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St. Louis Cardinals

1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Colby and Cory Rasmus

85 topps famous lineage cory and colby rasmus

Since I posted the single card of Cory earlier today I thought that I would post this famous lineage card that I made for Cory and his brother Colby. Since this is my idea I used a card of Colby that I made in 2010 for my first (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Brendan Ryan

89 upper deck brendan ryanHere is another card that has been sitting around for a while. I saw Brendan play in St. Louis over my birthday weekend in 2009. I was a very fun trip that allowed me to see some Cardinal games from up close. For some reason the mustache of Brendan really made him interesting to photograph for me. That along with his socks which were very different seemed to be a lightning rod for my camera. (more…)


1987 Donruss – John Smoltz

Today I heard that the new card set by Topps was out. Of course I don’t actually collect cards anymore. At least not real cards. I just make fake cards using my pictures. As a child the set that really has always stuck in my mind as one that was hard to get was the 1987 Donruss set. I had a factory set of Fleer early in the year, and you could by a pack of Topps anywhere it seems like. I bought a lot of them too. Donruss though seemed to be very hard to get. My father bought me many packs to try and complete the set. We had a lot of fun putting the set together which we eventually did. For that reason this set will always have a special place for me. (more…)


Bronzed Heroes – Stan Musial

I have been reading the book ‘Stan Musial’ by George Vecsey. It is a great book that highlights the career of this great ballplayer. The book was recommended to me by my father, and it is great to think of baseball while the weather is so cold. If you like to read I would recommend this book for sure. (more…)


2011 csd All Star Glossy – Matt Holliday

Since I had some fun releasing my Midwest League All Star cards yesterday I thought that I would release a few of my MLB All Star glossies today. I thought that I would start it off with this card of Matt Holliday. For some reason I really like this card, and I think that is part of the problem of why some of these have not been released yet. I wanted to do it right. At some point though I just have to get them out there. (more…)


2011 All Star Glossy – Yadier Molina

Yadier is part of a very good catching crop produced by his parents. He has solidified the position for the Cardinals for some time now. He makes the All Star team as a reserve this season. This will make the third All Star game that he has been selected for. (more…)


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…)


1984 Topps – Brendan Ryan

This is one card that I really like. One reason is that I was able get the ‘stache that Brendan was rocking in 2009 onto a card. The other reason is that I loved how he wore his socks high, and even had the old school Cardinal socks on. Instead of using parts from the ’84 Topps card I just made this one from scratch. I think that I got the type close enough for what I am doing here. Brendan is no longer on the Cardinals so I thought I would make a couple cards of him using some pictures I had lying around. I always enjoyed watching him play. (more…)


1985 Topps – Ozzie Smith

The final five cards in this set features four Hall of Famers, and one that I wish would be. The first of those is Ozzie Smith. Growing up he was the man. He was an acrobatic shortstop known for his fielding more than his hitting. His home run in game five of the NLCS led to one of my favorite moments in baseball. Jack Buck’s famous call of “Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy.” Since they are forever linked in my mind I thought that it would be cool to have them back to back on the site. (more…)


1985 Topps – Jack Buck

Jack was an institution in St. Louis. He did a lot of great things for baseball. I don’t know if his son Joe can be counted among those. I love how some of the older clubs had the announcers that became synonymous with the team. These guys were around for the majority of people’s lives. They were as much a part of the team as the ballpark. (more…)


1985 Topps – Lou Brock

The final day of the 2010 set starts off with one of the best base stealers to ever play the game. Lou Brock had a great career that seemed to take off after he was traded away from the Cubs. Every team has its trade that they wish they never completed. The Red Sox traded Babe Ruth. The White Sox traded Sammy Sosa. For the Cubs I would say that this is that trade. (more…)


1985 Topps – Bob Gibson

One of the most feared pitchers of the ’60’s was Bob Gibson. If you notice I didn’t even get too close to his statue. He even intimidates in bronze. He was a really great pitcher in an era dominated by great pitchers. That is saying something when you say that he is one of the greats. (more…)


