In early 2011 I attended a game at the Cell between the White Sox and the Oakland A’s. I had some nice sunny conditions to get some shots so I made a few cards from them. Here is one of the 1984 Fleer tribute cards that I made. I always liked this design, and for some reason I have always liked the way that the A’s players looked on the cards. While I am cleaning out all of the older cards of mine I thought that I would start with some of these ’84 Fleer A’s cards that I made. They were made with the intention of putting them on the backs of my 2011 Custom Set which was never really finished. I think that I made way too big of a workload for myself on that one. I was very interested that day to see the former Yankees star in an A’s uniform. The season before I had pictures of him playing for the Angels, and I thought that it would be great to see him on a card in a different uniform.
Matsui made last year’s set as a member of the Angels. I thought that it was a cool card because it was the first time I had seen the slugger since he was a member of the Yankees. This year he is on yet another team. I really like how the Athletics colors translate to the card. In my opinion these are some of the sharper cards in this set. (more…)
The dump of ’88 Donruss cards continues with Godzilla. He made a big splash when he came to the Majors and started playing for the Yankees. He then signed a free agent contract with the Angels moving across the country. This year he will be playing for the A’s. It will be interesting to see how he performs for his new team this season. (more…)