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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)