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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.

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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.

Just Fair 2011: Johnny Cueto and Justin Verlander   Leave a comment

Reds Johnny CuetoTigers Justin Verlander Just Fair custom card

 

 

 

So it has been a long while since I posted some new Just Fair cards. I chose a couple pitchers at random today, no real reason for them in particular. My last Just Fair post was over two weeks ago. So if you had 85 cards in the pool of when I would get tired of the cards you have won. With this addition I have 87 cards in the set. My goal was to have a big set by the end of the season, obviously that isn’t going to happen. I will try to keep going with them to give my site so diversity from being an all Royals site be I really don’t know how many more I will do. I have other projects that interest me a lot more right now.