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1989 Upper Deck – J.J. Hardy

Here is another of my ’89 Upper Deck cards that have just been sitting around. Early in 2010 I attended a White Sox game against the Twins. A group of players were warming up and I just snapped a shot of them. I think that that picture has been made into a couple of cards so far. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Tyler Flowers

I thought since I am a Sox fan I should actually post some cards of my favorite team. I was having so much fun making cards of other teams that I neglected the one that I root for. I took this picture of Tyler in 2009 when he was brought up at the end of the season. He has come with a lot of hype, but yet the veteran catcher is still around. I fear that Tyler is headed for Joel Skinner status in Chicago. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Todd Helton

The day of the Colorado Rockies officially comes to an end with this card of Todd Helton. In 2010 when I was at Wrigley Field to see the Rockies take on the Cubs I was worried that my seat in the bleachers would prevent me from seeing Todd Helton up close. Luckily he came out to the outfield to stand in the box as Jeff Francis was warming up. I loved seeing his stand up close, and it has made a couple of cards.  (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Mark Buehrle

The final card of Mark today is one of my favorites. As luck would have it I came across a free ticket to a Cubs-Sox game in 2009. Of course as per usual Mark was pitching. Being in a National League park though it also meant that Mark would get some at bats. I always thought that Upper Deck really changed things up when they started by showing some things that were out of the norm. I think that Mark running to first with his batting helmet on was a perfect fit for this card. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Justin Smoak

Earlier this season I saw the Mariners play a game against the White Sox. I had heard so much about Justin Smoak that I was intrigued to watch him play the last couple of seasons. He was a very highly thought of prospect that is finding his way in the bigs right now. I thought I would make a couple of Upper Deck cards with some of the pictures that did not make it onto his ’11 custom card. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Kevin Eichhorn

I took a few pictures of Kevin so that I was sure to get a good one for my set. Being the son of a former big league player I knew that he would have at least a couple of cards in the set. I had enough pictures of him that I liked though that it allowed me to make some extra cards of him. This is one of those. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Miguel Olivo

Miguel was a very solid catcher for the White Sox. He was traded to the Mariners in the deal that brought Freddy Garcia to the Sox. He has since been on a few teams in the Majors. This past off season had to be weird for him. He was traded to the Blue Jays who then declined his 2011 option making him a free agent. The Mariners then signed him, and that is where he is now playing. Must be strange to get traded to a team who then does not pick up the option to keep you. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Curtis Granderson

Curtis is one of the good guys in baseball. I have seen him play a few times, and he always seems to enjoy what he is doing. He even takes the time to interact with the fans. He is another guy who just seems to ‘get it.’ (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Alexei Ramirez

Since he just hit an extra inning home run to win the game I thought that I would close tonight with an Alexei Ramirez card. He is one of my favorite players, and I love his reaction when he knows that he has just hit a game winner. He helped the Sox avoid another bad loss tonight, and for that he gets another card on the site. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Jason Heyward

What player could have rivaled Griffey in hype since his 1989 rookie card? I was have to say Jason Heyward would be up there. Strasburg had the hype, but was hurt too quickly for it to build. Heyward started strong, made the all star team, and then helped his team make the playoffs. He was listed as the #1 prospect in baseball prior to the season, and showed us why. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Chris Snyder

The interesting pictures just keep on coming with this one of Chris Snyder. Last year before the start of the game with the Cubs Snyder was practicing his sweep tag. That was not odd. What was odd was that he was doing it by the right field foul pole. I thought it was interesting so I took a couple pictures of the event. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Casey Kotchman

As long as I am posting some cards with interesting pictures I thought that I would post this one of Casey Kotchman. Last year when he was playing for the Mariners I caught him stretching in a weird pose. When going through my pictures looking for interesting pictures I saw this one, and thought of an Upper Deck card right away. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Ken Griffey Jr.

