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.
Later 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.
Here is another card that has sat in a folder for a long time. I made this card when I heard that this lineman was an acquaintance of a friend. I saw him play for Miami (OH) twice during his career so I wondered if I had a picture of him. I did find a couple pictures, but they were not of the best quality. That might be why this card has sat for so long.
I guess that today I will have a theme of former Slicers on the blog. I thought that since I created a new tab for former Slicers that I should add some cards to the list. I watched Kris as part of a record setting LaPorte Slicer offense in 2005. He then made his mark at Purdue as the holder on field goals. It was nice to see a local kid playing for my Boilers. (more…)
I know that Curtis already has a ’84 Topps card, but that was in a Colts uniform. I found this picture of him while making cards for Saturdays game so I thought that I would hold it for today when the former Boiler quarterback makes his first NFL start. (more…)
Tom was an exciting player for the Irish. He was a very good safety who also had a knack for returning kicks. He just ran up the field which in the end all the good returners do. He is the last card in the countdown simply because I like it the best. (more…)
I really enjoyed watching Kory during his time at Purdue. He provided many great memories during his four year run.This card keeps the countdown going a bit leading up to the 8:00 kickoff against Notre Dame. (more…)
Here is the first Notre Dame card in the ’84 Topps format. I really like how the Notre Dame cards look. I may have to make a couple more with some pictures that I get tonight. I grew up a die hard Notre Dame fan before going to school at Purdue. That is what makes this game so special to me, and why I needed a countdown leading up to it. (more…)
I was getting pumped up for the Purdue game against Notre Dame game tonight so I thought that I would make a few cards of both teams as sort of a countdown to the 8:00 kickoff. (more…)
I thought that since I had made the template for the Boilers with the intention of making it easy to make cards for multiple teams that I should try it out. This card was a little easier to make than the Purdue card. I have an actual card from 1984 to use to pick out colors. If I had to make this card from scratch I certainly would not have chosen these colors. I like the set overall though so I will stay true to it when possible even if I don’t like the colors they chose then. I may have to make an alternate version of this card eventually though. (more…)
I thought that I would post a couple football cards on this last Sunday without football. I wanted to try and replicate the ’84 Topps set. Earlier on this site I just altered an existing card to save some time. The design is simple enough that I thought it wouldn’t take too much to do. The hardest part for me though was how to make the card a template that I could use to make other cards. Once I figures that out it was easy to make. Easy that is except for coming up with the Boilers colors. Black and Gold would be used, but where and what shades? I also was struggling with what color to use for the nameplate on the card. In ’84 that plate color had nothing to do with the team colors. Starting from scratch was a challenge, but I like the results. I am sure that a few more of these will show up throughout the season. (more…)
This was the first Packers card that I made after the Super Bowl. I have always liked this set so I thought I would try and make a card from it. I liked it so much that the other ones just sprung up. I basically took a card from a Packer Pro Bowl player and doctored it a little. Instead of the Pro Bowl line I changed it to Super Bowl MVP. The only problem is that I can never seem to get angled text to look right. It was an issue that I fought all of last year making the 1985 Topps tribute cards. (more…)