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1984 Topps

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…)


1986 Topps – Gary Carter Tribute (1983-1985)

Here is the third installment of the Gary Carter Tribute that is modeled after the 1986 Topps tribute set to Pete Rose. The tribute set starts to get into cards here that I collected heavily as a kid. It also gets into Gary’s Mets career with the ’85 Topps traded card of Gary. I decided to leave the All Star and Record Breaker cards out for now. They may come back later in the set, but for now they really would have messed everything up. (more…)


1984 Topps – Joe Mauer

This is yet another card that has been sitting in a folder on my computer for a while. At one point I was not working, and the cards were being made at an incredible pace. This is one from that time period. I couldn’t possibly post them all so I decided to just slowly release them. When I stopped having the time to make them I should have just kept posting the cards, but for some reason I did not. Joe should not be one of my favorite players because he is a star for a rival team. For some reason though I really enjoy watching him play. This card has two pictures from two separate occasions that make it up. The main picture was taken as Joe was jogging out to the bullpen prior to a game against the White Sox in 2009. He didn’t look up so I had to make do with what I had. The inset picture is of him warming up in the Metrodome in 2008. I loved the old school Twins uniforms, but I didn’t know enough about photography yet to make the picture as sharp as it could have been. (more…)


1984 Topps – Jeff Manship

While looking at some of the ’84 Topps cards that I had already made today I saw one of former Notre Dame hurler Jeff Manship. I have been meaning to release the card, but for some reason I never did. Last night he was part of a combined no-hitter for the Twins Triple A team in Rochester. He started the game, and it is great that he gets some publicity. Jeff was part of the great staff in 2006 for the Irish that also included Tom Thornton and Jeff Samardzija. (more…)


1984 Topps – Mike Moustakas

Mike may get a few cards on this site. He has a few things going for him. One of them is that he is a hot young prospect. The second is that he plays for the Royals. For some reason when I make a custom card of a Royals player I tend to like it. It must be something about their color scheme that I like. The third thing he has going for him is that he hit me a ball in batting practice. Any time a player gets me a souvenir I tend to make a few cards of him. For some reason I like this set. It may be due to the fact that it was the first set that I collected. I only had a few cards, but they were from this set. That might be why I try and make these cards as much as I can. (more…)


1984 Topps – Kevin Plawecki

For some reason I have always admired catchers. I guess that is why the most cards from any one position usually are from the catcher for each team. This is the second card of Kevin’s that I have posted tonight. I made a couple before heading down to West Lafayette to see the Boilers play. I remade my ’84 Topps template for the Boilers. I was going to use black lettering, but stuck with the gold. I think that it turned out pretty good. (more…)


1984 Topps – Scott Podsednik

I have done a few Scotty Pods cards so far on this site. I think part of that is nostalgia for the ’05 Championship team, and the other part was that he came back with the Royals right when I started making cards for this site. I had a couple close up shots of his face so I decided to try a 1984 Topps card of him. (more…)


1984 Topps – Justin Upton

This is yet another card that was made during the ‘snowpocolypse’ while I was snowed in. I was extremely bored so I went through some of my older pictures looking for cards. I loved the 1984 Topps set because it was the first card that I ever collected. The trouble was that I needed a close of up the head for the inset picture. I could only make cards of players that I have seen up close. (more…)


1984 Topps – Brendan Ryan

This is one card that I really like. One reason is that I was able get the ‘stache that Brendan was rocking in 2009 onto a card. The other reason is that I loved how he wore his socks high, and even had the old school Cardinal socks on. Instead of using parts from the ’84 Topps card I just made this one from scratch. I think that I got the type close enough for what I am doing here. Brendan is no longer on the Cardinals so I thought I would make a couple cards of him using some pictures I had lying around. I always enjoyed watching him play. (more…)


1984 Topps – Paul Konerko (Black)

Part of the reason I did not change the normal looking ’84 Topps Konerko card was because I knew I had this in the barrel as well. I was just wondering what the ’84 Topps Sox card would look like with today’s colors. This is what I came up with. I really like how the colors look on the card. The ’89 Fleer updated card looked good as well. I may have to try a few more of these. Instead of a neon color behind the inset picture I have just put gray. I thought it looked better. (more…)


1984 Topps – Paul Konerko

This was one (if not the first) 1984 Topps cards that I attempted. As I said with the Beckham card I really like the design, but the need for the close up picture makes is hard to get them for most players. I have to be very close to the action to get what I need for these cards. (more…)


1984 Topps – Gordon Beckham

I really like the 1984 Topps design. The problem is that it is hard to recreate the font on the side of the card. For this one I cheated and used the actual writing from a Sox card. The design is a little tricky because I not only need a shot for the card, but I also need a close up for the bottom left hand corner. That really will limit how many of these that I can make. (more…)


1984 Topps – Brian Bannister

Brian is no longer a Major League Pitcher, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t make any more cards of him. Brian will be playing this season in Japan instead of over here. Thankfully he played for the Royals last season. If you read the blog you know that I made way too big of a deal about last year being the 25th anniversary of my first Major League Baseball game. Brian’s dad Floyd pitched that first game so I thought that it was cool that I saw Brian pitch 25 years later. I ended up seeing him pitch twice last season. (more…)


1984 Topps – Chris Getz

I still am not to sure about these 1984 Topps cards. I guess if Topps can update their cards for the newer sets so can I. I decided to make my own template so that I could make different teams a little easier. I could not get the team font right. On some teams it looks alright, and others it does not. This is one card that looks okay, but not perfect. I will have to keep working on this one. If anyone knows the name of the font suggestions would be awesome. (more…)


1984 Topps – Miguel Cabrera

I like the idea of coming up with sets for the World Champs. In 1984 the Tigers took home the hardware. I had the 1986 Mets card earlier in the day so I thought I would post a 1984 Topps card of a Tiger player. Miguel Cabrera is one of the best players in the league. He is a feared hitter that has been dominant almost from day one in the bigs. (more…)


1984 Topps – Albert Pujols

This card I am still not too sure about. I tried to make my own 1984 Topps card so that it would be easier to make multiple teams. I had a lot of trouble making the team font on the left look right. For teams like the Twins it looked good, but it looks off for this card. I like the set though so I will try to make it right. (more…)


1984 Topps – Mark Buehrle

One of the hardest sets for me to make so far has been this one. The card is simple, but trying to get the team name to look good was the hardest part. I ended up just doing a little cut and paste of the text and placing it on my card that I had made. I don’t think the card turned out badly. I love the set and would love to make more of them. The one problem is that you have to have a close up of the player for the box in the lower left hand corner. I have a couple more of these waiting around, but I need more headshots before I can get any more made. I guess I have a goal for this season. (more…)


1984 Topps – Alexei Ramirez

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