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1986 Topps

1986 Topps – Kurt Suzuki

86 topps kurt suzuki

This is a card that I have had made for a long time. There have been cards just sitting in a folder waiting to be made with little hope of getting published. These A’s cards were in a folder because I was going to release them with the 2011 csd custom cards that I was making. When my interest in making the cards died so did the cards that were going to end up on the backs. It is now time to release some of these cards so that they can finally leave the folder.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Hideki Matsui

86 topps hideki matsui

This is a card that I have had made for a long time. There have been cards just sitting in a folder waiting to be made with little hope of getting published. These A’s cards were in a folder because I was going to release them with the 2011 csd custom cards that I was making. When my interest in making the cards died so did the cards that were going to end up on the backs. It is now time to release some of these cards so that they can finally leave the folder.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Kevin Kouzmanoff

86 topps kevin kouzmanoff

This is a card that I have had made for a long time. There have been cards just sitting in a folder waiting to be made with little hope of getting published. These A’s cards were in a folder because I was going to release them with the 2011 csd custom cards that I was making. When my interest in making the cards died so did the cards that were going to end up on the backs. It is now time to release some of these cards so that they can finally leave the folder.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Jose Reyes

86 topps jose reyes

This card was originally supposed to be released with some ’86 Topps Red Sox cards near the 25th anniversary of that classic World Series. I was not blogging at that time though so hanging onto these cards turned out to be a mistake. I really liked the look of them though so it is nice to be able to release them now. (more…)


1986 Topps – Scott Schoeneweis

86 topps schoeneweisThis card was originally supposed to be released with some ’86 Topps Red Sox cards near the 25th anniversary of that classic World Series. I was not blogging at that time though so hanging onto these cards turned out to be a mistake. I really liked the look of them though so it is nice to be able to release them now. (more…)


1986 Topps – Carlton Fisk Tribute (1991-1993)

86 topps fisk career (91-93)Here is the final card in the mini set that I created to cover the career of Carlton Fisk. One day I was bored thinking of ideas for custom cards. Normally a card has to have a picture by me to be on this site. Carlton was my favorite player, and after seeing the set that Topps did for Pete Rose in 1986 I decided to make my own. It was a fun idea that I have since copied for Gary Carter upon learning of his passing. I may bring this back in the future for some of my other favorite players. Those will be weird though as some of them weren’t born yet in 1986. (more…)


1986 Topps – Carlton Fisk Tribute (1987-1990)

86 topps fisk career (87-90)Here is the second to last card in this mini set that I created. Since it is Carlton Fisk’s birthday today I thought that it would be a good day to finish this set off. It was created a while back, and since this blog has sort of fallen off the map it has never been finished. The cards have just sat in a folder on my computer. Today that will end.  (more…)


1986 Topps – Carlton Fisk Tribute (1983-1986)

86 topps fisk career (83-86)

I have been away for a while, but I figured that today would be a great day to post the rest of my Carlton Fisk career highlight cards. These were done in the style of the 1986 Topps Pete Rose career highlight cards. I had a lot of fun making them, but for some reason I have been slow to release them. When Gary Carter died I paid tribute in a similar fashion, but actually posted all of the cards. I guess I will have to use this excuse to post the rest of the Fisk cards today. (more…)


1986 Topps – Barrett Serrato

Barrett was a fun player to photograph while at Purdue for sure. At the plate he had a picture perfect swing with a great finish. In the field he had his hat which had to be the first Purdue hat given to him as it was very faded and dirty. It will be hard to top the pictures of him I gathered over the years.


1986 Topps – Calvin Gunter

This is another card that was made for the back of my custom card last year. For some reason though that set never got finished, and the cards that were made just sat in a folder. Finally this card can see the light of day. It is very good timing too as the Boilers finally come home tonight to play their first home game of the season. It will not be in the new stadium as previously planned, but it will still be nice to see the boys play. They have been very good, and finally getting some national attention. It will be nice to see them getting some local attention after work today. (more…)