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2011 csd Custom – Kyle Gaedele (MLB Draft)

Kyle has had a few cards on this site already. It started off with him being the famous great nephew of Eddie Gaedel. After watching him a bit I knew that he would make the next step when it was time. He is only a junior, but when San Diego drafted him 203rd overall they might have just ended his career at Valpo. This is the second card already for Kyle in this set. If he ends up playing for the Fort Wayne Tincaps in the Midwest League I could possibly have three cards of him in the set. (more…)


2011 csd Custom – Jake Blackwood

Jake is a fine young player that had a great game when his team came into town. That does not guarantee future success, but it does put him on my radar. Before a team comes into South Bend I look up the prospects for the organization to see who I should watch for. Jake was not on any of those lists for Fort Wayne. In fact not one position player in the top 30 in the organization is currently on their roster. In warmups though I thought Jake looked like a ballplayer. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Brad Hawpe

This card reminds me of a 1981 Donruss card. They had no problem with making a team card of a player with a picture on it with another team. I wanted to have all the teams that I could represented in this set so I had to cheat a bit. I have not even come close to anything resembling passable airbrushing yet. If you want to see a player with a cartoon shirt I am the guy to call. (more…)


1987 Topps – Craig Cooper

Get ready folks today isĀ  1987 Topps day. I had a few sitting in a folder after I made them during the snowpocolypse. Releasing a few here and there would never get them all out. I thought that I would just post a bunch of them today to get them out there finally. What better way to start it out than with a minor league player on a team that does not exist anymore. The Fort Wayne Wizards became the Fort Wayne Tincaps prior to the 2009 season. Before that they were the Wizards. I guess they didn’t want to take the old name into the new ballpark. (more…)


2011 csd Preview – Trevor Hoffman

I thought that since one of the best closers ever is going to retire that is no reason why he can’t have a card in this set. I took this picture in 2007 when I saw the Padres playing the Cubs. I knew that Trevor was good, but at the time I had no idea that the picture would end up on a card. I decided that since he doesn’t have a team that it wouldn’t matter that I made a Padres card for him. One of my all-time favorite cards was the 1989 Fleer card of Mike Schmidt where they honor his career. For some reason I have always liked that. I thought that a card showing him on the team where he did the most damage was the best course of action. If you notice I did change one thing on the front. Instead of a dash in between the players name and position I placed a diamond there. I thought that it looked good as well as being the surface that the game is played on. (more…)


1986 Fleer Baeball’s Best – Trevor Hoffman

With the news today that Trevor is retiring I thought that I would make a couple cards of him. This one was probably done a little too quick. It is from the 1986 Fleer Basball’s Best subset. The original card had Goose Gossage on it in a Padre uniform so I thought it was only fitting to put Trevor in his place. (more…)