Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1992 Topps #923 Wally Ritchie

Wally Ritchie pitched in the Majors in 1987, 1988, 1991, and 1992, all with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Wally recieved cards in the 1987 Traded, and 1988 Topps sets. He got a card in the 1992 Topps Stadium Club set, but not in the regular set for some reason. He is missing cards from the 1989 and 1993 Topps set, and just needs those to go with this 1992 Topps custom to complete his career Topps run.

I have tons of projects going on right now. I have been re-working my Want List/Favorite Player Collection on my other blog to have links to each player showing pictures of all of their cards that I have. It should be fun when it is completed, but it is a little tedious right now. I am still working on finishing the cards for my 2020 Topps Archives: The Lost Cards set, and who knows, perhaps when it is finished, it might be good enough to pitch to Topps. We'll see. I have been working on some Turkey Red cards of the '06 Detroit Tigers team for the upcoming KOD 27 season, and it is going to be sweet to see some of my customs on the site. I have enjoyed seeing the different cards made for KOD for a while now, and have come across many of them while making different customs. I have put the '84 Topps checklist page up (many thanks to Paul), so that is ready to go (the templates, not so much), I have been working on a few cards with some new templates sent to me with the '05 and '11 Topps sets thanks to a reader, and I still have the '98 Topps project going (on the back burner, but it will be back in full swing once the '2020 Archives project is done).
Lastly, I did not make it to the comic show on Sunday, so I still have not been to a real card show, but I don't think there would've been much there anyways. There is good news. There is a card show in Orlando on February 3rd, and I'm doing so much as requesting the day off so I can go. If any of you that read this are in the area and are going, LET ME KNOW!! I don't really know anyone near me that collects cards, and I would love to do some trading. I hope to do a nice blog post on what I find at the show, so stay tuned. Thanks for checking out my latest post.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

1992 Topps #922 Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner played for one year in the Major Leagues in 1991 with the Houston Astros. He got into 5 games, putting up a 1-2 record with 12 Strikeouts and a 4.01 ERA.

Chris got into a few major card sets, including 1992 Bowman, 1992 Donruss (Rated Rookies), 1992 Leaf, 1992 Pinnacle (Rookie Prospects), and the 1992 Topps Debut set. He didn't get into the regular 1992 Topps set, and this '92 Topps custom completes his career Topps run.

I am almost done with a busy week, with work and 2 doctor appointments tomorrow, and I am hoping to get some time to work on customs later tomorrow night and a little before and after another doctor appointment on Friday. I also have a new toy to get figured out by Sunday, a nice Korg Tritan Studio keyboard, and I'm hoping to go through the effects and finding a few nice ones to use at church. I'm hoping there will be a nice one similar to a Fender Rhodes, a few electric pianos, some Hammond B3 organ effects, and maybe some synth effects or two. Needless to say, it's going to be a fun, but busy few days for me. Thanks for checking out my latest card.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

1992 Topps #921 Doug Glanville Draft Pick

Doug Glanville spent a good deal of time in the Majors, and gained notoriety for his intelligence, and currently writes for the New York Times and ESPN. He made it to the Majors in 1996 with the Chicago Cubs, and played for them until the end of the 1997 season. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1998 to 2002. He split 2003 with the Texas Rangers and Cubs, and finished his career in 2004 with Phillies. 

Doug got his first Topps card in the 1995 set, on an On Deck card that he shared with Darron Cox. He was left off of the 1997 set, but then got into the 1998 through 2005 Topps sets to finish his career Topps run. Doug is just missing a card in the 1997 Topps set to finish his career Topps run. I will probably make it and post it on my other blog to finish his career Topps run. 

Thanks for checking out my latest post.

Friday, December 15, 2017

1992 Topps #920 Tom Herr

Tom Herr put up a decent career in the Bigs from 1979-1991. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1979 through the middle of the '88 season, winning a World Series in 1982 with them. He was traded to the Minnesota Twins in the middle of the 1988 season, and finished the season with them. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1989, and split 1990 with the Phillies and New York Mets. He played his last season in the Majors, 1991, with the Mets and the San Francisco Giants.

Tom got a Topps card in every set from 1980 to 1991. He is only missing a card in the 1992 set to finish his career Topps run. This '92 Topps custom I made finishes his career Topps run.

I have finished the 1986 Topps checklist (much thanks to Paul for doing the research), as well as the templates, which finishes the checklist and templates for every Topps set from 1986-2001. I am hard at work at my 2020 Topps Archives Lost Cards checklist, as well as making customs in the '98 Topps set. You can expect some fun cards in 2018. Thanks for checking out my latest post.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

1992 Topps #919 Denny Martinez Season Highlights

Today's card is the 2nd Season Highlights subset card in my custom 1992 Topps set. Denny Martinez pitched a perfect game against the Dodgers in 1991, and only got a regular card and an All-Star card in the 1992 Topps set. Most other card companies, like Donruss, Fleer, Score, and I believe Upper Deck, all gave him a card commemorating the perfecto. This is actually an error card, as I left out an 'm' in the word 'game' in the 2nd sentence. It would've been cool pulling a card like this out of a pack in 1992. Too bad Topps didn't make any.

I have finished the 1997 Topps checklist, and have been working a little on making customs for a few projects. I am currently working on the 1998 set, doing some replacement player Pirates in the 1994 Topps Traded Update set (thanks to Gene Collier from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for helping me get a complete roster!), and I am back at work trying to create a checklist for a fantasy 2020 Topps Archives: The Lost Cards set, which will feature missing Topps cards from different Topps sets in a set similar to the original Topps Archives ones.  Stay tuned for more on that on my other blog.

Life will be pretty crazy in the coming weeks, and I probably won't do a post before the new year, so have a Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday you do or don't celebrate) and a Happy New Year!  Thanks for checking out my latest post.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

1992 Topps #918 Darrin Chapin

Darrin Chapin appeared in 4 MLB games, 3 in 1991 for the New York Yankees, and 1 in 1992 for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Chapin only got 2 major-issue trading cards, a 1992 Donruss card, and a 1992 Topps Debut card. He is still missing his 1993 Topps card, and surprisingly, I did a quick google search, and the blog The Phillies Room actually has a photo of Darrin in a Phillies uniform, so I'll be able to complete his career Topps run when I work on the 1993 Topps set.

I just finished the NL teams on the 1997 Topps checklist, and did the first 2 in the AL. Hopefully I can get a couple more done on Tuesday when I am off, and give me a nice push to help me finish the rest of the checklist before the end of the year.

Thanks for checking out my latest 1992 Topps custom.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

1992 Topps #917 Terry Bross

Terry Bross pitched in the Majors for 2 years, in 1991 with the New York Mets, and 1993 with the San Francisco Giants. He finished his career with a 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA. He currently works as a sports agent.

Bross didn't appear on any regular Topps issues, but got a decent amount of cards for a guy who only appeared in 10 Big League games. Major issue cards include 1990 Bowman, 1990 Donruss, 1991 Donruss Rated Rookie, 1992 Fleer, 1992 Score Rookie Prospects, 1992 Topps Debut, and a 1992 Upper Deck card. It's kind of surprising that with all the love Donruss gave Bross that he didn't appear in the 1992 set. Many players in the '92 Topps set that I've made have appeared in the 1992 Donruss or 1992 Score set, a few had some in the '92 Fleer set, and probably the least got 1992 Upper Deck cards. Terry is missing cards from the 1992 and 1994 Topps sets, and his career Topps run is now complete with the 1992 Topps card I made and the 1994 Topps card I made for that set.
Thanks for checking out my latest 1992 Topps custom.