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Custom Card of the Day: Mike Moustakas 1982 Topps   Leave a comment

Mike Moustakas 1982 Topps custom cardAccording to @PaddyKC on twitter; Mike Moustakas is batting .378 over his last 30 games, if that isn’t worthy of a custom card today I don’t know what is. Over the last few games he has re-discovered his power as well.

On August 18th Moustakas was batting .195; On September 18th he is batting .252.

Last night the Royals won their 7th straight game by beating the White Sox 10-3. Mike Moustakas went 3-4 with a home run, 2 RBI and 3 runs. This is the 3rd straight game that Moustakas has pounded out 3 hits and 2 RBI! Over his last four games he is 10-16 with 3 HR, 7 RBI and 6 runs scored.

Its great to see Moustakas hitting well after struggling so much in the middle of the season. The power is good to see too but I was never worried about his power. Mike Moustakas has power, if he isn’t hitting home runs it doesn’t mean that power is gone. If he hits well the power numbers will come. I was concerned about his average hanging around the Mendoza line but I was never concerned about his one homer in his first about 275 at bats.

Custom Card of the Day: Justin Verlander 1982 Topps   1 comment

Justin Verlander 1982 Topps custom cardJustin Verlander 1982 Topps Variant custom cardAs a Royals fan it really hurts to say this; but I really like Justin Verlander. The guy is flat out dominant. He just posted his 21st win and could end up with about 24 before seasons end. He is a strikeout machine and pitches deep into games consistently. He throws right at 100 MPH fastball in the 1st inning and he throws 100 MPH fastballs in the 9th inning too. He has spectacular stamina and is on his way to a Cy Young Award this year.

I like doing 1982 Topps cards because it gives me a chance to ad players signatures to the cards. I usually find a nice clean signature and trace it onto the card in Illustrator. It isn’t the easiest task usually but I have been thoroughly thrilled with the results each time. The only thing I don’t like about these cards is the color scheme. I complained about 1983 Topps not matching team colors too but it just seems obvious to make a card with the colors of the team portrayed. That is why I made this variant with my color choices too.

Custom Card of the Day: Jim Thome 1982 Topps   3 comments

Jim Thome 1982 Topps custom cardGoing to see big Jim tonight against the Royals, I have never seen Thome hit a homer in person so I’m hoping to see a big fly.

Posted September 3, 2011 by VocalsOnTop in Custom Card of the Day

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History of Joakim Soria: 1982 Topps   Leave a comment

History Of Joakim Soria 1982 Topps custom cardI just re-discovered my “Just Fair” series with a new post yesterday and today I will do the same with my favorite feature on my site. “The History of Joakim Soria” is a series where I make a Joakim Soria card for every Topps base set over their 60 year reign. Today’s installment is 1982 Topps. Another classic design. It wouldn’t crack my top 5 Topps designs of all-time but it would be close. They are a very clean and simple looking card and look great.

When I think of 1982 Topps I think of Cal Ripken. Ripken was and is my favorite player and 1982 was his rookie year. He has a multi-player rookie card in the base set and a card all to himself in the traded set. The traded card is one of the most iconic cards in history in my opinion. So this is why this set has always held a special place in my heart.

I like the powder blue shot of Soria here. His high leg kick leaves a great space to display the autograph as well. This is a card I will have to make more variations of, look for it to pop up as a “Custom Card of the Day” soon.