merging my pictures and cards


2010 Football – Brian Kelly

brian kellyThis is how far behind I am on this blog. I have some of the 2010 custom football cards that I made that I have never released. This was a set that started as a tribute to the 1985 Topps Football card, and then morphed into what you see above. It was a simple and clean design that allowed me to show off my pictures a bit more. In the end I never really followed through on it, and I only made a handful of cards. (more…)

1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Joel Skinner

Joel was part of the actual Father-Son subset in 1985. He was a member of the Sox then so of course I have a few of them. He is now the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics. I thought that it would be cool to make this card just to see how things have changed in the last 26 years. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Joel Skinner

Earlier this season Joel Skinner came back to Chicago as the bench coach for the Oakland A’s. He came up in the mid 80’s and was supposed to be the replacement for the aging Carlton Fisk. Of course we all know that Carlton played almost ten more years after that so Joel had to look for playing time elsewhere. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Alan Trammell

Alan was a great shortstop my entire childhood. He has had a couple of chances to manage, but has not found the same success that he did as a player. He is now part of the very good coaching staff in Arizona. Manager Kirk Gibson may not have the most experience managing, but he has surrounded himself with experience. Alan is just part of that equation. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Bob Dernier

While going through some pictures while the rain was coming down hard I found one I took earlier this season of Cubs coach Bob Dernier. Bob was a good outfielder for the team, and is now the first base coach for them. I decided that some teams had some very interesting coaches, and I could make the set a little more interesting if I included them in it. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Ben Olglivie

Part of the fun of going to these minor league games is seeing some stars from the past on the field. I remember Ben as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. He played for much of the 80’s as a member of their team. I really thought that he played longer than he did before looking him up for this card, but he did have a lengthy career. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Sandy Alomar Jr.

For some reason I liked Sandy Alomar Jr. from early on in his career. I thought it was great that he was a member of the White Sox both times that he was on the team even though it was very late in his career. He is now coaching first base for Cleveland. He has now made both sets that I have done. It doesn’t hurt that he was a catcher. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Rich Dotson

Rich has been featured on this site before. I met Rich along with Carlton Fisk before my first White Sox game in 1985. Rich was actually the first autograph I ever received¬† from a player. I have met Rich the last two seasons while hitting the road to see the Knights play. I had a good conversation with him in Louisville in 2009. Last season I was just content with getting a couple of pictures for the set. (more…)