merging my pictures and cards

Los Angeles Dodgers

1986 Topps – Gary Carter Tribute (1992-1993)

This is the final card of my Gary Carter tribute set. As with the others it is modeled after the ’86 Topps cards that showcased the career of Pete Rose. When I heard of Gary’s death today I knew that I had to do something. This small set was what came of that thought.  (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Manny Ramirez

Manny will be an interesting player to watch when his time comes for the writer’s to vote him into the Hall of Fame. He was suspended once for 50 games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. The second time that he was caught this spring he just retired rather than face the penalty. He put up some great numbers during his career, and was one of the leagues most feared hitters during his time. The way his career ended will cost him votes from the writer’s. The question is will it keep him out of the Hall? (more…)


2011 csd – Jackie Robinson

This is the first card in the regular issue set to be released. What card would be better to kick off the set today than a card of Jackie Robinson. Since my cards are made with my own pictures it would be impossible to get one of Jackie since he died before he was born. He is so important to baseball though that I wanted to get him in this set. Today across the country he will be honored at every ballpark. Major League Baseball has done a great job of honoring him every year, and this year toook it a step further by starting up the website iam42.com that enables past baseball greats, present players, and everyday Joe’s to share their Jackie Robinson memories. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Rafael Furcal

Rafael has a great story so I thought he should make this set. When Walt Weiss was injured in 2000 Furcal was named his replacement with the Braves. What made that jump so improbable was the fact that Furcal was a single A shortstop at the time. He now plays for the Dodgers, and injury has kept him from playing up to his ability the past few seasons. (more…)


1985 Topps – Pee Wee Reese

This is yet another statue that I took a picture of that I wanted to include on a card. I will let the cat out of the bag and say that the new set will be made up of statues that I have seen. I seem to have a large number of pictures of them so I decided to make a subset out of them. That is why I was unsure if I should release some of these cards because some of them have the same pictures on them. I decided to just go for it. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Clayton Kershaw

The baseball cards are back today as the preview card of Clayton Kershaw is released. I love this card because of course I decided to show Clayton batting instead of what he should be doing. Being an American League fan I rarely get to see pitchers bat. Of course I would just have to go a little more north to see it, but I enjoy watching people at the plate who can hit. (more…)


2001 Upper Deck 70’s – Steve Garvey

Since I broke the rule earlier today about posting cards later than 1990 I thought that I might as well crush it. Here is a 2001 Upper Deck Decades card featuring Steve Garvey. I wanted to put this picture on a card, and thought this one might be good for it. I like the design of the card, and the picture did not look too bad for it. (more…)


Clayton Kershaw

Just a couple of years ago Clayton was pitching in the Midwest League which is low A ball. Last year he was one of the hot young pitchers in the National League. (more…)


Andre Ethier

Before an injury earlier this season Ethier was on pace to contend for the NL Triple Crown. He is one of the better hitters in the National League. (more…)


2009 Highlights: End of the Road Trip

One year ago today we ended our annual road trip at Miller Park in Milwaukee to see the Dodgers play the hometown team.  We had a great time watching the game from some great seats. It was a great way to end our trip, and gets a spot on the highlight list. (more…)


Ethan Martin

Ethan is one of the top prospects in the Dodgers organization as well as the league. Before this season he was ranked as the 49th best prospect in baseball. He was a great hitting third baseman as well as a good pitcher. He was drafted in 2008, but a knee injury forced him out until last season. (more…)


Rafael Furcal

Rafael may best be known for his time with the Braves. In 2000 Walt Weis went down with an injury, and Furcal was called up from A ball to take his place. He never looked back becoming one of the best shortstops in the bigs. (more…)


Manny Ramirez

The last card of the day, or the first card of tomorrow depending on how you look at it is Manny Ramirez. Manny has really led two lives in the pros so far. He can be the dominating force at the plate that takes your team far. He can also be the guy that does not go hard after balls in the field, and fakes injuries when he does not feel like playing. No matter what he will be remembered as one of the most feared hitters of his time. (more…)


Austin Yount

Earlier today I had the famous lineage card of Austin. He is the nephew of Hall of Famer Robin Yount, and son of former Major Leaguer Larry Yount. Austin was a good pitcher in college who also played third base. His fielding has been suspect so far in the pros so he sees most of his time at DH. (more…)


Famous Lineage – Austin Yount

Since it is Midwest League Monday I thought that I would get a famous lineage card out there. Austin is the son of Larry Yount and the nephew of Robin Yount. I could have picked Larry to put on the card with his son, but when you have a Hall of Famer as an uncle he gets the nod. When I hear the name Yount I do not think of Larry. I think of Robin. (more…)


Steve Garvey – Short Print

Here is another odd one. I really only knew Garvey as a member of the Padres. I never really knew who he was while he was playing for the Dodgers. When I went to put him on a card though it was a Dodger card. It never even crossed my mind to put him on a Padre card. It may have something to do with the fact that it was Dodger day at the Feller Museum. Anyway here is the last card of Short Print Sunday. (more…)