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Joakim Soria

1987 Fleer – Joakim Soria

I love the design of the 1987 Fleer card. Something about it just really looks great. I thought that 24 years ago, and I still think that today. That being said these cards take a little more work to get the head to pop off the card so I don’t make near as many as I should. I will have to try and get a few more made as the summer goes on. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Joakim Soria

Joakim became one of my favorites last July during batting practice before a game against the White Sox. I found him on the field to get a couple of pictures for my 2010 custom set. I ended up taking quite a few because of the way he was having fun with his teammates. That is what the game is about, and to see a superstar doing that is refreshing. He was also shagging fly balls which a lot of closers will not do. They just stand like statues near one of the foul lines. Soria was having a blast, and became a player that I look forward to coming to town. Until the ninth inning of course! (more…)

1987 Topps – Joakim Soria

I like the picture for this card, and knew what I was going to do with it once I first saw it. I didn’t think that it would take this long for it to appear on a card though. In July I saw the Royals play at the Cell for the second time last year. During batting practice I made a point to find Joakim Soria who I did not see the first time. I wanted to get a couple pictures for cards, but as with most players during bp all you see are their backs. By the time I was done I had a few good pictures of the closer including this one. (more…)

Joakim Soria


Joakim Soria – All Star

I was able to see Joakim warm up this past weekend when I was at the Sox/Royals game. He really was having a blast before the game which made me like him as a player. I love to see a player having some fun at this game. That is what it is after all. (more…)