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1951 Bowman – Omar Vizquel

I have been toying with the idea of making cards from 1950-the present day. I think that it might be a winter project, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try a new card every so often. While going through some pictures from Opening Day for my ’11 set I found this one of Omar. While I kid that he could have been playing back then I thought that it just looked like a pose from a classic card. That turned into finding a template to try it on. I found the ’51 Bowman template, and decided to give it a try. (more…)


2011 csd Custom Opening Day – Mark Buehrle

Now only a few months late is another of my Opening Day cards. I liked the idea of this set, but I had way too much going on to give it the attention that it deserved. So instead of it going out when it should have I think the cards will just trickle in as I continue to make them. (more…)


1993 Donruss – Juan Pierre

I made a couple of cards with pictures of Juan with the Bob Feller tribute behind him, and had one more that I wanted to use. I had already used up a couple templates for Juan that I could have put this picture on so I used the ’93 Donruss template. I think that it worked out well. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Juan Pierre (Opening Day)

This was a concept that I was very gung ho about, but never really got it off the ground. I made a couple cards, but had a bunch of pictures sitting around ready to be used. I decided that some of those should be used for this set. I decided to make an Opening Day set with just pictures from Opening Day. I thought that I could expand that to the other leagues I see, but that would be a chore. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Derrick Gordon

As I said in the previous post I have seen Derrick pitch three times in this young season. Now that he is traded I have a shot at seeing someone new on the mound. He had a style of pitching that really seemed to work well on film. I guess I will have to find someone else to shoot as the season goes on. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Travis Hafner

I really did not get too many pictures of the Indians players on Opening Day. I was really concentrating on the White Sox. The sun ended up glaring right into my lens for most of the game so I really did not get too many good pictures. I could have moved almost anywhere else the other two days, but on Opening Day the park was packed. I did try and get a few players though when I could, and one of the was Travis Hafner. Travis was one of the most feared sluggers in the league not too long ago, and he would like to get back there soon. The Indians would like that as well. This is another card that I cheated on. Travis rarely plays first base, but I have him as a first baseman on the card. The term designated hitter takes up too much room, and just putting DH makes is look weird because it is too short. I have just started putting first base for the player to make it look better. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Carlos Santana

As I said earlier tonight Carlos is a very exciting young player. I heard about him a lot on the site Bus Leagues Baseball, and from what I have seen so far he was worth the hype. As a good young catcher you know that I will have a few cards of him. He has already had a card in the short lived Opening Day set, and he makes his regular set debut with this card. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Shin Soo Choo

Choo is one of the bright spots on the Indians. On the way home from the Opening Day game I was listening to their local sports radio. The fans really hated the team that was on the field with a couple of exceptions. Choo was one of those players. He really does have a cannon in right, and can hit the ball as well. (more…)


1987 Topps – Shin Soo Choo

As a fan of the opposing team in Cleveland one thing that annoyed me while at the game was the way the fans kept saying Chooo (as in Boooo) every time he touched the ball. Even if he made a routine catch they chanted his name. That being said he is a dynamic player that the fans can get excited about. I am sure that opposing fans thought the same thing of the Jose Jose Jose chants or the Magglio one they used to do on the South Side. (more…)


1987 Topps – Carlos Santana

I made a card for the Opening Day set for Carlos, but I thought the picture looked a little washed out. I wanted to try to make another card for the young catcher. Since I was making all my Indians cards with the ’87 Topps template I just decided to make one for him. I thought that it turned out okay, and it is on the back of my regular issue custom card. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Carlos Quentin

Carlos is one of the great finds that Kenny Williams has come up with as a general manager. He came over from the Diamondbacks, and would not have made the team if not for an injury. He ended up having a season that was on track for the league MVP except for a late season injury. He is an exciting player to watch. (more…)


2011 csd Opening Day – Carlos Santana

I have heard about Santana for a while now thanks to Bus Leagues Baseball. At first the interest in the slugger was purely because he shares a name with the famous guitarist. Now I think it won’t be long before people recognize the Indians catcher before they would the rock icon. Carlos had a good game on Opening Day hitting his first home run of the season. I think that the home run he hit will have some company before the season is over. (more…)


2011 csd Opening Day – Gordon Beckham

I like the idea of this set. I took so many pictures yesterday that it would have been a shame to make all my Sox cards off the bat. This way I can have the fun of making Sox cards out of the gate knowing that I can make the regular issue card. Although nothing is really different from what I have already put out there in the preview set I like this card. The Opening Day logo looks good on the bottom of the card. (more…)


2011 csd Opening Day – John Danks

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be in Cleveland to see the Sox open the season against the Indians. A while back I had decided to try an Opening Day mini set using only pictures taken on Opening Day. Of course I just thought that it would be the Sox Opening Day in Chicago. Here is the first of those cards. (more…)


Opening Day

Just one card today on the site. I made this card early on in the process when I was trying to make some cards that resembled the Upper Deck Masterpiece cards. Early on I thought that it might be the design for this year’s set so I didn’t make any more than three. For some reason I never got around to releasing this one until now. (more…)


1989 Upper Deck – Mike Rohde

Saturation Saturday continues with this card of Mike Rohde. Mike is the first baseman for the Gary SouthShore Railcats of the American Association. I go to a few games each year in Gary so I thought I might try a couple of their players to see how it looked. I love this picture of Mike sliding into home on Opening Day. Just the way he is making sure he touches the plate. Part of the fun of attending these smaller games is the fact you can get a little closer to the action for a lower price. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Mark Buehrle

The White Sox have announced that Mark Buehrle will be the Opening Day starter for the ninth time in his career. Many have said that the season John Danks had last year gave him the right to be the Opening Day starter. Mark has done so much for the organization though that it seems as if until he is gone the job should be his. I thought that with the news it was time to release his preview card for the 2011 set. (more…)


Bob Feller

I made this card a while back of Bob signing for me at his museum. It was part of the short print series from the set I was making this year. I had been to his museum three times before I met him. When I did he was nice as could be, and even gave me a great baseball for my collection. I already had a ball signed with just his name. I wanted something special, and he gave that to me. He signed the ball with an inscription that commemorated his Opening Day no-hitter against the White Sox. That has to tell you what a sick fan I am when I want a ball signed with something like that. It was a long inscription, but Bob did it with no problem. I was glad for the chance to meet him. (more…)