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1977 Topps

1977 Topps – Trent Johnson

 

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1977 Topps – Ryan Pickett

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Since the Packers open up the post season tonight at home against Minnesota I thought that I would post some of the cards that I made as the Packers were gearing up for the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. I had a few images from my lone appearance at Lambeau Field in 2009. I had a great seat so I was able to get some shots that would not look bad on a card. (more…)


1977 Topps – Joakim Soria

In order to get some of these cards out there I am going to post a few of these 1977 Topps Royals cards that I made a while back.


1977 Topps – Mike Moustakas

In order to get some of these cards out there I am going to post a few of these 1977 Topps Royals cards that I made a while back.


1977 Topps – Luke Hochevar

In order to get some of these cards out there I am going to post a few of these 1977 Topps Royals cards that I made a while back.


1977 Topps – Mitch Maier

In order to get some of these cards out there I am going to post a few of these 1977 Topps Royals cards that I made a while back.


1977 Topps – Jeff Francoer

In order to get some of these cards out there I am going to post a few of these 1977 Topps Royals cards that I made a while back.


1986 Topps – Gary Carter Tribute (1975-1978)

This morning I woke up to hear the news that Gary Carter had passed. As a kid that grew up in the 80’s and followed catchers Gary was a fun player to watch. Sometimes I didn’t give him the credit he deserved because that would have taken some away from my favorite player Carlton Fisk. I practiced all of the catcher drills that Gary showed me on a Mickey Mantle instructional video as a kid. The only problem was that I was left handed and would never play catcher. I was sad to hear of his passing so I thought that I could start a tribute set for Gary much like the one that I created for Carlton a few months ago. (more…)


1986 Topps – Carlton Fisk Tribute (1976-1979)

Just before I quite making cards I had this great idea to make a set much like the one that Topps did for Pete Rose in 1986. They took all of his cards and put the in sets of four to have a career spanning set. This is the second card of that set spanning the years 1976-1979. From here I have some decisions to make concerning the cards. If I don’t put any of the special cards or all star cards on the cards it will work out very nice. In my opinion though those cards are very important. I want to place them on the cards as well. I also toyed with the idea of adding Fleer and Donruss into the mix initially, and then Upper Deck and the others later. Of course things would get very confusing late when all the companies jumped into the mix. For now I think that I will keep things to just Topps. Later I might add some cards with just Donruss or just Fleer. I will at least make the next card in this set before deciding how to proceed.  (more…)


1977 Topps – Melky Cabrera

This is the final Royals card for the night. I like this card for a couple of reasons. The first is that for some reason I love the card design that Topps put out in 1977. Another is the fact that you can see the special patch that Melky is wearing. For some reason the Royals cards looked pretty cool to me so I made plenty of them. I will release the rest of them at a later time, but for now enjoy this final card of the day. (more…)


1977 Topps – Jeff Francis

When I saw the Royals play the White Sox on the Fourth of July Jeff was the starting pitcher. This is the same picture that I used for the previous card of Brayan Pena.  (more…)


1977 Topps – Brayan Pena

Here is yet another Royals card that was made for the backs of my 2011 custom cards. I really did not know who Brayan was at the time, but every catcher I saw made the set. This picture was taken on the Fourth of July as Pena was walking in from the bullpen with Jeff Francis. I used the other part of the same picture for Jeff’s ’77 Topps card. (more…)


1977 Topps – Billy Butler

I guess that I will post some of the Royals cards that I had made for the backs of my 2011 custom cards last season. I saw the Royals play the White Sox, and took a few pictures in order to make some cards. I put most of the Royals on a ’77 Topps card that I didn’t get around to releasing. (more…)


1977 Topps – Paul Konerko

Just to show that I have not lost my marbles and become a Cub fan I thought that I would post a card of Paul Konerko to round out the night. I have posted more cards of Paul than any other player. That is fitting because I have seen Paul play more than any other player in person. He is one of my favorites so I am sure that there will be many more cards of his to come in the future. (more…)


1977 Topps – Chris Getz

During his time with the White Sox I really learned to appreciate Chris Getz. He is not a flashy player, but he does get the job done. I was sad to see him go to the Royals, and looking back at what Mark Teahen has done for the Sox makes that trade even harder to stomach. The Sox needed to make room for Gordon Beckham though so the trade had to be done. (more…)


1977 Topps – Eric Hosmer

Part of making my 2011 custom set has been coming up with cards for my card backs. In order to make things a little easier I have now picked one set to feature for a team. For the Royals I picked the ’77 Topps set. The Royals have some young talent that I was exited to see. The two players in particular that I was excited about seeing for the first time both did things to impress me. Eric of course tied the game in the ninth inning with his home run to center field. (more…)


1977 Topps – Bruce Chen

After work today I turned on the Sox game to see Bruce Chen going against my guys. Last season I had fun watching both Bruce and Joakim Soria having fun in the outfield during batting practice. Part of the fun of going to the game on the Fourth was to see these two again. (more…)


1977 Topps – Ted Lilly

I was going to post this card yesterday, but I was very busy. I really forgot about posting on here until this morning. I thought it would have been neat to post a card of Ted on his return to Chicago, but it will have to be the day after. I like this ’77 Topps set. I am sure that plenty more of these will show up. (more…)


1977 Topps – Derrek Lee

Derrek makes the blog once again, but in a retro card as a member of the Cubs. I really like how the ’77 Topps set has held up, and I think that the Cubs card really looks good. I have made a couple, and plan to make many more from this set. (more…)


1977 Topps – Mark Buehrle

I have put out a few ’87 Topps cards lately so I thought that I would go back ten years, and post a ’77 Topps card. For some reason I really like this card. Maybe because it is so easy to put my picture on them and complete the process. I don’t know why, but this is a great card. (more…)


1977 Topps – Starlin Castro

Starlin is one of the exciting young players right now. He really seems to have all the tools to be a great player. Living near Chicago it looks like I will get to watch two very good shortstops for a long time. (more…)


1977 Topps – Jim Thome

I am getting near the end of my cards that I have made of former Sox players. As I have said before I would like to get all of these out before the season starts so that I can concentrate on the players that are on the team. I think I have talked about how much I enjoyed watching Jim play while he was with the Sox before. As a lefty I always relate more to other lefties so it was nice to see one that could really hit the ball. (more…)


1977 Topps – D.J. Carrasco

During his short time with the White Sox D.J. Carrasco was one of my favorites. I sat down by the Sox bullpen a lot, and he really seemed to enjoy talking to the fans and playing the game. He is one of the bright spots in baseball. He now plays for the Mets, and I saw an interview he did with SNY the other day. He still seems to be really enjoying the game, and I wish nothing but the best for him. (more…)


1977 Topps – Jermaine Dye

Here is yet another card of a former Sox player. I enjoyed watching Jermaine during his time with the Sox, and wish that his time could have ended a little better than it did. Since he has not signed with another team since I thought that he was fair game to continue to make cards of. I only have a few cards left with players who are no longer on the club. I will try and get them all out by the time the season starts so that I can concentrate on current players. (more…)