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1987 Topps – Lamar Jackson


1986 Topps – Gary Carter Tribute (1986 – 1989)

Now we are to card number four in this tribute set to Gary Carter. As with the other cards this one was modeled off the 1986 Topps design that featured Pete Rose after he broke Ty Cobb’s hit record. Unlike the set in 1986 this one actually includes Gary’s 1986 Topps card.

I went back to the drawing board for this card. After just trying to match the other cards up over and over I think that I was slightly off. I brought back the original Pete Rose card back up for placement on this card. I think that it looks a little better.


1987 Topps – Brad Mumma

Tonight I thought that I would finish up this small spree of local players with Brad Mumma. Brad made it the farthest of any former Slicer that I have seen in person. He spent time with the Double A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. I took this picture a couple of years ago as Brad was pitching for the Joliet Jackhammers.  (more…)


1987 Topps – Dustin DeMuth

Dustin was a fun player to photograph last spring. I had watched him play football for my hometown team, but had not seen him play baseball yet. I am a Purdue fan, but I did root for Dustin (who plays for the hated Hoosiers) when he came to bat. I was lucky enough to see a couple games that weekend so Dustin has had a few cards made from them.  (more…)


1987 Topps – Ubaldo Jimenez

The day of the Rockies continues with this card of the former Rockies ace. Early in 2010 I saw the Rockies play the Cubs at Wrigley field. Jiminez had just thrown his no-hitter and I got some good pictures of him talking to some fans in the bleachers. This picture shows him throwing on the side just before the game started.  (more…)


1987 Topps – Miguel Olivo

I have enjoyed watching Miguel play since he came up with the White Sox. For some reason in the short time he played on the southside he seemed to love playing the Cubs. Since then he has played for quite a few teams. This picture was taken in 2010 as Olivo was warming up against the Cubs as a member of the Rockies. Keeping with the theme of posting cards of a team a day I thought that today would be a good day to post some Rockies cards. (more…)


1987 Topps – Mark Buehrle

The hardest news of the off season was that Mark Buehrle would not be coming back to the White Sox next year. Early on you knew that it was the case, but you kept thinking that maybe another ‘all in’ miracle would happen like last year. It did not, and Mark went to play with Ozzie in Florida. I quit watching baseball after the strike in ’94. When I came back to the game Mark was a young pitcher for the White Sox. His love of the game quickly made him a favorite of mine. He is now on another team, but I think that he will forever be remembered as a member of the White Sox. Will he end up bronzed in the outfield? I struggle with that question. If he is I will be there though. (more…)


1987 Topps – Jerrud Sabourin

I have really neglected this site for the past couple of months. I had a bunch of cards sitting in a folder, and I realized that it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to actually put them out there. So I will not be making any new cards, but rather just releasing some older ones so that people can see what I took the time to make.  (more…)


1987 Topps – Kevin Eichhorn

I have already released several cards of Kevin. I remember when his dad was a hot rookie card to have so it was only natural that I made a few cards of him. I was already making the Whitecaps team set in the ’87 Topps style so I made one more while I had the template open to get Kevin in the set. (more…)


1987 Topps – Kyle Ryan

I only have a couple more of the cards that I made for the backs of my ’11 csd Custom set for the Midwest League opponents of the Silverhawks to go. Both cards are of West Michigan Whitecap players. (more…)


1987 Topps – Nick Castellanos

When I go and see a minor league team for the first time I always check out the roster for players that are highly regarded. Nick was very highly thought of in the Tigers organization. I don’t know if he is living up to expectations, but he is still one of the players on their top 10 list. (more…)


1987 Topps – Mike Aviles

Mike was a player that for some reason I got some pretty good pictures of last July. I moved around and ended up just behind the Royals dugout. I liked this picture, and made this card of Mike a while ago. As high as the bat was I thought that it could have been a ’88 Score card, but I like how this one turned out as well. (more…)


