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Oakland Athletics

1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Joel Skinner

Joel was part of the actual Father-Son subset in 1985. He was a member of the Sox then so of course I have a few of them. He is now the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics. I thought that it would be cool to make this card just to see how things have changed in the last 26 years. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Hideki Matsui

Matsui made last year’s set as a member of the Angels. I thought that it was a cool card because it was the first time I had seen the slugger since he was a member of the Yankees. This year he is on yet another team. I really like how the Athletics colors translate to the card. In my opinion these are some of the sharper cards in this set. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – David DeJesus

Some players you just picture on a certain team. It doesn’t matter if they played on other squads you just think of one team when you hear their name. When I hear the name David DeJesus I immediately think of the Royals. Of course he now plays for the Athletics. He was traded this past off season, but in my mind he will always be a Royal. I may have just beaten that fact into the ground. (more…)

2011 csd Custom – Bob Geren

Part of the nature of being a Major League Manager is that you never know when your time will be up. In early April I saw the A’s play and Bob Geren was their manager. They start a four game series in Chicago less than two months later with a new manager. Things change very quickly as you can see. (more…)

1984 Fleer – David DeJesus

After a outage last night prevented me from posting any cards we are back in action today. The first card is of Oakland’s new outfielder David DeJesus. As with a few players so far I had to make this card before I could make the 2011 custom card. For some reason I really thought that the A’s team should be on the ’84 Fleer card. Don’t ask me why, but I just thought that they fit. (more…)

1984 Fleer – Conor Jackson

I am really getting into a pattern here putting the cards that I made for the back of my 2011 customs on the site early in the day, and then putting the customs themselves on at night. Maybe I like the custom cards a little more. Some of these ’84 Fleer cards will look better on the back of my card then they do by themselves. This card is alright, but it lacks action. In that respect it is a good copy of the early 80’s cards. (more…)

1984 Fleer – Kevin Kouzmanoff

Part of the fun of making this years set has been designing cards for the backs of my 2011 customs. If I made a card with the player on it in the past it will go on the custom. If not I have to make one up for the player. I have complained about making these cards, but it has been fun to recreate some of the cards of the past with teams other than the White Sox on them. For some reason I knew the A’s had to be on the ’84 Fleer card. I don’t know why, but I just thought they should be on this card. (more…)