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2015 Royals custom card set: Salvador Perez   Leave a comment

Salvador Perez 2015 custom card

Custom Card of the Day: 1984 Donruss Alcides Escobar   Leave a comment

I don’t know if I posted this when I made it a couple years ago but even if I did it is worth re-posting.1984 Donruss Alcides Escobar custom card

Custom Card of the Day: 1984 Donruss Eric Hosmer   Leave a comment

Eric Hosmer 1984 Donruss cusotm card

Custom Card of the Day: Aaron Crow 1984 Donruss   Leave a comment

Aaron Crow 1984 Donruss Custom CardI found this card when I was digging through my stuff today. I forgot I made a lot of these 1984 Donruss cards that were really nice. I wish this picture was cropped out just a little bit more so Crow’s hand didn’t hit the swoosh in the design though. This design would make almost any picture look nice though. One of the greatest sets of all time.

Custom Card of the Day: 1984 Donruss Alex Gordon   Leave a comment

Alex Gordon 1984 Donruss custom cardApologies for the something like four day hiatus from any new posts. A hurricane-style storm has left me scrambling in the dark for about 60 hours over the last few days.

So I wanted to post a 1984 Donruss card of Alex Gordon. Certain pictures really capture the look of 1984 Donruss and I think this card fits the bill. I really like this picture and how it looks on the great 1984 Donruss design. More from this set still to come.

Custom Card of the Day: 1984 Donruss Mike Aviles   Leave a comment

Aviles 1984 Donruss custom cardMike Aviles’ last stand.

So Mike Aviles recently commented about not liking his utility infielder role with the Royals. I think that was what stamped his ticket out of town. Aviles was traded to the Boston Red Sox for Yamaico Navarro and a single A pitcher today. A good move for the Royals I feel. Aviles wasn’t happy and really didn’t fit in the scheme for the future for Kansas City.

Aviles had a chance to be an everyday player for the Royals on Opening Day. He proceeded to bat around .200 and get sent to AAA Omaha. He also played horrible defense this year. That is the most important thing for a utility infielder so it makes sense that Aviles didn’t fit the role. I would like to see Johnny Giavotella fill the roster spot instead of the newcomer Navarro but I don’t see that happening unless Navarro is unable to play the middle infield (I don’t know if he can or not)

I just predicted this would be the only move the Royals would make before the deadline this morning on Pine Tar Press. I believe the Royals are done trading now.

1984 Donruss: Luke Hochevar custom card   3 comments

1984 Donruss Luke Hochevar custom cardI’m going to Kauffman Stadium today to see Luke Hochevar take on the Detroit Tigers. I’m hoping I see the best of Hochevar. It is still frustrating as a Royals fan that Hochevar is so inconsistent. He show flashes of being a number 2-3 in the rotation guy but other times looks like a borderline major league ballplayer. The most frustrating for me personally is when he pitches about 5 2/3 innings and hits a wall and can’t get an out. That is the time when really knowing how to pitch pays off; when your stuff starts to fail you.

Notes on the card: I am making this 1984 Donruss Royals set and I believe I have now posted 3 cards from it. My concept is to do an entirely powder blue picture set. I think this is the first one I have posted that is a sideways card. I think this design works really well in the landscape format. The original set didn’t have any landscape cards but I wanted to add them to my set. I think they look extremely good.

Custom Card of the Day: 1984 Donruss Nate Adcock   Leave a comment

1984 Donruss Nate AdcockNate Adcock stepped into a bad situation and made a great start for the Royals today. Because of the injuries to Kyle Davies and Bruce Chen and the unfortunate outing by Vin Mazzaro, the Royals are left very short-handed in their starting rotation. So enter long man Nate Adcock.

Nate Adcock is a rule 5 draft pick in his first year with the Royals. He has been in a few games so far this year and has far exceeded expectations for a throw away of sorts from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. His longest outing before tonight was 3 1/3 innings. This was his first start of the season. He stretched himself into a great 5 shutout innings against a very good St. Louis Cardinals team. He didn’t get the win, nor the loss. The Royals would go on to lose 3-0 to the Cardinals.

Adcock’s great start will likely be forgotten by most people which is a shame. He has been a very pleasant surprise for the Royals and I think he will continue to be a great addition to the bullpen/rotation.

He donned the fabulous powder blue uniform shown in this 1984 Donruss custom card today. Look for more Royals custom cards in powder blue from the 1984 Donruss set on this site soon.