I wondered if I should attempt this card at first. I had a picture of Ken that I found with the template for the 1989 Upper Deck card open. As I was putting it on the card I thought of the relevance his first card had on the industry in 1989. I opened unknown amounts of packs to try and get this card in 1989. In fact I don’t go to our mall in town anymore since it is mostly shut down, but once inside I see where the old card shop used to be. My first thought is of that ’89 Upper Deck card of the kid. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Jim Thome

I am sure that I will come up with a couple more over time, but for right now this is the last Thome card as a member of the White Sox. Looking at the picture I realized that if I could take more like this it would be real easy to take pictures for Upper Deck now. I have somehow taken a picture with almost all the logos covered up. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Brad Mumma

Minor League Monday concludes with another card of local pitcher Brad Mumma. I had some good pictures of him so I thought I would make a couple of cards out of them. Brad was a guy who grew up in my hometown of LaPorte, IN before playing briefly in the Blue Jays organization. He closed out his career by pitching for the Joliet Jackhammers. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Elvin Millan Jr.

The most popular card on this site is not one of Paul Konerko or Albert Pujols. No Yankees are at the top of the list. The card that has the most views is my 2010 custom card of Elvin Millan Jr. Elvin was a catcher last season for the Rockford RiverHawks of the Northern League. I had a nice shot of him throwing down to second on the card, and for some reason more people have seen that card than any other. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Mark Kotsay

This is another card that has been sitting in a file for a while. I made it as one of the first few Upper Deck cards just after the last game of the season. When I was going through my pictures I knew that this one had to be on a card. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Starlin Castro

The last card of the day is of the Cubs shortstop. Starlin Castro came to the club with a lot of fanfare last summer. He had a great first game which made the expectations of him go through the roof. He did not turn the team around like some thought that he would, but he did have a very good season. It will be interesting to see how his second season treats him. White Sox phenom Gordon Beckham did not have a great sophomore campaign so this should be interesting. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Chris Young

Only two more cards left in the 1989 Upper Deck dump that I have put on today. This card is of Diamondbacks centerfielder Chris Young. Chris was once a highly thought of prospect in the Sox organization. It is amazing how many of these promising centerfielders that the team traded away. It is no wonder they were hurting in center for a few years before getting Alex Rios. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Andruw Jones

The flood of 1989 Upper Deck cards continues with this card of Andruw. I really was high on Jones at the beginning of the season. He came out of the box on fire it seemed like. He was in double digit home runs very quickly, but then seemed to hit a wall. He was still fun to watch play the game, and I was sad to see him go from an entertainment standpoint. He is now playing for the Yankees. I was able to see him play his first game for them today thanks to the MLB Network. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Jimmy Rollins

Saturation Saturday continues with this card of Jimmy Rollins. When I saw the Phillies play the Cubs in July I was worried that my seats in the bleachers would prevent me from seeing the Phillies stars. It turned out I did not get the pictures that I would have liked to get of Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Mike Rohde

Saturation Saturday continues with this card of Mike Rohde. Mike is the first baseman for the Gary SouthShore Railcats of the American Association. I go to a few games each year in Gary so I thought I might try a couple of their players to see how it looked. I love this picture of Mike sliding into home on Opening Day. Just the way he is making sure he touches the plate. Part of the fun of attending these smaller games is the fact you can get a little closer to the action for a lower price. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Magglio Ordonez

The dump of the sideways cards continues with this card of Magglio Ordonez. Mags was one of my favorite guys to watch when he played for the Sox. I was sad to see him go when he injured his knee. I hoped that he would recover, but it is hard to root for a guy who plays in your division. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Jose Reyes

The dump of sideways 1989 Upper Deck cards continues with this Jose Reyes card. As I have said before I have too many cards in this set due to the fact I put every picture that would look better sideways on this card. I have to make a couple other templates that will take the sideways picture, but until then I need to clear my computer of some of these. (more…)