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Indiana Hoosiers

1991 Leaf – Alex Dickerson

91 leaf alex dickersonWhen Indiana came to play Purdue a couple of years ago I had a couple of ideas for players to shoot that played for the Hoosiers. As the weekend went on I heard that Alex Dickerson was really being scouted for the MLB draft. He was eventually selected by the Pirates in the draft, and played in high A ball last season. Time will tell how far he will climb, but maybe someday he will be playing (more…)


1987 Topps – Dustin DeMuth

Dustin was a fun player to photograph last spring. I had watched him play football for my hometown team, but had not seen him play baseball yet. I am a Purdue fan, but I did root for Dustin (who plays for the hated Hoosiers) when he came to bat. I was lucky enough to see a couple games that weekend so Dustin has had a few cards made from them.  (more…)

1987 Topps – Jerrud Sabourin

I have really neglected this site for the past couple of months. I had a bunch of cards sitting in a folder, and I realized that it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to actually put them out there. So I will not be making any new cards, but rather just releasing some older ones so that people can see what I took the time to make.  (more…)

1985 Topps – Famous Lineage Trace Knoblauch

Part of the fun of this site is making cards for this site is coming up with some things that I did not know. Growing up I enjoyed watching Chuck Knoblauch play. He played for a rival, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the scrappy way with which he played. While attending a Purdue game earlier this year I noticed a familiar name on the roster for IU. I checked his bio on my phone, and sure enough Trace Knoblauch is the nephew of Chuck. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Alex Dickerson (MLB Draft)

Earlier this season I was at a Hoosiers game against the Boilermakers when I noticed many scouts in attendance. Most of them were paying a lot of attention to the DH for the Hoosiers Alex Dickerson. Alex was once thought of as a potential first round pick. He fell to the first pick of the third round, and 91st overall. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Eric Kartman

Can you guess why Eric has made this set? When I heard his named announced during a game against Purdue I had to check my roster to see if I heard it right. Although it is not spelled the same it is pronounced just like the South Park character. I immediately knew that he had to make this set. (more…)

1991 Leaf – Wes Wilson

Wes is a player that had a great weekend when I saw him play live. Couple that with the fact that he is a catcher, and he gets a couple of cards on this blog. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Trace Knoblach

Earlier I posted the ’87 Topps card of Trace. Here is his 2011 custom card. Normally a player like Trace would not be in this set, but his uncle is Chuck Knoblauch so that gets him in. In the near future I will post my Famous Lineage card with Chuck and Trace on it. Trace really did not look comfortable in the field during the game I saw him play. He had one misplay and a couple of near misses. In his defense it was windy though so I can’t make too many snap judgements on his fielding. He has some time to get better before he graduates. (more…)

1987 Topps – Trace Knoblach

While watching a game earlier this season between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Purdue Boilermakers I noticed a familiar name on the roster for Indiana. A quick check on my phone confirmed that Trace is the nephew of former big leaguer Chuck Knoblach. Chuck was one of my favorite players to watch when he played for the Twins. It is weird to enjoy watching a player on a division rival. I kind of have that now with Joe Mauer on the Twins. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Wes Wilson

Here is my custom card of the Hoosiers backstop. He had a nice weekend series against the Boilermakers a couple of weeks ago. He also had a home run in the limited action I saw on the Big Ten Network this weekend. Being a catcher he was probably getting in this set anyway, but having a good series cemented his status. (more…)

1987 Topps – Wes Wilson

While flipping through the channels this morning I stumbled upon the Indiana baseball game against Northwestern. It is probably blasphemy to post an IU card on the weekend that Purdue is playing a huge series at Michigan State, but I have to get some of these out there so that I can post the 2011 custom cards of the players. (more…)

1987 Topps – Eric Kartman

Here is yet another card that I had to make before I could make another card. Last weekend when Indiana was in town to play the Boilers the name of one of their relievers caused a small stir in the crowd. I swore that I heard the announcer say Eric Cartman. As I looked around I noticed that other people were trying to figure out if that is what the announcer said. When I got home I looked up his name, and sure enough I heard the announcer right. Just for fun I thought that I would put Eric in the set. (more…)

1987 Topps – Alex Dickerson

Alex has a couple of cards coming up on this site even though he is a Hoosier. In the couple of games that I saw him play in he really did not do anything special, but I have seen his name on top 30 list for the MLB entry draft so much that he must have something great going on. He didn’t play the field the whole weekend so maybe he was nursing an injury. That did not stop a handful of scouts from coming out to see him. (more…)

1991 Leaf – Dustin DeMuth

Since I was going to make a few cards of Dustin I thought that I would try one from his birth year. It really makes you stop and think when you are making birth year cards that are on the edge of when you quit collecting. Maybe I should stop doing this because it is making me feel old. I always liked this design so I thought I might try and make a few of them. What better players to use than some of the players in this weekends big series in West Lafayette? (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Dustin DeMuth

Dustin was a player that I watched play football for my hometown high school team for four years. Needless to say as a Purdue fan I was a little disappointed when he signed with Indiana to play baseball. He was part of the draw of attending the games this weekend. This is the first of five Hoosier cards that I plan to have in this set. It pains me to make that many cards of a rival school, but each card has a reason for being in the set. (more…)