Wednesday, November 22, 2017

1992 Topps #916 Bret Saberhagen Season Highlights

Today's card is the first Season Highlight card in my set. Bret Saberhagen achieved many things during his career, including a World Series win, a Cy Young Award, and winning 20 games in a season. On August 26, 1991, he achieved the one thing he was missing, a no-hitter.

For this card, I kind of combined an All-Star card and a Draft Pick card. The back was basically a Record Breaker card.

There will be a few more Season Highlights cards in my 1992 Topps custom set, including another one coming up in the next few cards.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

1992 Topps #915 Luis Medina

Luis Medina played for the Cleveland Indians in 1988, 1989, and 1991. He hit 28 Home Runs in the Minors in 1988, and hit 6 in 16 games with the Tribe that year. He was supposed to be a slugging first baseman for them, but didn't really get much more of a shot, playing 30 games with them in 1989, spending 1990 in the minors (hitting 18 Home Runs), and got 5 final games with the Indians in '91.

He got in the 1989 Topps set, and that was his only Topps card. Luis is missing cards from only the '90 Topps set, now that I made his 1992 card.

It's been really busy at my household. My son had his first birthday a few days ago and we had his party on Saturday, work is crazy because of the holidays, and I'm going with my wife to her doctors appointment tomorrow. I've have been going a little slower on the custom cards, but I have finished the 2000 Topps checklist, the 1988 Topps checklist, and finished the first team in the 1997 Topps set, which would be the final set that needs a checklist. Hoping with a little luck I can finish it before the end of the year.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

1992 Topps #914 Chris Howard

Chris Howard played 3 seasons in the Majors, in 1991, 1993, and 1994, all for the Seattle Mariners. Not to be confused with Chris Howard the pitcher, this Chris Howard came up around the same time as the pitcher, but I would say probably was remembered more, since he was on a 1994 Topps Prospects card, one that he shared with red-hot Carlos Delgado. The only Topps card the pitcher got was a 1994 Topps Traded card, and a 1995 Topps regular version. Back to the catcher and the guy in this post, Chris the catcher is missing a 1992 and 1995 Topps card to complete his career Topps run. He is only missing his '95 card with his /92 card finished.

Alot has been going on at my other blog. I finished the 1983 Topps regular and Traded set. The 1998 Topps checklist is finished, and the 2000 checklist is only 8 teams away from being finished, and I added checklist pages for all of the ones I have worked on (1983, 1986-2017). Some aren't finished, but I hope it can be a good reference for custom card makers to use that will give them a good idea of who needs cards in sets, as well as give them the templates needed to make most of them.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

1992 Topps #913 Chris George

Chris George played 2 games in the Majors, both in 1992 for the Brewers. He gave up 2 runs in 6 innings for a 3.00 ERA with a 0-0 record.

Chris missed out on a 1992 Topps card, but strangely, appeared in the 1993 Topps set, even though he didn't pitch in the Majors in 1992 or 1993. This 1992 Topps custom completes George's career Topps run.

I have finished the 1983 Topps regular set since my last post, and along with the 1992 Topps set and 1994 Topps set, it marks the 3rd Topps set I have completed. I am also finishing the 1983 Topps Traded set to go along with it for use in the upcoming ARAIG Baseball League in February that will play out the 1983 season. Once the Traded set is complete, it will basically complete the 1984 Topps set, since anyone who played in 1983 will have a card picturing them with their correct team. After that, I'll probably work on some checklists (1998, 2000, 1997, 1988 and 1986), and then probably try to complete the 1998 Topps set. I hope sometime this next year to have every checklist finished (along with the templates), and then to start knocking customs off of my lists.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

1992 Topps #912 John Russell

It's been awhile, but here is the next card in my custom 1992 Topps set, #912, John Russell. John came up to the Majors in 1984 with the Philadelphia Phillies, and stayed with them until the 1989 season. In 1989, he played with the Atlanta Braves, then finished out his career with the Texas Rangers from 1990-1993.  After his career, John coached with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2003-2005, was their manager from 2008-2010, and has been a coach for the Baltimore Orioles from 2011 to now.

John got his first Topps card in the 1986 set. He got into the 1987 and 1988 set, and was left off of the 1989 and 1990 regular set. He appeared in the 1990 Traded set as a Brave, and got his final Topps card in the 1991 set. He is missing cards from the 1985 set, the 1989 and 1990 set, and 1992-1994 sets as a player. He is missing coach or manager cards from the 2004-2006, 2009-2018 sets (unless Topps somehow surprises me and adds coach cards to the '18 set. This 1992 Topps custom takes one card off of the list. Recently, I completed the 1994 Topps set, and that means John also has his sunset card done. Here is his final Topps card as a player.
I've been working on the 1983 Topps set lately at my other blog, and have finished the checklist and am a little over 1/3 of the way done with the set. I also am working on finishing the '97, '98, and '00 checklists, and once that is done, I am going to try to make ones for the '86-'88 sets. I also have been posting on the Facebook custom cards page, which has really turned out to be something great.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

1992 Topps #911 Alan Mills

Alan Mills pitched in the Majors from 1990-2001. He played for the New York Yankees from 1990-1991. From 1992-1998, he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles. He was with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1999 through the middle of 2000. He was traded back to the Orioles, and pitched with them from the rest of 2000, through 2001 when he retired. This year, Alan became the pitching coach for the Orioles.

Alan first appeared on a Topps card in the 1990 Topps Traded set. He got into the 1991 Topps set, and was left off of the 1992 set. He had cards in the 1993 and 1994 Topps sets, and was left off of Topps sets from 1995 through what would've been his final Topps card in 2002. Alan will also probably need a 2018 Topps card since Topps hasn't made manager/coach cards in years.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

1992 Topps #910 Dave Rohde

Dave Rohde played for 3 years in the Majors. He came up in 1990 with the Houston Astros, played with them in 1991, and spent one final year in the Bigs with the Cleveland Indians in 1992. 

Dave only had 1 Topps card, a 1991 Topps rookie. All he needs is a 1993 Topps sunset card to complete his career Topps run.

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