merging my pictures and cards

Posts tagged “Custom Cards

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…)

1990 Upper Deck – Cory Rasmus

90 upper deck cory rasmus

Cory is the younger brother of Blue Jays slugger Colby Rasmus. I was getting some shots of the stadium in the upper deck when he was called into the game. I knew that he was one of the players that I had identified before the game that I wanted to get. I worked my way down to the main level to get a good angle on him. I snapped a couple of quick pictures to make sure I had something, and then moved to where I wanted to be. I was able to snap one picture before (more…)

1990 Upper Deck – Daniel Rodriguez

90 upper deck daniel rodriguez

I was having a little fun this morning putting a couple of my newer images onto baseball cards. I didn’t want to spend too much time doing it though so I tried to keep the same card for the same team. For the Gwinnett Braves I used the 1990 Upper Deck card. I only made a couple of these, but I kind of liked them so I thought that I would share them with you today. (more…)

1984 Topps – Steve Meister

84 topps steve meisterHere is another card that has sat in a folder for a long time. I made this card when I heard that this lineman was an acquaintance of a friend. I saw him play for Miami (OH) twice during his career so I wondered if I had a picture of him. I did find a couple pictures, but they were not of the best quality. That might be why this card has sat for so long.

2011 csd Preview – Jose Contreras

As I said in a post a couple of days ago I was never too high on Jose as a member of the White Sox until his last season with the club. He has now had a successful run with Philly as a reliever. I really like the look of this card. The red on the side really looks great. (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…)

1986 McDonald’s – Nick Barnett

Just because he was not on the postseason roster does not mean that I cannot have Nick in my celebration cards. Nick is a great linebacker that was missed this season. In the end they won without him, but they had to go through some growing pains before they got over his loss. I really like this set if you can’t tell already. I have four more of these cards to release as the days go by. (more…)

1985 Topps – Alejandro De Aza 2

Last year I made the first card of Alejandro De Aza as a member of the Charlotte Knights. The few times that I have seen him play I was impressed by his speed. He was brought up by the club as a September call up. I took this picture during the last game of the season as De Aza was trying to run out a grounder. I had a couple of good ones of him from my trip to Detroit, but this one just looked better on the card. (more…)

2011 csd Super Bowl – A.J. Hawk

Since my Packers are in the Super Bowl today I thought I would make a few cards to commemorate the day. I cheated and just used the template for the 2011 baseball set. I made a few modifications so that it would work for football I was a little leery of the football in the upper corner, but just went with it. Overall I like how the cards turned out. I have a few that I made that I will put out as the day goes on tomorrow. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Sergio Santos

One of the best surprises of last season for the White Sox was pitcher Sergio Santos. Sergio was originally a shortstop that was converted to pitcher. The thought was that he needed some time in the minors, but that proved not to be the case. Sergio came up right away and produced for the Sox. He was lights out from the start, and really did not taper off as the season ended. He will be expected to contribute big this season. (more…)

1985 Topps – Jermaine Dye

I originally made this card as a short print for the 2010 set that I did based on the 1985 Topps set. I had so many cards made that I kept this one back thinking maybe JD would catch on somewhere. Of course he did not, and is now contemplating retirement. That is too bad. I think that Sox fans didn’t realize what a solid player that they had while he was on the South Side. (more…)

1985 Topps – Jamie Moyer

Jamie almost had this card for real. He is one of the few players in the league that was playing when I was really collecting cards. He will not play this season due to injury, but has left the door open to play next season. (more…)

1987 Fleer – Alexei Ramirez

Sitting here snowed in I decided to try and make a couple of cards. I have a few that I have already made sitting in a file, but after I made this one of Alexei I thought I would post it right away. This was a terrible picture of Ramirez. He was way off center in my frame. As a picture for a card though it worked pretty well. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Jake Peavy

