merging my pictures and cards

All Star Rookie

Ryan Hanigan


Here is yet another card from the Civil Rights Game last June. I had been hearing about Ryan all summer while reading The Writers Journey that I knew I had to get some pictures of this kid. One of my favorite teams from the 1985 set was the Reds. Something about the color scheme has always appealed to me. I have used some of the pictures from the Civil Rights game to make some cards for this set. Maybe I can get to a Reds game this season to get some current pics. (more…)

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Chris Coghlan

Today I thought I would post some cards with pictures from Saturday’s White Sox game against the Marlins. The first of those cards is of Chris Coghlan. This is the third card that features the All Star Rookie trophy on it. I really first learned of Chris last summer when he hit his first home run, and the Happy Youngster in Milwaukee caught it. The controversy that surrounded it made me a little less excited to see Chris win the NL Rookie of the Year. My first time seeing him in person saw him go 0-3. (more…)


Chris Getz

I finally got around to posting my Getz card. I like this card for two reasons. The first is that it is a decent picture of Getz. The second is that it gave me the idea to put the rookie trophy on the card. I know that Topps didn’t put the trophy on the card in 1985, but I think they screwed that up. I have always loved the trophy, and wondered what it would have looked like on these cards. Now I know. It is amazing what a photo editing program can get you. So far we have had a couple former White Sox players make the set. I am sure that there will be more. When you get used to rooting for a player it is hard to stop. (more…)


My first custom card: Gordon Beckham

This is my first custom card that I made today. Of course it has to be of Gordon Beckham since he is the savior of the White Sox. This picture was taken on May 5th against the Royals. Because I attended my first game in 1985, and this is the 25th anniversary of that Topps set and my first game I have picked that set to use this year. I will try to post as often as I have the pictures for. I would assume that sooner or later I will run out of players to make cards of if I am only using my pictures. (more…)