I have not tried this card before because of the autograph. My photoshop skills were also not good enough to figure out how to get the picture behind the nameplate and logo as well. I have gotten a little better to the point that I copied the logo and nameplate and made them into new layers. Having done that I had a large hole where the autograph should be. The answer to the autograph quandary was surprisingly simple. I used a google search for Ken’s autograph and found a few baseballs with is on. The baseballs had a white background which was perfect. I put that on the card, and it was complete. A couple days after making my oldest card I have now topped that. I thought a future hall of famer would be a good choice to put on the card. (more…)