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Cincinnati Reds

1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Shane Larkin

It is funny how some things work out. I was watching the Ohio State – Miami title game in football from a couple of years back when Jarett Payton was the running back for the Hurricanes. I thought that another Hall of Famer had a son that played for Miami, but then thought that Barry Larkin was not in the hall yet. Not an hour later I heard on TV that Barry was elected today into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I had this card sitting around so I thought that today was the perfect day to post it.  (more…)

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1975 Topps – Brandon Phillips

I was never too sure exactly what I thought of Brandon until I saw him play in 2009. As one of the bigger names on that Reds team you would have thought that he would have had a bigger head. Instead of hanging out in the clubhouse before the game he spent most of that time signing as many autographs as he could. That put him on my list of players to watch, and got him a couple of extra cards on this site. (more…)


Bronzed Heroes – Tom Seaver

One of the great things about this set is that I get to make a card of Tom Seaver. I have an unwritten rule that I can only use my pictures for cards. That makes it very hard to get some players on a card. This set allows me to make cards of players that I admired growing up, but do not have any pictures of. Tom is one of those guys. I loved watching him pitch for the White Sox, and every August I relive his 300th win. In honor of that I thought it would be the perfect time to put this card up on the site. (more…)


1954 Topps – Corky Miller

Over the next couple of months I am sure that a few cards of Corky will show up on this site. He just has a look that makes me want to make a few 70’s cards of him. I had the nice close up picture of him though so I thought I would take my first crack at the ’54 Topps card. This is another card that I made from scratch. From now on I would like to do that whenever possible instead of altering an existing card. It gives me a little more freedom to make things how I want them. This card looks a little off for some reason to me. I may have to tweak the design when I try this card again. (more…)


1985 Topps Famous Lineage – James Russell

Somehow last season I forgot to post a Famous Lineage card of James. His father Jeff played in the big leagues when I was a kid. I am glad that I waited so that I could post this card now. I fixed this template a bit since last year so I think that I have made it look a little better this season. (more…)


Bronzed Heroes – Pete Rose

On my train ride Wednesday to the Sox game I was finishing the book Roger Kahn wrote about Pete Rose called “My Story.” Most of the book dealt with his great career, but the end dealt with the ban that was imposed on Pete. I still hate that he lied about betting on baseball, but I am sure he wishes that he could do that over as well. I really enjoyed watching Pete play as a child. He was already past his prime when I saw him play, but you could still see the passion with which he played the game. I would love to have seen him in his prime. I never saw him play in person, but did see him on TV whenever I could. I still think he should be in the Hall of Fame. If these juicers can get in, then Pete should be in. (more…)


1985 Topps – Johnny Bench

Three cards left in the 2010 custom set. Johnny has a lot going for him. I like catchers so he fits that mold. He was a hard nose player so he has an in there. He also hosted the Baseball Bunch when I was a kid so I got to see him every week. That was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Right then people should have known that I had a sports problem. (more…)