merging my pictures and cards

Starlin Castro

1983 Fleer – Juan Pierre (Special)

Here is the other half of the Super Star Special Card I made. Like I said I had made two separate cards for the 1971 set out of the same picture. I then came up with the idea to put them together on a 1983 Fleer card to mirror the classic Speed and Power card featuring Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson. I liked how it turned out so I had it post first thing this morning so that I had it on the site. As with the other card the full card is shown after the jump. (more…)


1983 Fleer – Starlin Castro (Special)

One of the cards that I really enjoyed as a kid was the Speed and Power card of Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson. I saw card, but it was actually two cards that you put together to form one card. I had a cool picture of Juan Pierre stealing a base, and Starlin Castro holding up his mitt. I made two separate 1971 Topps cards out of that one picture. As the cards sat in my folder waiting to be released on this site I noticed how they almost could be put together. That is when I came up with the idea for this card. It was a little trickier than I thought it would be to get both sides to line up. My first attempt left me with a picture that was a little off. Using the grid function in my program though allowed me to do it with ease. After the jump I have included an image of the card as one piece. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Starlin Castro

Since I did not post any of my preseason cards yesterday I thought that I would start off today with one. I like this card because it shows Starlin stealing his first career base against the Rockies last season. While he was on first I thought he might try to steal so I kept my camera on him. At the time I didn’t know that it was his first ever. I liked the picture, but it just didn’t fit on the 1985 Topps template I was using last season. I am glad that I was able to find a way to put it on this card. (more…)