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1985 Topps 25th Anniversary – Frank Thomas

Not too long from now I will be leaving here to go to U.S. Cellular Field to the statue of Frank Thomas get unveiled. I thought that it would be cool to post a card of Frank today. This was another card that I made to over the winter to commemorate 25 years of going to Major League games. Just a couple of days after that anniversary I was back at the ballpark to see Frank get his number retired. This picture was taken during his speech. (more…)

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2001 Upper Deck Decades – Carlton Fisk

I thought that since the White Sox were unveiling the statue of the Big Hurt tomorrow I would make a card from the last time I was at the ballpark to see a statue unveiled. Of course it was of Carlton Fisk. I altered the Upper Deck card a little to¬† make it my own. (more…)


1983 Topps – Paul Konerko/Carlton Fisk

Watching the Sox game tonight I saw Paul Konerko hit a home run over the Green Monster to give the White Sox a 3-1 lead over the Red Sox. The home run was important because it was the 376th of Paulie’s career. That tied him with Carlton Fisk for 66th all time. This is important to me because two of my favorite players of all time are now linked for what I hope is a very short period. The event inspired me to make my first card in quite some time. I thought that I would post it right away so that others could enjoy it. I posted the card as a 1983 Topps because I just basically tweaked my ’83 Topps Super Veteran template to make the card. (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…)


2011 csd Preview – Frank Thomas Day

I came up with this idea a while back, but did not know how I wanted to implement it. I thought that for the preview set I would try and make a couple of these cards to try my idea out. I went to quite a few baseball games last year. I thought for this years set I would make a card for each game that I go to. I liked the idea of having it appear to be a newspaper on the front. I wanted a headline and a picture that told some part of the story of the game. What started then I was just going to have garble on the side. I ended up writing a small bit about the game on the side. I like how this turned out, and this might be the design I use for the games I attend in 2011. (more…)


1962 Managers Dream – Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano

While looking for a card to make a 1962 Topps card with I ran across the classic card with both Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays on it titles Managers Dream. While finding some pictures yesterday for some Yankee cards I found the one I used with both Cano and Jeter on it. I was going to use it for a Fleer Super Star Special, but thought that it would work here. (more…)