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New York Mets

1986 Topps – Jose Reyes

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This card was originally supposed to be released with some ’86 Topps Red Sox cards near the 25th anniversary of that classic World Series. I was not blogging at that time though so hanging onto these cards turned out to be a mistake. I really liked the look of them though so it is nice to be able to release them now. (more…)

1986 Topps – Scott Schoeneweis

86 topps schoeneweisThis card was originally supposed to be released with some ’86 Topps Red Sox cards near the 25th anniversary of that classic World Series. I was not blogging at that time though so hanging onto these cards turned out to be a mistake. I really liked the look of them though so it is nice to be able to release them now. (more…)

1986 Topps – Gary Carter Tribute (1990-1991)

Things have started to get a little shaky in my idea now. I have six cards left and two cards to put them on. I decided to split the cards up into sets of three, and put Gary’s plaque in the fourth slot. I think that it made things look a little better rather than having two years on the final card. (more…)

1986 Topps – Gary Carter Tribute (1986 – 1989)

Now we are to card number four in this tribute set to Gary Carter. As with the other cards this one was modeled off the 1986 Topps design that featured Pete Rose after he broke Ty Cobb’s hit record. Unlike the set in 1986 this one actually includes Gary’s 1986 Topps card.

I went back to the drawing board for this card. After just trying to match the other cards up over and over I think that I was slightly off. I brought back the original Pete Rose card back up for placement on this card. I think that it looks a little better.

1986 Topps – Gary Carter Tribute (1983-1985)

Here is the third installment of the Gary Carter Tribute that is modeled after the 1986 Topps tribute set to Pete Rose. The tribute set starts to get into cards here that I collected heavily as a kid. It also gets into Gary’s Mets career with the ’85 Topps traded card of Gary. I decided to leave the All Star and Record Breaker cards out for now. They may come back later in the set, but for now they really would have messed everything up. (more…)

2011 csd All Star Glossy – Jose Reyes

I thought that it was time to post a couple of my All Star cards again. Jose is a player that seems to be on this team every year. He is an exciting shortstop that does pretty well in the bright lights of New York. (more…)

1986 Topps – Carlos Beltran

With all the rumors swirling around about Carlos Beltran I figured that I had better post this card quick while he is still a member of the Mets. I thought that it would be cool to make some cards of both the Mets and the Red Sox with the ’86 Topps template. This fall will be 25 years since that great World Series. I used some older pictures of players that were no longer on either team, but I did have a few pictures of current players. For the time being Carlos is still a Met. (more…)

1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Wally Backman Jr.

I have seen Wally play Independent ball a couple of times now. The first time was for the Joliet Jackhammers with his father as the manager. Most recently I saw him play for the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association. I always liked Wally so it was a given that I would get this card into the set. Father’s day seemed like a great day to roll some of these cards out. (more…)

1987 Topps – David Wright

This card has been sitting in a folder on my computer for a while. I made a ton of ’87 Topps cards during the snowpocolypse. I have put many of them on the site so far, but I still have a few sitting around waiting to be released. For some reason I still really like this set. I think that it has stood up well over time. (more…)

1986 Topps – Ryan Church

Earlier this winter I came up with the crazy idea of making Mets cards on the ’86 Topps template. I haven’t seen the Mets play since 2008 so the pictures are quite old. As big as the 1985 World Series was for me as a kid the ’86 Series was huge. I watched almost every minute of it on TV. I loved the ’86 Topps set so it was only natural to try and make some of them. (more…)

1986 Topps – David Wright

Since it has been 25 years since the Mets won the World Series against the Red Sox I thought that it would be great to come up with a retro set for them. I started making these cards a while back, and hopefully will get them out as the season progresses. What better guy to have on the card than David Wright? (more…)

1985 Topps – Casey Stengel

I loved this statue when we were touring the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Something about it was just very cool. I decided that I should make a card out of it. This was originally part of the short print set I was making. (more…)

1989 Upper Deck – Jose Reyes

The dump of sideways 1989 Upper Deck cards continues with this Jose Reyes card. As I have said before I have too many cards in this set due to the fact I put every picture that would look better sideways on this card. I have to make a couple other templates that will take the sideways picture, but until then I need to clear my computer of some of these. (more…)

1986 Topps – John Maine

Since they won their title 25 years ago I made a few 1986 Topps Mets cards a while back. I explained that the reason why was because I made a killing trading the Mets cards back in the day for Sox cards. Everyone wanted the cards of the World Champs. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – David Wright

I have been having fun making cards for each team. With all the snow on the ground there really is not a whole lot going on. I took this picture in 2008 when we made our trip to New York to see both ballparks before they were torn down. I was pretty far away from David, so I was surprised at how well the picture looks on the card. Usually the long shots don’t blow up so well. I guess the conditions were perfect for my camera settings that day. (more…)

1986 Topps – Johan Santana

Johan was one of the dominant pitchers if the the dominant pitcher in the American League Central during his time with the Twins. That is why it did not break my heart when he signed a contract to play in New York for the Mets. He has not really had the same type of sucess in New York as he had in Minnesota. (more…)

Jose Reyes

I already have a card of Jose in this set because of his All Star selection. Jose is one of the most exciting players to watch in baseball. (more…)

Jose Reyes – All Star

Here is yet another New York player that made the All Star team. He has all the tools to be one of the greats. Time will tell if he will be up there when his career is over. He is a fun player to watch. (more…)

David Wright – All Star

David has become a fixture in the All Star game. His bat, glove, and location all are factors in this. It does not hurt that he plays in New York, but he is a great player in his own right. (more…)

David Wright

David has accomplished quite a bit in his short career. I don’t just mean that he has dated Erin Andrews either. David has handled the pressure of being the third baseman for one of the New York teams very well. He has been an all star, and from all outward appearances a very good guy. (more…)

Johan Santana

Johan may be the best player ever taken in the rule 5 draft. For some reason the Houston Astros left him unprotected, and he was taken by the Minnesota Twins. Actually the Twins drafted another player with the first pick, and Santana was taken with the second pick by the Florida Marlins. The two teams swapped picks, and Johan made his mark with the Twins. The Mets signed him as a free agent, and he has been throwing that nasty changeup in Flushing ever since. (more…)

Jon Niese

Just to see what it was like I decided to make a Mets card. I made a couple of them with some pictures I took at Shea in 2008. I always like the Mets cards in the middle 80’s something about the colors I guess. I really don’t know why, but I started  collecting them in 1985, and then made a killing in 1986 thanks to Bill Buckner. Once they won I traded them all to my classmates who were then Mets bandwagon fans. (more…)