This was the first card that I made for this black White Sox template. For some reason Gordon has been the first guy for most of the templates. I guess since he was the first custom card that I made I keep going back to the well on that one. He was once thought of as a savior at second base for the White Sox. Now he is a very good ballplayer on this upcoming team. (more…)
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.
So many cards to post and so little time to do it. I made this card back in May, and still have not gotten around to posting it. It is the last of my ’88 Topps cards for the Fort Wayne Tincaps. I made these cards for the backs of my 2011 csd Custom cards. (more…)
Matt pitched game two of a doubleheader that I saw earlier this season. He was not the pitcher that I was looking forward to seeing, but he had the better game of the two by far. As with Adam Dominick he warmed up right in front of me giving me a great view to get a couple of pictures from. (more…)
It has been a few weeks since I had a Minor League Monday segment on this site. Today seems like a good day to bring it back. I would like to post some of these cards that have just been sitting in a folder since April. Let’s see how many I can get through. (more…)
I have posted a few Royals cards over the last couple of days. For some reason I just love how their team colors look on a card. One of those that I loved as a kid was the 1988 Topps cards. I really have the Bo Jackson and George Brett cards stuck in my head. I thought that I would give the card a try tonight. (more…)
When going to see the Tincaps play in South Bend I knew that there were a few good Padres prospects on that team. The two big named outfielders were not playing. One of the pitchers though was throwing in game one. That was Matt Branham. Out of the two pitchers to go that day Matt had the worse day, but he is still thought highly off in their organization. (more…)
Bradin is another player that was on the ‘Hawks last season. Most of the time those guys are not with the team very long. Keon Broxton was already moved up just a couple of weeks into the season. Bradin is a solid player that I hope can make that move up soon. (more…)
Emmanuel will probably never make the Major Leagues. He has been knocking around the minors, and has not moved above the single A level. In the true spirit of this blog though if he caught a game I will make a card of him. This card was made so that I had something to put on the back of my 2011 custom card. I used the ’88 Topps design for all of the Tincap players. It was my newest design at the time so I made it work. It also has the Tincap colors on it. (more…)
Jake had a monster game in a losing effort against the Silverhawks in game one of a doubleheader. He started off with a home run, and added a double and a triple before it was all over. He did well in his only three trips to the plate, and I was left to wonder if he could have hit for the cycle if the full nine innings were played. (more…)
This was the second ’88 Topps card that I attempted. I changed the name plate to be a color other than pink, but left the card pretty much the same as the White Sox card. The colors were close enough to the Silverhawks colors to make it work. I do like how it looks even though it really isn’t a copy of the ’88 Topps card. (more…)