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Joakim Soria 2017 Royals Spring Training custom card   Leave a comment

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Joakim Soria 2016 Spring Training Kansas City Royals custom card   Leave a comment

Joakim Soria 2016 Spring Training Kansas City Royals custom card

Joakim Soria 2016 Spring Training Kansas City Royals custom card   Leave a comment

Joakim Soria 2016 Spring Training Kansas City Royals custom card

36 Greatest Royals of all-time: Joakim Soria   Leave a comment

 

Joakim Soria’s stay in Kansas City was ultimately short but he still had a huge impact on not so great teams. He was the third really dominant closer Kansas City has had and for about three years was a premier closer in the American League. It is sad to see him get injured and move to Texas but I wish him nothing but the best. He made two all-star teams for the Royals (2008, 2010) and amassed 160 saves while in Kansas City with a 2.40 ERA.

36 Greatest Royals: Joakim Soria custom card.

Complete List of Kansas City Royals Bobbleheads   Leave a comment

I have compiled a list of all of the Kansas City Royals bobblehead stadium giveaways. I have listed them from the first one given away. I have looked and can’t find good documentation of a list and dates anywhere on the internet so I have compiled one. As of the end of the 2012 season there have been 23 Kansas City Royals bobbleheads and 6 statues. If you have any changes or additions please let me know.

  • Carlos Beltran   5/11/02
  • Sluggerrr   6/30/02
  • Mike Sweeney   4/5/03
  • Denny Matthews   8/7/04
  • Bret Saberhagen statue   8/13/05
  • Frank White   6/24/06
  • Mark Gubicza statue   7/21/06
  • Dick Howser   7/22/06
  • George Brett   8/19/06
  • Paul Splittorff   5/26/07
  • Dennis Leonard   6/9/07
  • Steve Busby   7/28/07
  • Cookie Rojas   8/11/07
  • Fred Patek   9/8/07
  • John Mayberry   5/31/08
  • Alex Gordon   6/21/08
  • Dan Quisenberry 7/26/08
  • Larry Gura   8/9/08
  • Tony Pena Jr.   9/6/08
  • Stadium replica statue  5/16/09
  • Dick Howser statue   7/18/09
  • Frank White statue   8/8/09
  • George Brett statue   9/26/09
  • Zack Greinke   4/24/10
  • Bret Saberhagen   6/5/10
  • Willie Wilson   6/4/11
  • Joakim Soria   9/3/11
  • Buck O’Neil   7/21/12
  • Eric Hosmer   8/18/12

 

History of Joakim Soria: 1951 Topps   2 comments

History Of Joakim Soria 1951 Topps custom card

1951 Topps is significant to my History of Joakim Soria project for a couple reasons. First, it is the very first year Topps put out a card… there is no 1950 Topps. They weren’t exactly the as other Topps years either. They had rounded corners and were shorter than the regular 3.5 inch baseball card that would soon become common. It had different baseball results so they could be played like a card game. I chose “Ball” for Joakim Soria because it was one of the first cards I found to use for a template.

Secondly, it is the LAST History of Joakim Soria card. My last post was 2012 Topps and soon after I got the motivation to finish off my complete set! I’m pretty excited about it. I spent about a year and a half (off and on of course) re-creating the Topps cards and have finally finished all 61 years. I think it may be a set like no other. I will continue to post these throughout the season as I still have several left to put up on the site.

History of Joakim Soria: 2012 Topps   2 comments

 

So its been a long while with activity on this website. I’d planned on keeping up my torrid pace by posting football cards during the baseball off-season but I quickly found that my love for football pales in comparison for my love of baseball. I lost interest quickly. February brings a couple things baseball back; pitcher and catchers report to spring training to officially get things started and Topps releases their new line of baseball cards.

With 2012 Topps the Royals got 11 base set players included so it was a little fodder to get me pumped up for the season. The design gets low grades from me. It isn’t horrible but I don’t have a lot to say about it that is good. It is bare-bones Topps. A lot of room for picture is always nice but it is straight out boring other than that. Topps cards almost always grow on me so in July I may rave about the 2012 set, I don’t know yet. Since Joakim Soria was once again not included in the series 1 set it gave me an opportunity to make my card first again, like last year.

I’m hoping this will ignite my fire for custom baseball cards again. It will happen… it is just a matter of time. It has been a crazy and traumatic off-season for me personally so I’m ready to start to concentrate on something I love again. There have not been many great days for me since the Royals last played a game so I’m very much looking forward to watching them again. So here is the 2012 Topps custom card of Joakim Soria. May this the beginning of a great season…

History Of Joakim Soria 2012 Topps custom card