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Custom Card of the Day: 1980 Topps Lorenzo Cain   Leave a comment

Lorenzo Cain 1980 Topps custom card

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Custom Card of the Day: 1980 Topps Nelson Cruz   Leave a comment

Nelson Cruz 1980 Topps custom cardA walk-off grand slam in the ALCS is worth of a custom card.

Custom Card of the Day: Justin Verlander 1980 Topps   Leave a comment

Justin Verlander 1980 Topps custom cardJustin Verlander is just awesome. He pitched 8 shutout innings today on his way to his 24th win. He only gave up 3 hits and lowered his season ERA to 2.29. He is a lock for the Cy Young award already. It will be interesting to see him in the playoffs this year.

Custom Card of the Day: 1980 Topps Jim Thome   Leave a comment

Jim Thome 1980 Topps custom cardJim Thome is going to hit his 600th home run any day now. The guy epitimizeses what a power hitter should be, it is all or nothing with him. He hits balls a mile, he sends the crowd into a frenzy. He is limping to this feat as he should be. Barry Bonds didn’t limp to 600 but he had a little “help.”

The feat is going largely unrecognized to this point. I wish he would get a little more publicity for this. I made this 1980 Topps card of him to drub up some publicity. My favorite part of the card is actually the signature. I traced it from an autographed baseball for the card and couldn’t be happier with the result. I hate the colors of this card though, just plain ugly. Oh well, it was 1980 I guess.

2010 Mustangs: Kreed Kurtz, Patrick Fortunato and Tony Jandron   Leave a comment

1980 Topps Mustangs Tony Jandron

1980 Topps Mustangs Kreed Kurtz1980 Topps Mustangs Patrick Fortunato

2010 Mustangs: Brock Simon, Chris Sunvold and Greg Noble   Leave a comment

1980 Topps Mustangs Greg Noble

1980 Topps Mustangs Brock Simon1980 Topps Mustangs Chris SunvoldThis is a St. Joe Mustangs set I made last year that has never seen the light of day. I did three players that are no longer with the team in honor of the Mustangs scheduled off day. Tomorrow the 2011 Mustangs kick off a huge home stand of 11 games in 12 days at home. I see a lot of baseball in my near future.

A Look at the 2010 St. Joe Mustangs   Leave a comment

Many of the 2010 St. Joe Mustangs have moved on and a few have returned. The team had a high return rate from the 2009 team but brought back fewer players this year. Of the 29 players on Mustangs roster, only 8 players were previously Mustangs. Of those 8, only 4 were members of the inaugural season of 2009. Those 3 players are Ben Baker, Brent Seifert, Drew Garwood and Landinn Eckhart. Eckhart played in 2009 but not in 2010 when he was Matt Johnson’s bullpen coach.

In 2010 I didn’t have a blog to put up Mustangs pictures and summaries but I did do a custom baseball card project with the Mustangs players. These never got posted during that season but I will post some now as a look back at the 2010 Mustangs. I am planning on doing another set for the 2011 season so as soon as I decide on a design for the cards I will begin to post them, most likely with my game summaries.

For the 2010 Mustangs custom card set I decided on the 1980 Topps baseball card design. I ended up with an 18 card set, I will post them all but here are a couple of them in honor of the Mustangs starting their official season this Wednesday at Nevada. I chose to do the 3 players that are entering their 3rd season playing for the team; Ben Baker, Brent Seifert and Drew Garwood. Most of the pictures I took myself but there were a couple I didn’t, Drew Garwood’s picture below was not taken by me, it was posted on the Mustangs facebook page and I wanted to include the local favorite in my set so I used the picture. I would be glad to give credit if anybody can direct me on who to give credit to.

1980 Topps Mustangs Drew Garwood custom card

1980 Topps Mustangs Ben Baker custom card1980 Topps Mustangs Brent Seifert custom card