merging my pictures and cards



1985 Topps – Joe Boyle


1985 Donruss – David Ortiz


1985 Topps – Romero Harris

1975 Topps – Adam Dunn

I have not made many cards of Adam yet. Some of that may be due to the fact that he is not living up to expectations. That is not a knock on Adam. It would be hard to live up to the expectations that the fans put on him before the season started. He has fallen on rough times, and the fans are letting him hear it right now. So far he has handled everything very well. I would love to see him reach the concourse in right field where he pointed at the day he was announced at the stadium. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Travis Hafner

I really did not get too many pictures of the Indians players on Opening Day. I was really concentrating on the White Sox. The sun ended up glaring right into my lens for most of the game so I really did not get too many good pictures. I could have moved almost anywhere else the other two days, but on Opening Day the park was packed. I did try and get a few players though when I could, and one of the was Travis Hafner. Travis was one of the most feared sluggers in the league not too long ago, and he would like to get back there soon. The Indians would like that as well. This is another card that I cheated on. Travis rarely plays first base, but I have him as a first baseman on the card. The term designated hitter takes up too much room, and just putting DH makes is look weird because it is too short. I have just started putting first base for the player to make it look better. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Billy Nowlin

I am still trying to figure out exactly how I am going to do this. For most of the Midwest League players I am going to have two cards of them to make one. Do I release both of them at the same time? I really only release minor league cards on Mondays so it will take a while to get them all out at this rate. That being said it is a long off season. (more…)

1987 Topps – Billy Nowlin

We start off Minor League Monday with a card of one of the players that has already made his way into the Cove this season. Billy is a player who appears to have some talents at the plate. It is hard for me to judge as I only saw him play two games, but he has a great swing. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Travis Hafner

Travis was once on of the most feared hitters in the league and a fan favorite in Cleveland. From what I saw and heard on Opening Day he is not loved as much by the fans. Injuries have really made it hard for Travis to get anything going the last few seasons. (more…)

1989 Upper Deck – Jim Thome

I am sure that I will come up with a couple more over time, but for right now this is the last Thome card as a member of the White Sox. Looking at the picture I realized that if I could take more like this it would be real easy to take pictures for Upper Deck now. I have somehow taken a picture with almost all the logos covered up. (more…)

1977 Topps – Jim Thome

I am getting near the end of my cards that I have made of former Sox players. As I have said before I would like to get all of these out before the season starts so that I can concentrate on the players that are on the team. I think I have talked about how much I enjoyed watching Jim play while he was with the Sox before. As a lefty I always relate more to other lefties so it was nice to see one that could really hit the ball. (more…)

1988 Donruss – Jim Thome

Continuing the recent theme of former Sox players we have a card of Jim Thome. Being a lefty myself I really enjoyed watching Jim during his short run with the White Sox. He is back with the Twins for his second season this year trying to surpass 600 home runs for his career. I hope he gets it, but in a losing cause for the Twins. (more…)

1980 Topps – Jim Thome

Since the weather has been horrible I have spent the last couple of days trying to organize this mess that is my card collection. I have spent some time trying to see what has become of it. One set from the 80’s that I have barely any cards of is the 1980 Topps set. Of course that explains why I like the cards I make from it so much. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Jim Thome

This is the last of the big logo ’85 Donruss cards that I have already made. I could have re-made the card, but part of me still likes that big logo even though it ruins the card.The 1985 Donruss set is the one that I probably like the best. You have probably already figured that out though by the number of cards from the set that have already made the blog. There is something about the way the black border and blue bottom of the Sox cards look that I really like. This will not be the last of these on here for sure. I think that they really got this one right. (more…)

1981 Donruss – Jim Thome

Today I am going to do something different. I am going to post a Donruss card from every year in the eighties. If the mood strikes me right I may keep going a little. For now though let’s start with the card that started it all.In 1981 Donruss started coming out with cards. Along with Fleer they really started a competition for the fans money. The initial design was pretty simple, but I think it has held up over the years. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Adam Dunn

Last season the White Sox tried really hard at the deadline to get Adam Dunn. They were not successful, and had to settle for Manny Ramirez who never really did anything for the club. This off season the White Sox got their man in regards to Adam. He signed a club friendly deal that helped the Sox keep A.J. Pierzynski and Paul Konerko as well. I knew that I liked Dunn, but I liked him even more after he signed with the Sox. On the day he was announced he asked if anyone ever hit the billboards that line the outfield concourse. Go ahead Adam. You can be the first. (more…)

1985 Topps – Travis Hafner

I have decided that last years set will now have to be labeled as 1985 Topps. That way I can keep adding to it as time goes on. I like the set so much that I wouldn’t mind seeing a few more guys in it over time. I liked the idea of mimking a set for the year, but may have to step out onto my own for the 2011 set. We will see how that goes. I am not very good at using Photoshop so the 2011 set may be another copy. (more…)

1987 Topps Jim Thome

Gentleman Jim was a popular player while playing with the White Sox. His two previous stops were Cleveland and Philadelphia where he hit many home runs. As a member of the White Sox he hit #500 to win a late season game in 2007. He played two more years on the South Side before signing with the Twins last season. (more…)

1972 Topps – Jim Thome


Jim Thome


Manny Ramirez 2


Luke Scott


Jon Alia


Vladimir Guerrero

Vlad is one of the more exciting players in baseball. He is exciting for many reasons, but one of them is the fact that he might swing at any pitch. The picture that I put on the card is a great example of how he can take a bad pitch (to hit), and smoke it. (more…)

Jack Cust

With the Athletics in town I thought that it would be a good time to get a card of an A’s player on here. I have some decent pictures of some of the players, but I think some of them can be better so I will hold a few back just in case. Jack is a swing hard in case you hit it type of player. He broke the American League record for strikeouts in 2008 with 187. That was once every 2.4 at bats. The man will swing the bat. (more…)