merging my pictures and cards

Short Prints

1985 Topps – Ted Williams SP2

This is the second short print card of Ted in this set. I made two with the intention of picking one, and maybe using the other. Then I started making other cards so I was going to use this picture for one of them. Since I had already made the card I thought why not release it. This is the final card of the 2010 set. (more…)


1985 Topps – Harold Baines

This card has a couple of stories behind it. I originally made it as one of the few short prints I was going to make for this set. I just liked the idea of a couple different cards. As you have seen that really took off to much more than that. This picture was taken in 2009 at the Civil Rights game. I liked Harold in the different uniform so I thought I would put the picture on a card. (more…)


1985 Topps – Johnny Bench

Three cards left in the 2010 custom set. Johnny has a lot going for him. I like catchers so he fits that mold. He was a hard nose player so he has an in there. He also hosted the Baseball Bunch when I was a kid so I got to see him every week. That was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Right then people should have known that I had a sports problem. (more…)


1985 Topps – Harry Caray

Harry was also going to be part of the announcer day that I had planned for the set. The former Sox and Cub announcer is a Chicago icon. I am not sure how long it will be before he loses steam in Chicago. At some point the younger fans won’t have lived through his broadcasts to know how entertaining he could be. (more…)


1985 Topps – Ozzie Smith

The final five cards in this set features four Hall of Famers, and one that I wish would be. The first of those is Ozzie Smith. Growing up he was the man. He was an acrobatic shortstop known for his fielding more than his hitting. His home run in game five of the NLCS led to one of my favorite moments in baseball. Jack Buck’s famous call of “Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy.” Since they are forever linked in my mind I thought that it would be cool to have them back to back on the site. (more…)


1985 Topps – Jack Buck

Jack was an institution in St. Louis. He did a lot of great things for baseball. I don’t know if his son Joe can be counted among those. I love how some of the older clubs had the announcers that became synonymous with the team. These guys were around for the majority of people’s lives. They were as much a part of the team as the ballpark. (more…)


1985 Topps – Lou Brock

The final day of the 2010 set starts off with one of the best base stealers to ever play the game. Lou Brock had a great career that seemed to take off after he was traded away from the Cubs. Every team has its trade that they wish they never completed. The Red Sox traded Babe Ruth. The White Sox traded Sammy Sosa. For the Cubs I would say that this is that trade. (more…)