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Carlos Quentin

1990 Upper Deck – Carlos Quentin

This is where things start to get a bit harder. I have always loved watching Carlos play. No matter what his at bats are usually exciting. He doesn’t get cheated, and rarely watches a third strike. You get your money’s worth when he steps in. He may hit a towering home run, or just simply let a 95 mph fastball hit him in the chin. He was fun to watch, but if you want to watch him from now on you have to watch the Padres. We share the same birthday as well. It will be interesting to see what Carlos does in the National League. I have seen one of the pitchers that the Sox got in return when he was in Single A. Simon Castro was a beast for For Wayne of the Midwest League. Hopefully he can show that form in the bigs. (more…)

1984 Fleer Special – Pierre, Rios, Quentin

This was one of the first SuperStar Special cards that I attempted. As a kid I always looked forward to seeing who Fleer paired up on these cards every year. I don’t have the access to the players like Fleer does so I have to be a little creative when I make these cards.  (more…)

1982 Topps – Carlos Quentin

I think that it is pretty cool that one of my favorite players on the White Sox shares the same birthday that I do. He is six years younger than me, but I like the fact that he and I celebrate on the same day. I made this card a while ago, but like some cards that I make they take a while to find there way onto this site. I thought today would be the perfect day to post this card. (more…)

1985 Topps – Carlos Quentin

While making the Dan Dierking cards earlier today I decided to try a baseball card. I probably would never have thought of doing this, but I saw this exact make of card used for a Josh Hamilton card on A Hair Off Square earlier this year. I figured why not give it a try. Carlos is one of my favorite Sox players because we share a birthday. He seems to have been given all of the baseball skills though. (more…)

1987 Fleer – Carlos Quentin

One of the good things to come out of the weekend series with the Red Sox is the fact that Carlos Quentin is still a member of the White Sox. To celebrate that fact I thought that I would make a more modern version of the ’87 Fleer card with him on it. I like the ’87 Fleer design, and was just curious to see what the modern emblem would look like on the card. I might try another one of these with a grey line at the bottom of the card. (more…)

1964 Topps – Carlos Quentin

Like the Konerko card I just posted this card was made this past winter. I had an old editing program, and I was still new to the card making game. I have a new template that I think is a little better so I thought I should release these older cards before I put out any new ones with the new template. (more…)

2011 csd All Star – Carlos Quentin

Carlos was selected as the lone representative of the White Sox when the All Star selections were announced. I am cheating on my All Star cards this season and copying the Topps All Star Glossy format from the 80’s. I had a plan for an All Star card, but not the time to execute it. I do like the look of this card. (more…)

1985 Topps 25th Anniversary – Carlos Quentin

I was traveling tonight, and heard a few innings of the Sox game on the radio. During my time listening Carlos took one deep. He has done two things very well as a member of the Sox. One of them is getting hit by the pitch. He has a crazy bone in his body where he will watch the ball come in and hit him without so much as a flinch. The other thing he has done well is to hit long home runs. I have seen a few in person, and wish that I could have seen his tonight. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Carlos Quentin

Carlos is one of the great finds that Kenny Williams has come up with as a general manager. He came over from the Diamondbacks, and would not have made the team if not for an injury. He ended up having a season that was on track for the league MVP except for a late season injury. He is an exciting player to watch. (more…)

1978 Topps – Carlos Quentin

After having so many themed days I thought I would post some random cards today. I like this 1978 Topps design so I am sure that I will have quite a few of these cards before I am done here. I already have a handful waiting to be put on the site. Being snowed in with nothing to do a couple times this winter really helped me stockpile some cards. Now I just have to take my time and get them on this site. (more…)

1991 Donruss – Carlos Quentin

This is probably the last year that I collected any Donruss cards. In fact when I looked at the ’93 Donruss card I didn’t really recognize it. There was a time when I could have told you any card by just looking at the front. Of course things have changed dramatically since then. This card was not too bad to create. I had a little help though. While searching for cards to alter I came across a high res image that Goose Joak cards had made into a card. A couple of clicks to get rid of the picture, and then just change the name and position. (more…)

1990 Leaf – Carlos Quentin

I made this card about a week ago, but had a problem with the lower left corner. I found a fairly easy solution that made it good enough to post. I wanted to do this card because it was so hard for me to get. The cards were in all the magazines, but my small town did not have any to get. Now through the magic of the internet I can make my own if I can’t buy them. I am still trying to get the complete Sox set from this. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Carlos Quentin

Carlos came to the White Sox without much behind his name. I really did not know who he was. After an injury allowed him into the lineup he had an MVP type year before he injured his hand throwing a temper tantrum. He really has not been the same since. He has shown flashes of that form, but has never really put a long string of games together. Just the same I really like to watch him hit. He has an all or nothing swing that creates some excitement. You also have to factor in all of the times he has been hit by a pitch. He doesn’t even flinch. That takes a tough man to watch something 90+ MPH coming at your head and not even twitch. (more…)

1984 Fleer – Carlos Quentin

Here is another 1984 Fleer card. I made these from scratch as well, but as you can see by the design there is not too much to them. That being said I like the simple design, and how some of these pictures look on it. This would also be an easy design to change for other teams. (more…)

1986 Donruss – Carlos Quentin

Carlos had a great season in 2008 during his first campaign with the Sox. As this project continues I can only imagine the cards of Carlos will end up looking like the Jose Canseco cards of the same era. There is a slight resemblance between the two. A Quentin at bat could end up in any number of outcomes. He could hit a home run or get hit by the pitch. He really is fun to watch. His intensity on the field is unmatched on the team. (more…)

Carlos Quentin – csd Masterpieces

One of my favorite all time sets have been the Masterpiece sets that Upper Deck has put out the last couple of years. I love the cards because they show the field as I see it. Upper Deck took baseball card photography to a new level to make each card a piece of artwork. This was my first attempt to re create these cards. If I like how the cards look I may try and make a few of the Sox players in addition to the 1985 Topps replicas. (more…)

Carlos Quentin

Carlos quickly became a fan favorite in 2008 when he had an MVP type season for most of the year. If not for a late season injury I think that he would have had the award in the bag. The injury was self inflicted though so you can’t feel too bad for him. He has fought through injuries since, but has been a productive outfielder when he has been healthy. (more…)