1987 Topps – Dan Haren

I like this set, and thanks to the snowpocolypse I have many of them sitting in a folder waiting to be showcased on this site. Dan is no longer with the Diamondbacks, but he was their ace for a few years. He was part of the draw when I went to see Arizona at Wrigley last season. He is now with the Angels so he has not changed colors too much. (more…)


1987 Topps – Ryan Roberts

Ryan is a player that normally would not be on this site. I don’t know too much about him even though he is on the Diamondbacks. I saw him hit a home run live though so he will get this card as well as a card in the ’11 custom set. I love this ’87 Topps design so I have used it here and there for my cards that will go on the back of the custom set for this year. It is a simple design, but I think that it has held up well. (more…)


1987 Topps – David Wright

This card has been sitting in a folder on my computer for a while. I made a ton of ’87 Topps cards during the snowpocolypse. I have put many of them on the site so far, but I still have a few sitting around waiting to be released. For some reason I still really like this set. I think that it has stood up well over time. (more…)


1987 Topps – Rob Brantly

Rob is the catcher for the West Michigan Whitecaps. Minor League Monday continues as this ’87 Topps card of Rob is released. (more…)


1987 Topps – Ryan Roberts

Ryan was probably not going to be in my 2011 csd Custom set. Then he hit a home run during the at bat pictured on this card while I saw him play live, and he worked his way into the set. As with all new players in the set I needed a card for the back of my custom so this card was born of necessity. (more…)


1987 Topps – Trace Knoblach

While watching a game earlier this season between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Purdue Boilermakers I noticed a familiar name on the roster for Indiana. A quick check on my phone confirmed that Trace is the nephew of former big leaguer Chuck Knoblach. Chuck was one of my favorite players to watch when he played for the Twins. It is weird to enjoy watching a player on a division rival. I kind of have that now with Joe Mauer on the Twins. (more…)


1987 Topps – Willie Bloomquist

Willie makes the set because of a good set of games against the Cubs. He hit a home run on Monday, and the next day knocked in the tying runs. That lead did not last though as the Cubs took the game. He was very good when I saw him play so he makes the set. That being said I needed a card for the back of my 2011 custom card so I made this ’87 Topps card to put there. (more…)


1987 Topps – Luis Sanz

Minor League Monday starts off with a card of the backup catcher for the West Michigan Whitecaps. I had great seats to get some pictures of the bullpen during a doubleheader so I took full advantage of them. Being a catcher Luis gets a spot in the set. (more…)


1987 Topps – Wes Wilson

While flipping through the channels this morning I stumbled upon the Indiana baseball game against Northwestern. It is probably blasphemy to post an IU card on the weekend that Purdue is playing a huge series at Michigan State, but I have to get some of these out there so that I can post the 2011 custom cards of the players. (more…)


1987 Topps – Eric Kartman

Here is yet another card that I had to make before I could make another card. Last weekend when Indiana was in town to play the Boilers the name of one of their relievers caused a small stir in the crowd. I swore that I heard the announcer say Eric Cartman. As I looked around I noticed that other people were trying to figure out if that is what the announcer said. When I got home I looked up his name, and sure enough I heard the announcer right. Just for fun I thought that I would put Eric in the set. (more…)


1987 Topps – Alex Dickerson

Alex has a couple of cards coming up on this site even though he is a Hoosier. In the couple of games that I saw him play in he really did not do anything special, but I have seen his name on top 30 list for the MLB entry draft so much that he must have something great going on. He didn’t play the field the whole weekend so maybe he was nursing an injury. That did not stop a handful of scouts from coming out to see him. (more…)


1987 Topps – Jay Pecci

Jay is no longer a member of the Railcats, but this is the only card I had ready to go. I have held this card back simply because Jay was no longer on the team. I will be at the Railcats exhibition game when this posts so I thought it was only fitting that I had a Railcats card on the blog. (more…)