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1985 Topps – Famous Lineage Sandy Alomar

85 topps famous lineage sandy and robby

Sandy has always been a favorite player of mine. That might be why I have included him twice in this set. I always liked the father and son set that Topps put out in 1985. I wanted to re-create it, but also to make it a little broader. With that in mind I was now able to make a card like this that showed Sandy next to his Hall of Fame brother Robby.  (more…)


1988 Topps – Rocky Gale

So many cards to post and so little time to do it. I made this card back in May, and still have not gotten around to posting it. It is the last of my ’88 Topps cards for the Fort Wayne Tincaps. I made these cards for the backs of my 2011 csd Custom cards. (more…)


2011 csd All Star Glossy – Jake Blackwood

Jake is yet another player that had a great game when I saw him play, and then went on to make the Midwest League All Star game. He came up just short of the cycle, and led Fort Wayne to the victory in game one of a doubleheader. He really had a great game, but could not back it up in the nightcap. (more…)


2011 csd All Star Glossy – Matt Jackson

As I have said on this blog a couple of times I went to a doubleheader in South Bend to watch one player for the Tincaps when Matt Jackson had the great start. Matt really dealt the game I saw him pitch, and apparently he kept it going throughout the first half to earn his All Star selection. (more…)


1988 Topps – Matt Jackson

Matt pitched game two of a doubleheader that I saw earlier this season. He was not the pitcher that I was looking forward to seeing, but he had the better game of the two by far. As with Adam Dominick he warmed up right in front of me giving me a great view to get a couple of pictures from. (more…)


1988 Topps – Adam Dominick

It has been a few weeks since I had a Minor League Monday segment on this site. Today seems like a good day to bring it back. I would like to post some of these cards that have just been sitting in a folder since April. Let’s see how many I can get through. (more…)


1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Jason Kendall

Before making some cards for Father’s Day I had no idea that Jason’s father played in the bigs. I saw his name on the Baseball Almanac list so I knew that I had to make a card for him. I have always enjoyed watching Jason play so it was great to make this card for him. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Kyle Gaedele (MLB Draft)

Kyle has had a few cards on this site already. It started off with him being the famous great nephew of Eddie Gaedel. After watching him a bit I knew that he would make the next step when it was time. He is only a junior, but when San Diego drafted him 203rd overall they might have just ended his career at Valpo. This is the second card already for Kyle in this set. If he ends up playing for the Fort Wayne Tincaps in the Midwest League I could possibly have three cards of him in the set. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Matt Branham

One of the players on the Tincaps when I saw them that was high on their prospect list was Matt Branham. Guessing who will make it big at this stage is hard to due. A few players come along who scream future star, but others you just have to wait on. Matt may be one of those who we have to wait on. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Emmanuel Quiles

Emmanuel is the backup catcher in Fort Wayne for the Tincaps. I was able to watch him a bit during both games at the Cove earlier this season. I don’t normally put the backup position players in this set. That is really true for the Midwest League. When it comes to catchers though the rules change a bit. (more…)