Jake was one of my favorite players to photograph during the short time he was with the team last season. His all out style is really fun to watch and capture. As you can see on the front of the card Jake really puts everything into his pitches. This picture really shows how forceful even his follow through could be. I took this picture last May as Jake was pitching against the Blue Jays. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Jake Peavy (Error)

As a kid growing up one of the weirdest cards I ever saw was the 1985 Donruss card of Tom Seaver with Floyd Bannisters picture on it. As a kid you pick up on the fact that Seaver was a righty and Bannister was of course a lefty. How could someone miss that? Looking back as an adult it is even more mind boggling. Seaver was a few wins shy of 300 going into the 1985 season, and was a sure Hall of Famer. You would think his card might get a second look. I am sure someone heard about the mistake after it was found. I would hate to have been that guy. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Jake Peavy

I haven’t had too many cards of Jake so far. He is a big name on the Sox, but he has been hurt for much of his time on the South Side. I hope that Jake can get things together to help the team this season. He suffered a terrible injury last season, and has a long road ahead of him yet. A healthy Peavy can be tough. As a photographer I like his all out pitching motion as well. (more…)

1987 Topps – Manny Ramirez

Reading the recent post over at White Sox Cards I saw that Manny has a card in the 2011 Topps set. While that doesn’t surprise me it really seems weird that they would put him in the set. I thought that it would be a great day to release this card of Manny. (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…)

1988 Score – Jerry Hairston Jr.

I found this picture last season while going through some older ones for the 2010 set. I was mad that I couldn’t use it because Jerry was no longer on the Reds. When I decided to just make some cards for fun no matter what team the player was on that opened the door for me to get it on a card. My first thought was the 1988 Score set, and when I centered the picture on the card it seemed to work. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Andruw Jones

Today I found out that Andruw Jones had signed with the Yankees. I was kind of sad because I enjoyed watching him while he was a member of the White Sox. I thought that in honor of his signing I would make my first Yankee card of the set. The Sox uniform works fairly well as a Yankee uniform if you ignore the name on the back, and don’t look too closely. I might have a couple tweaks to the front of the Yankee card before the real set comes out. I like the picture of one of Andruw’s big swings. He was fun to photograph because he had a great swing. It was all out, and allowed for some nice shots. (more…)

1964 Topps – A.J. Pierzynski

This card is a bit of a stretch. I made a template of the 1964 Topps card early on in my card making days. I had trouble finding pictures to put on it though. After a while I realized that unless for some reason I was granted access to the players I would never fill these cards. I ended up just putting a few players on the card to see how it looked. I used this picture of A.J. signing for the fans on the last day of the season in 2010. (more…)

2011 csd preview – Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso is a hard guy for me to get a handle on. Sometimes he looks like he can do nothing wrong. Other times he takes some mental time off. During a Cubs-Cardinals game this past year he missed an entire at bat while in the field watching a fight in the stands. I know because I missed the at bat as well watching him. He never even glanced at the plate. I guess he might be good enough to go off the crack of the bat, but I doubt it. It looks to me like he dogs some plays. Of course just when Cubs fans counted him out last year he really started playing well. (more…)

1985 Topps – Nomar Garciaparra

This was originally going to be in the short print series. I liked the idea of having a Nomar card in the set, and the only pictures I had of him were from far away with an old camera. The good thing about having the subject far away is that you can see the banner for Ryne Sandberg in the background. The card was a stretch so I didn’t post it for a while. Considering the tens of people that look at this site I figured why not post it? (more…)

1988 Donruss – Tyler Flowers

I wanted to do a few things with the rookies on the Sox last year. I made some older cards featuring two players, and I also wanted to try my hand at a rated rookie. What better player to try that on than Tyler? Tyler has had an up and down career so far. After being traded from the Braves he tore up the Arizona Fall League. He did the same in the minors the next season. Last year he had an off year at Triple A. He was once thought to be the heir apparent to A.J. Pierzynski at catcher, but doubts have started to creep in. This will be an important year for Tyler as a member of the White Sox. (more…)