Monday, July 28, 2014

First Post

Hello everyone, my name is Jeremy. I am 31, and I have been interested in baseball/baseball cards ever since I can remember. I have been a Topps snob ever since I started collecting, and the 1992 set is my favorite, since it is the first set I remember purchasing packs of with my own money. In 2004, I started to try to design custom cards. The cards featured me and my friends, and I used scans of my Topps collection, and Microsoft Paint. Needless to say, they looked like crap. Time went on, and around 2009, I became interested in making custom cards of ballplayers. I had become better at Paint, and learned a few things on GIMP as well, and I started making a few customs, some of which are the basis for cards on this blog. Somewhere along the way, I got the idea for this blog. I had seen some people online post custom cards of players that Topps forgot to include in their sets, mainly players in their final seasons. That gave me the idea to create other "cards that never were", like rookie cards, highlight cards, and (like other bloggers) final cards. I have even taken on the incredibly tough task of giving every player a 1992 Topps card that appeared in a game in 1991. It bumps the checklist up from 792 cards to almost 1,200, but I hope to finish it (maybe in a few decades), and am posting my work from the 1992 set on As far as this site is concerned, I'll be posting my custom cards, and I will be including some of the cards from my 1992 set. Each card in the set will be numbered as if Topps added it on to their set (for example, in the 1992 Topps set, it was 792 cards when Topps made it, and the first 1992 card I make will be numbered 793, and so on). I will also number it in regards to my custom set as well. Currently, I do not have a printer, but I have given thought on getting one and trying to print my custom cards, and possibly selling them. That will probably be a while down the road, possibly next year, but I have given it thought. My first series will be 25 cards, as will the second. The pending checklist for the first series is:

1. 1952 Eddie Gaedel
2. 1990 Mike Schmidt
3. 1990 Mike Schmidt All-Star
4. 1995 Traded Michael Jordan
5. 1992 Dave Parker
6. 1993 Outfield Prospects (Kevin Roberson, Rondell White, Manny Ramirez, Shannon Stewart)
7. 1997 1st Base Prospects (David Ortiz, Sean Casey, Daryle Ward)
8. 2000 Traded Albert Pujols
9. 1984 Traded Orel Hershiser
10. 1994 Carlton Fisk
11. 1991 Traded Jim Thome
12. 1986 Traded Mark McGwire
13. 1988 Traded Craig Biggio
14. 1986 Traded Barry Larkin
15. 1978 Infield Prospects (Paul Molitor, Alan Trammell, Ozzie Smith, Lou Whitaker)
16. 1967 Tom Seaver/Nolan Ryan
17. 1991 Cecil Fielder Highlights
18. 1992 Gene Larkin World Series Highlights
19. 1988 Traded Ken Griffey, Jr.
20. 1989 Kirk Gibson World Series Highlights
21. 1992 Catcher Prospects (Mike Piazza, Carlos Delgado, Javy Lopez, Dan Wilson)
22. 1991 Jeff Bagwell (Red Sox)
23. 1982 Ryne Sandberg (Phillies)
24. 1981 Minnie Minoso (base card)
25. 1997 Alejandro Pena

I have a pending checklist for the 2nd series, but I may make changes to it, so I will post that later. If you have any ideas or comments or questions for me, feel free to leave me comments. Thanks for checking out my blog.


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