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New York Yankees

1915 Cracker Jack – Derek Jeter

Last winter I tried to make some older cards. This is one of those that I tried. I made a Paul Konerko version and this one at the same time. I realized that I really needed to do some tweaking on this one, but thought that since this is how I made it then it should get released that way. I like the idea of the set, and will work on this one a little before putting another one out. (more…)


2011 csd All Star Glossy – Derek Jeter

Over the last few days nobody has dominated the national scene over his not being at the All Star game like Derek Jeter has. Maybe part of the reason is the fact that he is getting a $500,000 bonus for making the All Star game, but he cannot even show up to tip his cap. I am divided on the issue. I know that he was recently injured and then had a milestone that he just reached. He deserves some time off. On the other hand I found out how much he was making for being named to the team, and I started to change my mind. What does it say about the athletes of today when $500,000 isn’t even enough to show up for the All Star game? I think this year’s no shows will prompt a change much like the tie in 2002 did. We will see over time though. (more…)

Bronzed Heroes – Joe DiMaggio

Seventy years ago today Joe D started his 56 game hitting streak. With that in mind I thought that today would be a great day to release the bronzed heroes card of the Yankee Clipper. I have a few pictures sitting in a folder just waiting to be made into these cards. The beauty of the design is the fact that the cards can be made very quickly. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – A.J. Burnett

A.J. is someone that I may have had a misconception about before this post. I thought that he was always on the DL, but looking at his stats I can see that is not always the case. I guess his missing the 2003 has just stuck in my mind for some reason. He is a very good pitcher that continues to baffle hitters in New York. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – C.C. Sabathia

C.C. Sabathia is the ace of the Yankees pitching staff. As a White Sox fan I was very excited to see him go to the Yankees. That way he would not face the Sox near as many times as he had with the Indians. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Brett Gardner

Brett made this set because of his great story. He was not picked by the coach at the walk on tryouts at the College of Charleston. He came the next day in his high school uniform refusing to be told no. The coach let him practice with the team, and he eventually started for three seasons. The fact that he was not even thought of as a walk on while at a small school makes the fact that he made the big leagues that much better. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Mariano Rivera

I really don’t think that I can say anything here that hasn’t already been said about Mariano. He is one of the best (if not the best) closers this game has seen. He has a great shot to get to 600 saves this year, and then just after that he can become the all time saves leader by passing Trevor Hoffman. This could be a historic year for the sure fire Hall of Famer. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Boone Logan

I have always enjoyed players with interesting names. One of those is Boone Logan. He just sounds like he should be in our history books on the frontier. He is another former Sox player that makes the set for that reason. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Joe Girardi

I still remember when Joe came up with the Cubs. It really does not seem like that long ago, but it actually has been. Since then he has had a good career followed up by a good managing career. He was so good that the Yankees made them their manager, and he has already brought them a World Series title. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Jorge Posada

Jorge has been the catcher for the Yankees for a while now. When you have thought of the Yankees catcher his name has been the first to come to mind for years now. That is what makes it so hard to believe that he is near the end of his career. Any talk of a catcher with a name other than Posada in New York just sounds strange. All good things must come to an end though, and soon enough Posada will join Dickey, Berra, and Munson as former Yankee greats. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Francisco Cervelli

I saw Cervelli last season when the Yankees were in Chicago. He is a talented young catcher that is sitting right now on the depth chart behind Russell Martin and Jorge Posada. The Yankees might have the most depth at catcher right now. With Posada aging Cervelli was scheduled to be the backup to Martin coming into the season. Of course things change quickly, and a foot injury has put Cervelli behind this spring. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Damaso Marte

Damaso was a huge part of the World Series run in 2005. When he was on he was tough to beat. For some reason though he was not that consistent. He has played the last couple of seasons for the Yankees, but has been hampered by injuries. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Ivan Nova

As it says on the back of the card I had never heard of Ivan before he pitched against the White Sox last August. After the game though I knew a lot more about him than I would have liked. He pitched a very good game against them, and may have a spot in the rotation this season. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Derek Jeter

One of the most popular players in the Majors right now is Derek Jeter. Some of it is because he plays in New York, but he has done quite a bit in the World Series to warrant the attention. This is not the best picture that I have of Derek, but I like the fact that you can see Louis Aparicio another great shortstop in the background. That fact alone got the picture on the card.  A few of the other pictures I have of the Yankee will make their way on here during the summer I am sure. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Nick Swisher

It has been a while since I have seen a player go from being so loved to hated in Chicago. When he came to the Sox Nick Swisher was a fun loving guy that the fans seemed to enjoy to interact with. When he did not get the playing time he thought he should have had things started to change. He really does seem to enjoy playing the game though, and I am sorry that things didn’t work out for him in Chicago. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Curtis Granderson

This might be my favorite preview card so far. Last year on Frank Thomas day at the Cell I had some great seats behind the plate. I was a little more to the Yankees side of the dugout so I thought I would get some great on deck pictures. Guys like Jeter hid behind the screen, but Curtis really interacted with the fans behind him. I have never seen that out of a player to that extent. He was fun to watch for sure. I took this picture of him as he was warming up along with a couple more. I really gained a lot of respect for Curtis that day, and he is now one of my favorite players even if he is a Yankee. One visual note about the card. I darkened the sidebar a little bit. On the Andruw Jones card that I threw together I thought it was a little too light. I took one of the colors off of the logo to make it look a little better. Another thing that I like about this card is the fact that you can really read the patch the team wore for Bob Shepard. Things like that I try to include on pictures because they add some context of time to them. I just really like the picture can’t you tell? (more…)

1991 Fleer – Derek Jeter

Part of my thinking when I started this site was that I would never have any cards older than 1990. I wanted to keep it to cards that I collected with the occasional older card thrown in. By 1991 I was almost completely out of the hobby. I had other things occupying my time. For some reason I have always liked the design, and one of the first things I did when I got back into the hobby was to get the White Sox team set for the 1991 Fleer. (more…)

1962 Managers Dream – Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano

While looking for a card to make a 1962 Topps card with I ran across the classic card with both Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays on it titles Managers Dream. While finding some pictures yesterday for some Yankee cards I found the one I used with both Cano and Jeter on it. I was going to use it for a Fleer Super Star Special, but thought that it would work here. (more…)

A.J. Burnett


Curtis Granderson


C.C. Sabathia


Jorge Posada


Derek Jeter


Boone Logan