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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 – Harold Baines

Since I am on the topic of first base coaches I might as well post my preview card of Harold. As a kid growing up I still remember the chants of ‘Harold’ that used to ring through old Comiskey. One of the highlights of the last decade was seeing Harold play again in a celebrity softball game at the Cell during All Star Weekend in 2003. The crowd chanted his name (although not as loudly as I remember it), and he obliged them by hitting a home run. He still had it in 2003. (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 I originally made it as one of the few short prints I was going to make for this set.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…)

A Unique Find

My find at Meijer

This weekend I was down in Lafayette to see both Purdue basketball games play. You can read about those games here if you like. I was housesitting for my brother for the weekend so I was in Lafayette with not much to do on Friday and Saturday. I went for a trip to Meijer to pick up some 2011 Topps cards. While browsing through their card stacks I noticed a couple of odd packs sitting on the shelf by themselves. One was a pack of 1986 Donruss All Stars with a pop up card of Darryl Strawberry on top. I flipped it over, and a Harold Baines card was on the back. Right then I knew I had to try and get this pack. The other was a 1988 Donruss cello pack. No stars visible, but I thought it would be cool to open. I don’t know how they got on the shelf. Meijer doesn’t sell the boxes of wax packs like you see at Target or other stores. Maybe they have started and these came out of there. I took the packs along with a couple 72 card boxes of 2011 Topps up to the front to check out. My 2011 cards checked out fine, but of course the UPC bars on the older packs did not work. The young man called to the back, and the employee was stumped as well. I bought the 2011 Topps, and took the two packs to the back to get the story on them. The girl did not know what to do so she sold them to me for the price on the packs…sort of. I got the ’88 Donruss cello for the 99 cents that was on the front. She sold the ’86 Donruss to me for 50 cents since no price was on them. I wanted that Baines card so I paid the 50 cents for that. (more…)

1985 Topps – Ron Kittle (25th Anniversary Edition)

Here is the second card in the special subsetĀ  I created. As I said in an earlier post I wanted to make a set that commemorated the 25th anniversary of my first ballgame. I will always remember the original 1985 Topps card of Ron Kittle because the picture was taken at night. For some reason I always liked the card, and I eventually figures out that the way the lights bounced off his helmet looked pretty cool. That is one of my favorite cards from my childhood. (more…)

1983 Topps – Alexei Ramirez

If you have a close up picture of a player, and an action picture what can you do with them? You can make a 1983 Topps card that’s what. I have already made two cards from this set, but they were both Twins players. This is the first White Sox card. It is a little rough. I still have to figure out how to properly replace the Topps logo in the upper right hand corner. It is a little rough, but I liked both pictures enough to release it now. This was the first of two years in a row where Topps decided to have two pictures on the card. That makes it a little tougher for me to make cards because I need a close up headshot to make them. (more…)