1955 Bowman – Matt Holliday

I have always loved this set. I think I first saw pictures of it in the price guides I used to read as a kid. Then one issue they had a ’55 Bowman Mantle card that you could cut out to have. I was so excited that I had a card from the set. It didn’t matter that it was not real. I still have the card to this day. (more…)


1988 Donruss – Rick Ankiel

The second card in the ’88 Donruss dump is Rick Ankiel. He only got into one game of the two I saw in 2009. He came in late in the second game, and this was the only picture I had of him. He is famous for being a promising pitcher that lost his control. The story turned though when he came back as a power hitting outfielder. He is a great story that is still going. (more…)


1975 Topps – John Smoltz

When I was making the Pujols card I had the template open so I decided to make another card. I had some pictures of John Smoltz set aside to make cards of so I thought I would use on of them. I really like the 1975 Topps design. (I realize that I say that a lot. I apparently like many different card designs. The ones I don’t like so much probably won’t be on this site very much.) I knew that I wanted to make a few of these, and this was a good chance to make a couple. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Albert Pujols

The Pujols dump will conclude with the debut of the 2011 csd preview card of King Albert. After seeing way too much about him all day I thought that my card dump of him was in that mode. The front of the card is pretty standard by now with a picture of Albert that I took in 2009. I saw the Cards in Wrigley last summer, but my bleacher seats did not allow me to get too many good pictures of the star players. I will have to see them play this season to get some pictures for the regular set. (more…)


1987 Fleer – Albert Pujols

I may like this card more than any of the other ones that I have made so far. That might be why I saved it for last of the retro cards of Albert. Before the end of the night I will release the 2011 csd card of Albert. To me this just looked like a 1987 Fleer card. Something about it struck me as being very cool. (more…)


1988 Donruss – Albert Pujols

More Pujols? Yup. I have a couple more cards of Albert to release today.The 1988 Donruss set is not my all time favorite, but it still has its merits. After a few years of making cards that I liked they really seemed to strike out for a couple years in a row. (more…)


1987 Topps – Albert Pujols

After posting a few 1987 Topps cards yesterday you would think I would be out. Sadly that is not the case. I did hold onto this one for an extra day though so that I could put it out today. For some reason I still like this set even though I have way too many of them in real life. I am starting to get too many of them virtually as well. (more…)


1985 Fleer – Albert Pujols

I will step back a year and post this 1985 Fleer card of King Albert. The other cards in this Pujols dump were all autoposts. I decided to post this card after eating lunch today and seeing the nonstop coverage on Albert Pujols on almost every sports channel. The breaking news was broken last night, and there is nothing new to report. He is not going to sign. He is a great ballplayer, but how much more can you drag this out? (more…)


1986 Topps – Albert Pujols

With all the news lately about Albert Pujols I started this Pujols dump today on the site. I had a few cards sitting around so I figured why not release them? This is the picture that was the smaller picture on the 1984 Topps card that proceeded this one. I like how this picture looks, and it had mid-80’s written all over it. (more…)


1984 Topps – Albert Pujols

This card I am still not too sure about. I tried to make my own 1984 Topps card so that it would be easier to make multiple teams. I had a lot of trouble making the team font on the left look right. For teams like the Twins it looked good, but it looks off for this card. I like the set though so I will try to make it right. (more…)


1975 Topps – Albert Pujols

This is the second card in the Albert Pujols dump, and the second new card to the site. I have wanted to do the 1975 set for a while, but it looked as if it could be a pain. Thanks to my new photoshop program having a baseball template in it I was able to make this card fairly easy. Although a Cardinal player was the first of the 1975 Topps set I am sure that a few Sox players will follow. (more…)


1959 Topps – Albert Pujols

In addition to doing some set dumps like I did yesterday with the 1987 Topps set I thought that since I have a bunch of certain players I would do some player dumps in the next few days as well. Since Albert Pujols has been in the news the last few days I thought I would start with him. I sort of did this already when Bobby Jenks signed with the Red Sox, but this might include a few more cards. (more…)