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2013 Topps – Griffin Smith

2013 Topps GRIFFIN SMITH

Here is yet another custom card from the West Lafayette baseball team. I have had a lot of fun putting my images on the 2013 Topps template. I have been trying to find an interesting image for each player. For some the images are hard to pick from. Others like the one above just look different enough from the rest to make it onto a card.

 


2013 Topps – Sam Oates

2013 Topps SAM OATES

Here is yet another custom card from the West Lafayette baseball team. I have had a lot of fun putting my images on the 2013 Topps template. I have been trying to find an interesting image for each player. For some the images are hard to pick from. Others like the one above just look different enough from the rest to make it onto a card.


1981 Donruss – Carlton Fisk

81 donruss CARLTON FISK

Part of the fun of freeing myself from having to use my own pictures on certain cards is the fact that I can go back and make cards that should have been made. Carlton Fisk signed with the White Sox in March of 1981 so the card companies did not have the proper time to make a White Sox card of the catcher. All three companies featured him as a member of the Red Sox in their 1981 base sets. Topps gave Carlton a White Sox card with their traded set, but the other two companies were probably more worried about year two of their brand than updating cards at the time. I decided to see what a White Sox Donruss card of Carlton (more…)


2013 Topps – Carlton Fisk (Red Sox)

2013 Topps CARLTON FISK red sox

I have already made two versions of this card for Carlton, but I thought a third could be used. I had threatened to make a card with Carlton as a member of the Red Sox, and I did just that. I like some of the older pictures of Pudge with the Red Sox so I will have to find a way to work them into this subset that I plan on making. I have found some using a Google image search, but many of the great older pictures are on sites like Getty Images. I will have to find a good source before I continue the Red Sox portion of this side project. In this particular picture Carlton is tagging out Lou Pinella just before their epic battle. Carlton had many great moments showing his dislike for the Yankees, and this is another of those.


2013 Topps – Carlton Fisk

2013 Topps CARLTON FISK

Here is another version of the 2013 Topps card that I have made. This would be part of my custom set though meaning that it has to have one of my pictures on it. I love the idea of my pictures on cards so why not. I took this in 2005 as Carlton was getting his statue unveiled before a White Sox season. That year was a special year, and this was just another great moment during it.  (more…)


1991 Fleer – Miguel Montero

91 fleer miguel montero

This is a card that I made for the back of my 2011 custom set that was kind of lost. I had great hopes for the set, but each card took way too much time for me to make. The idea of making a card to put on the back similar to the old Stadium Club cards just added to the work. That being said I made many of the cards without ever releasing them. This is one of those cards. They were not the best to look at, but since I took the time to make them I thought that I would release them here.


2013 Topps – Carlton Fisk

2013 Topps CARLTON FISK (2)

Whenever I have made a custom set I have included Carlton Fisk in it. I have always made it a point to include my own pictures as I do all of my cards. Today I thought that I might try something new. Inspired by Dick Allen Hall of Fame I decided to try and recreate what some cards would have looked like had Carlton been playing today. He has done some great things with Dick Allen through all the Topps years, and is now reworking through Mike Schmidt’s career. Click on the link above, or on the sidebar to see some of his great work. In addition to this card I also have a 2013 Topps card made with a picture that I took on it. I will post that card tomorrow.  (more…)