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1977 Topps – Melky Cabrera

This is the final Royals card for the night. I like this card for a couple of reasons. The first is that for some reason I love the card design that Topps put out in 1977. Another is the fact that you can see the special patch that Melky is wearing. For some reason the Royals cards looked pretty cool to me so I made plenty of them. I will release the rest of them at a later time, but for now enjoy this final card of the day. (more…)

1977 Topps – Brayan Pena

Here is yet another Royals card that was made for the backs of my 2011 custom cards. I really did not know who Brayan was at the time, but every catcher I saw made the set. This picture was taken on the Fourth of July as Pena was walking in from the bullpen with Jeff Francis. I used the other part of the same picture for Jeff’s ’77 Topps card. (more…)

1977 Topps – Billy Butler

I guess that I will post some of the Royals cards that I had made for the backs of my 2011 custom cards last season. I saw the Royals play the White Sox, and took a few pictures in order to make some cards. I put most of the Royals on a ’77 Topps card that I didn’t get around to releasing. (more…)

Bronzed Heroes – Frank White

I have not posted any of my bronzed heroes cards in a while. I love the idea of the set, but I have been having fun making cards that I have not made before. I decided to post a few of these today after making several yesterday. I have a knack for taking pictures of statues when I visit a new place. This set is a way of putting these pictures to use. (more…)

1977 Topps – Chris Getz

During his time with the White Sox I really learned to appreciate Chris Getz. He is not a flashy player, but he does get the job done. I was sad to see him go to the Royals, and looking back at what Mark Teahen has done for the Sox makes that trade even harder to stomach. The Sox needed to make room for Gordon Beckham though so the trade had to be done. (more…)

1977 Topps – Eric Hosmer

Part of making my 2011 custom set has been coming up with cards for my card backs. In order to make things a little easier I have now picked one set to feature for a team. For the Royals I picked the ’77 Topps set. The Royals have some young talent that I was exited to see. The two players in particular that I was excited about seeing for the first time both did things to impress me. Eric of course tied the game in the ninth inning with his home run to center field. (more…)

1976 Topps – Mike Aviles

This is a card that I made a while ago, but for some reason it has just sat in a file. As I have said many times on this blog I had some great seats last July for a game with the Royals and the White Sox. I took way too many pictures that day so it is only natural that some of them would end up on some cards. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Christian Colon Rated Rookie

Over the winter I had made a few cards up of players that I have seen that are either rated high by the scouts, or that I really liked. I used an old ’85 Donruss template to make up my own rated rookie set. This is one of those cards that I made. I may bring this set back, but I will have to update the ’85 Donruss template first. I have one more card that I could release, but the player has already fallen off the map. That shows you what I know about players that are on their way up. (more…)

1984 Topps – Scott Podsednik

I have done a few Scotty Pods cards so far on this site. I think part of that is nostalgia for the ’05 Championship team, and the other part was that he came back with the Royals right when I started making cards for this site. I had a couple close up shots of his face so I decided to try a 1984 Topps card of him. (more…)

1987 Topps – Scott Podsednik

Here is yet another card of Scotty Pods. Last year I saw a few former Sox players when the Royals came to town. It seems as if the two teams have a knack for playing former players of the other teams. (more…)

1976 Topps – Chris Getz

I love this design for the 1976 Topps cards. The only problem is that each position needs a different template. The set does come from my birth year though so I will probably find a way to make a few more. (more…)

1987 Fleer – Joakim Soria

I love the design of the 1987 Fleer card. Something about it just really looks great. I thought that 24 years ago, and I still think that today. That being said these cards take a little more work to get the head to pop off the card so I don’t make near as many as I should. I will have to try and get a few more made as the summer goes on. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Mike Aviles

For some reason last season when I acquired some good seats near the end of a Sox game against the Royals Mike Aviles seemed to be part of the action a lot. I don’t follow Kansas City baseball too closely so I did not know too much about him at the time. I do know that he has switched his number, but when I was making these cards I did not know that, and I used the number he wore last season. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Wilson Betemit

