Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On the Disabled List for a few weeks...

Well, the bad news is that I think my laptop died. It gave me the 'blue screen of death' about a week ago, and I haven't been able to turn it back on without getting the screen since. I did, however, finish the fronts to every 1992 Topps card on my other blog before it died, so I guess that's a positive.
I may get a new laptop in the coming weeks, so hopefully that will happen, because I will definitely have enough space on it to install GIMP again, and I'll finally be able to not have to worry about drive space for a while.
While I'm without a computer to make cards with, I am trying to compile a list of potential custom cards to make in every Topps set from 1989 to the present. Mainly sunset cards, some manager, coach, and highlight cards that Topps missed, and cards from every World Series winning team (except for the Yankee$). I know many people think that for the 1995 Atlanta Braves championship team that I should make customs in the '95 Topps set, but I've never felt that way. Since the '96 Topps set came out in early '96, and showed stats from '95, I only find it fitting to make customs of the '95 World Champion Braves roster in the '96 set since it not only shows the '95 stars, but none of the roster in the '95 set would match up 100% with the '95 roster anyways. I like it that way. I can buy a pack of cards and re-live the previous years season.
With that being said, I'm making lists of players for every set and am up to the 2004 set. It's time consuming because I am searching for the rosters of world champions and also seeing if they had cards in the next years set, as well as trying to see if other custom cards have been made for anyone in the set as well. I probably have missed some customs, but if you see one I missed, let me know and I will definitely add it to my list and give the maker of the card credit. I have up to the '90 Topps set done on the page I made listing all the customs, and that will probably be the furthest I can add to it on my phone right now because blogger keeps messing with the cursor the further down the page I get, but I do have all of the cards jotted down on notebook paper, and just need to do 17 more sets and I'll be set. Then once I get a laptop, I'll make some cards. Please let me know if you have any requests for cards in those years and if I don't have the card down, I will put it on the list of cards to be made. Thanks for your patience and for checking out my blog.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Card #70 1989 Topps Checklist 7

I spent alot of time researching players today, and I think I finally have a decent list of players who Topps missed making sunset cards of in the 1989-2015 sets. I am going to keep doing the checklist cards, going year by year until I have posted all of them. In any years that I have traded cards, I will (hopefully) just add the traded cards to that years checklist. As before, I will try to include cards that are made by other bloggers and give them credit.
For the '89 Topps set, I already made the Kirk Gibson World Series Highlights, Charles Nagy Draft Pick, and Dick Pole coach cards, JT from The Writers Journey
made the Dave Concepcion cards, Nats Cards made the Olerud Traded card, and GarveyCeyRussellLopes did the Sutton, Soto, and Rhoden Traded cards.
I will try to make a page with the complete list of cards for every year and mark off which ones are already done (by me and others), and have that up hopefully by tomorrow.
Thanks for checking out my latest cards, and I promise, once I get past these checklist cards, I will have some more cool player cards in the future.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Card #69 1994 Topps Checklist #5

Today, I compiled a list of all the 1994 Topps custom cards that have been made and a few that still need to be made. I have made all of the ones posted above except for the sweet Generation K Mets card, which a blogger named Jay posted at his site (which isn't online currently).
The '94 Topps set is difficult to make in my opinion because of the font style. It isn't my favorite set to work with, but there are some cool cards still to be done, like a Dale Murphy sunset card, a Torii Hunter rookie, and some neat highlight cards. I also have some cards done for the '94 Traded set (and '94 Traded Update set for a few replacement players), but I will list them seperately in another post.
Next up, I might work on some regular cards for the custom set (I have 2 done so far that need to be posted), and maybe in a few weeks I will post another checklist and info card (probably '96 Topps).
As always, thanks for checking out my blog.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Card # 68 1990 Topps Checklist #7 (and what's been done so far in '90 Topps)

This post is going to be a little detailed, but hang with me. Card # 68 in my custom set as a pretty plain and boring 1990 Topps checklist (the last card pictured). I decided to make this card so I could attempt to list all of the potential custom 1990 Topps card. I plan on doing this with most other Topps sets as maybe part of a type of post (don't have a clue on what to call it). So far in my custom set, I have made custom 1990 Topps cards of Mike Schmidt (regular and All-Star), Bo Jackson, Dave Dravecky, Mo Vaughn, Pete Rose, and Guillermo Hernandez. I did a search online to see if anyone else made any custom '90 Topps cards that I had on my list and found a '90 Topps Tommy John done by GCRL. So I added that card to the checklist as card # 801. I won't be inculding it in my Jeremy's Custom Card set, since I didn't make it, but will add it to the '90 Topps checklist since it is part of the '90 Topps set and since it doesn't need to be done.
As I get more ideas for '90 Topps cards, I will edit the checklist, but now you have an idea as to how many legitimate players weren't given a sunset card in the '90 Topps set and cards that need to be done in that set.
I hope this was an informative post and gave you a glimpse into the '90 Topps set and what it is missing. I plan to do many more posts (and checklists) like this, probably doing the 1994 Topps set next. This should give me the opportunity to document cards that need to be made in '90's and '00's Topps sets and show which ones have been made by myself and other bloggers and which ones still need to be made. Thanks for checking out my blog. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Card #67 1997 Topps Dick Pole

The latest card in the Dick Pole Project is his 1997 Topps card. For this one, I decided to try to make it look like there was a gold bar just above the name and that would be where Pole would be identified as a coach.  I think it turned out all right. 
I've come up with a few burning questions now that I'm not really doing backs of cards anymore. The first one is how do I number the set?  This is card is number 67 in my set, and number 498 in the 1997 Topps set. Without a back you dont really know that. One idea is to number the card in the title. I had another idea maybe if I posted a card from let's say the 1990 Topps set to post all the custom cards I've done in 1990 Topps at the bottom and maybe number the cards for the '90 set at that point of the post. Maybe I'll do that at the end of every post or maybe periodically highlight a set that has a bunch of cards that I have done. I don't know. For now I think I'll number a card in the title and put is number according to specific set somewhere in the post. Hopefully that won't confuse readers. 
Thanks for checking out my latest post. I might try to post again on Monday.