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1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Kevin Eichhorn

Kevin is the second card in the revamped Famous Lineage series. This is actually the reason I resurrected the set. I see a few kids every year in the minors who are relation to former ballplayers. Most are sons of the former players, but in order to get all the players in the set I changed the name to Famous Lineage. (more…)


1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Andy Laroche

Last year as part of my 2010 custom set I made some cards that I called Famous Lineage that showed current ballplayers and their famous relatives. Now that that set is over I have updated the card, and will continue to show the ways the current generation of players relates to the past. (more…)


1985 Topps – Brad Schreiber

Once again I have to release this card before I can release the next one. I decided to keep the team unified I would make all the ‘extra’ cards for the Boilers in the ’85 Topps format. I already had a few from last year’s set made so I just had to make a few more to finish off the set. I really like how the Boilers look in this set so it will not hurt my feelings any to see a few more of these cards. (more…)


1985 Topps – Lastings Milledge

By now you have probably figured out the trend of seeing a new ’85 Topps design, and then seeing the 2011 csd Custom card of the player. This time though I changed it up, and updated the card a little. I don’t think that I will be using the ’85 Topps design for all the cards, but in this case I thought that it would be appropriate. Lastings was born in 1985, and I thought I would copy Steve over at White Sox Cards. He does a great job with his birth years set. (more…)


1985 Topps – Blake Mascarello

This is another card that I have to show you before I can show you the next card. While watching Blake pitch for Purdue earlier in the season I knew that I had seen him before. For some reason I could not place him. After reading a Region Collegians post by Ken Karrson of the NWI Times it all came back to me. Blake was the quarterback for the Crown Point football team. Being a Slicer fan I did not enjoy watching him work. Now of course as a Purdue pitcher I hope he does well. (more…)


1985 Topps – Jeff Samardzija

I already had two cards from last years set with Jeff on them. I really faked an Iowa Cubs card, and I had a ‘short print’ Notre Dame card for him. I saw him pitch many times as a member of the Irish, and was lucky enough to finally see him pitch for the Cubs earlier this season. Since he picked up his first win of the season today I thought that I would post this card of him. Of course I could also be posting this so that I can post his 2011 csd Custom card. (more…)


1985 Topps 25th Anniversary – Harold Baines

Since I am finally done with the preview set I thought that I would post a couple different kinds of cards to mix it up a bit on here. I thought that I would post one of my cards that I made in honor of my 25th baseball anniversary last season. It sounds kind of stupid, but it was a good idea for a subset I thought. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Gordon Beckham

This is the player that started all of this. I had a picture that for some reason I decided to make a 1985 Topps card out of. Here is a link to that first card. If I had known how much time I would spend on these since then I might have done things differently. I did like the end result though, and this blog is a direct result of that. (more…)


1985 Topps 25th Anniversary – Carlton Fisk

As I have said in previous posts this set was meant to commemorate the 25th anniversary of my first Major League game. I celebrated that all last season using it as an excuse to go to many games. That is how this whole custom card thing got started as well. I was just messing around putting my pictures on the ’85 Topps template, and it just took off from there. Of course in coming up with a 25 card set for my 25th anniversary I had to include Carlton Fisk. I met him along with Richard Dotson during that first game, and Fisk has been my favorite player ever since. I didn’t know that he would be a Hall of Famer then. I just knew that he was this cool guy who talked to me and signed my program. (more…)


1985 Topps – Ted Williams SP2

This is the second short print card of Ted in this set. I made two with the intention of picking one, and maybe using the other. Then I started making other cards so I was going to use this picture for one of them. Since I had already made the card I thought why not release it. This is the final card of the 2010 set. (more…)


1985 Topps – Harold Baines

This card has a couple of stories behind it. I originally made it as one of the few short prints I was going to make for this set. I just liked the idea of a couple different cards. As you have seen that really took off to much more than that. This picture was taken in 2009 at the Civil Rights game. I liked Harold in the different uniform so I thought I would put the picture on a card. (more…)


1985 Topps – Johnny Bench

Three cards left in the 2010 custom set. Johnny has a lot going for him. I like catchers so he fits that mold. He was a hard nose player so he has an in there. He also hosted the Baseball Bunch when I was a kid so I got to see him every week. That was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Right then people should have known that I had a sports problem. (more…)


1985 Topps – Harry Caray

Harry was also going to be part of the announcer day that I had planned for the set. The former Sox and Cub announcer is a Chicago icon. I am not sure how long it will be before he loses steam in Chicago. At some point the younger fans won’t have lived through his broadcasts to know how entertaining he could be. (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 – 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…)


1985 Topps Famous Lineage – Cameron Maybin

One of the reasons that I did not name this subset Father and Son like the original 1985 Topps card was because sometimes a player has other famous relatives. This is a great example. Cameron is cousins with NBA player Rashad McCants, and current NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin. He really does have an athletic family. (more…)


1985 Topps – Ken Griffey Sr.

Before ‘the Kid’ was a household name his father was helping the Big Red Machine win World Series titles. While those are great stories my favorite story of Ken is the back to back homers he hit with his son while playing in Seattle. Ken Sr. came up and hit a dinger. Just following your father in the lineup has to be a thrill. His son then probably at his peak jacked one. A historic moment, but I am sure one that every father and son wishes that they had. (more…)


1985 Topps – Joe Morgan

I was leary about putting Joe in the set because then he would say that he didn’t belong in the same set as Ryne Sandberg. I do respect how Joe played the game so I decided to take my chances and put him in. (more…)


1985 Topps – Ted Kluszewski

The Big Klu makes the set. This is the last of the statues from Crosley Terrace that made the set in the ‘short print’ capacity. I had a card with Frank Robinson on it, but it was a picture of the actual man that I had taken on the same day. (more…)


1985 Topps – Joe Nuxhall

This is another statue that can be found in the Crosley Terrace section outside of the Great American Ballpark. I love this picture because of the Civil Rights Game signage in the background. I did not grow up around Cincinnati so I never was able to hear Joe on the Reds broadcast. I did learn of him at an early age when they had a feature on him in one of the baseball card magazines I used to read. (more…)


1985 Topps – Harry Wright

This is a first for this set…and blog for that matter. Harry died ninety years before the 1985 Topps set came out. I became intrigued about this player after reading a book by Darryl Brock called “If I Never Get Back.” The book was about a man who goes back in time, and ends up playing for the first professional team in Cincinnati. The book has a sequel which is not as good, but they are both solid reads. (more…)


1985 Topps – Casey Stengel

I loved this statue when we were touring the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Something about it was just very cool. I decided that I should make a card out of it. This was originally part of the short print set I was making. (more…)


1985 Topps – Jeff Bagwell

Here is the other statue that sits outside of Minute Maid Park in Houston. I liked them so much that I knew I had to make cards out of them. They have a nice little park with a mock diamond on the ground. Biggio is playing second throwing the ball to Bagwell who is at first. This was a nice was to honor their former stars. (more…)