Wilson came to the White Sox from the Yankees for Nick Swisher. He never really took with the Sox, and was soon gone from the organization. He has found a home with the Royals, and seems to have a thing against the Sox. From what I remember last season he only seemed to play well against them. (more…)

1984 Topps – Brian Bannister

Brian is no longer a Major League Pitcher, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t make any more cards of him. Brian will be playing this season in Japan instead of over here. Thankfully he played for the Royals last season. If you read the blog you know that I made way too big of a deal about last year being the 25th anniversary of my first Major League Baseball game. Brian’s dad Floyd pitched that first game so I thought that it was cool that I saw Brian pitch 25 years later. I ended up seeing him pitch twice last season. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Bruce Chen

This picture was taken last season as the Royals were taking batting practice at the Cell. Bruce was catching Joakim Soria as he was messing around. Watching Chen and Soria have fun while playing the game made me instant fans of them. You see so many players just going through the motions out there. It has to be hard to shag balls for 162 days so you have to love the guys that find ways to make it fun. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Jason Kendall

Jason is a scrappy catcher that has been on a few clubs over the years. He will be playing for the Royals for the second season in a row now. That must make him feel like he has been there forever. (more…)

2011 csd Preview – Chris Getz

This was one of the first cards I made in this set. I had the front made before I had even thought about making backs to the cards. Then I changed designs so much that the front of the card had become outdated. I finally upgraded it so that I could count it as done. I took this picture late in the game in May. As you can see it had started getting a little colder so Chris was trying to warm up his hand. I liked the picture because it was so simple. (more…)

1989 Upper Deck – Jason Kendall

Another 1989 Upper Deck card. I really like this set because it allows me to post some pictures that I couldn’t put on a 1987 Topps or a 1985 Donruss card. This set is basically the mold with which I modeled my 2011 custom set after. You have just enough room to get all the important data on the card, but leave plenty of room for the picture. I really like the ’89 Upper Deck set. (more…)

1976 Topps – A.J. Pierzynski

This is the first 1976 Topps card that I have made. This set is much like the 1973 set in the fact that you have to have a template for each position because of the small drawing on each card. This makes mass production very hard. I like the look of the card though so I may give a few more a shot. Making this process a little easier is the site Project Baseball 1976. He has a great database of high resolution cards on his site. While I was looking for the cards I was stuck reading the great writeups he has for each card. Be prepared to spend some time there. Another reason to make more of these cards is the fact that this is my birth year. That just so happens to be the same year that A.J. was born so this is a good first card for the set. (more…)

1984 Topps – Chris Getz

I still am not to sure about these 1984 Topps cards. I guess if Topps can update their cards for the newer sets so can I. I decided to make my own template so that I could make different teams a little easier. I could not get the team font right. On some teams it looks alright, and others it does not. This is one card that looks okay, but not perfect. I will have to keep working on this one. If anyone knows the name of the font suggestions would be awesome. (more…)

1986 Fleer – Chris Getz

I will start off by saying that this is not my best card. I had some trouble with what should have been an easy cutout for the picture. Sometimes I think my old program was better than photoshop. The 1986 Fleer set was another of my favorites from my childhood. It was so simple, but yet so cool. I would like to get a few of these up on the site in the near future. I will have to work on a White Sox version of this card. I might spend a little more time on it than this one to get the template perfect. (more…)

1977 Topps – Brian Anderson

Here is another blast from the past. Brian Anderson was once the promise of a great center fielder. He really never lived up to his billing at the plate. I still remember Hawk comparing him favorably to Grady Sizemore during a Sox broadcast. He was a really good outfielder though. His glove saved the Sox quite a few runs when he was in the field. His bat was his undoing though, and he was traded to Boston for Mark Kotsay in 2009. He was released by them, and caught on with the Kansas City Royals as a pitcher. He even made it to the big league club late in the season. He was not retained by the Royals, and signed a contract with the New York Yankees. It will be interesting to see what Brian can do as a pitcher. (more…)

Joakim Soria