1980 Topps Royals: Middle Infield, Mike Aviles, Chris Getz, Yuniesky Betancourt   Leave a comment

On this post I should talk a bit about pictures. I try to get pictures I like and think are cool. I also try to get odd pictures that are memorable. This criteria will suffer from lack of selection, especially on players like Chris Getz who are difficult to find cards of. This Chris Getz picture is great, I think all three of these are phenomenal pictures. I will pick my favorites from the set after they are all posted.

I posted the middle infielders as well as the first basemen today because I printed the cards today and are really happy with the way they look. I cut them to card size, 3.5” x 2.5”, and put them in my card album. They don’t have backs but I put them back to back in the binder so you don’t notice. All together I came up with 27 cards. The 27th being Manager Ned Yost because I wanted to keep the set in multiples of 9 so they would fit nicely in binder pages.

I printed them on a nice thick cardstock so they have the feel of a baseball card which I think really helps in the illusion of imagining it is a real set. I will get a couple more groups of cards up tomorrow to try to get the whole set on the site. That will push me to move on to the next set I make. I have made several templates including 92 Fleer, 84 Donruss, 81 Topps football, 71 Topps, 77 topps and couple years from the 60s too. I could easily make a set of any of designs.

I am not going to make Royals sets for each one. I imagine a whole Chiefs set can’t be far off. I also have a couple of my favorite players that will make an appearance soon.  I will probably do a few “concept” sets as well. The one I have been thinking of doing is picking a card design and trying to make a set of all Royals Catchers or something along those lines.

I am going to make a concious effort to do cards other than Royals and Chiefs but I just won’t be too excited about making cards of Derek Jeter of some other hated player.

In fact: right now as the blog is only a few days old I am going to install a “NO YANKEES” policy. No Yankee custom cards will appear on this site unless it is something like a Yankee giving up Damon’s grand slam or Luis Gonzalez’s walk off hit in the world series. The first rule of custom card club is the Yankees suck!

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Posted December 14, 2010 by VocalsOnTop in 1980 Topps Royals set

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