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1975 Topps – Brandon Phillips

I was never too sure exactly what I thought of Brandon until I saw him play in 2009. As one of the bigger names on that Reds team you would have thought that he would have had a bigger head. Instead of hanging out in the clubhouse before the game he spent most of that time signing as many autographs as he could. That put him on my list of players to watch, and got him a couple of extra cards on this site. (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 – Tony Perez

This is another card that was part of the 2010 set that I have yet to release. I have decided that I will just release them all in the next couple of weeks. I did go through the trouble of making them so why not? (more…)


1977 Topps – Jim Thome

I am getting near the end of my cards that I have made of former Sox players. As I have said before I would like to get all of these out before the season starts so that I can concentrate on the players that are on the team. I think I have talked about how much I enjoyed watching Jim play while he was with the Sox before. As a lefty I always relate more to other lefties so it was nice to see one that could really hit the ball. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Johnny Cueto

I thought I might just make a day out of my preview set. I always liked how the Opening Day set got the fans ready for the regular issue set. This preview set is a way to try out each teams cards ahead of time. I have been working on templates for the different teams so that when the regular season starts and the pictures start flowing in I can just make the cards. I have already had a few Reds players in this set. I think that has something to do with the uniforms they wore two years ago when I saw them play. I really liked them so I took a few extra pictures of the away team. That being said they have a few new players that I would like to have in the regular set this season. I need to get to a Reds game this summer. (more…)


2011 preview – Nick Masset

I have been away for a while so I need to get caught up on the 2011 csd set. Tonights card is of Nick Masset. Nick was a member of the White Sox before going to the Reds in 2008 as part of the Ken Griffey Jr. deal. I took the picture on the front of the card in 2009 at the Civil Rights Game. For some reason I am on a Reds kick today. I had two Reds cards made along with a few Cubs cards, but I already have way too many more Cubs cards than Sox cards so far. I will hold onto the Cubs for a while while I make some Sox cards. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Brandon Phillips

As I was making these cards yesterday I noticed that both Brandon and Grady were in the Expos organization at the same time. They were both traded to the Indians along with a bunch of other players including Bartolo Colon. As iwith all the Reds cards in this preview set, and for that matter on this site so far the picture was taken at the 2009 Civil Rights Game. I really liked the throwback unis so I took a few pictures. This is one of Brandon before the game getting loosened up. (more…)


2011 csd Custom Preview – Ryan Hanigan

Before the season starts I would like to make at least one card from every team. I really only have pictures from one Reds game to choose from. That was the 2009 Civil Rights Game against the White Sox. I always liked the way the pitchers and catchers walk in from the bullpen prior to the game. This picture was taken during that walk. I really like how the set is starting to look. As I make different teams I am getting more and more confident that this is my design for this season. The only difference on the front on this card was that I shrunk the players number down. (more…)