Friday, November 14, 2014

1992 Topps Terry Puhl

Well, I figured it would happen sometime, and it finally did. While looking for a photo of Terry Puhl in a Kansas City Royals uniform, I was unable to find one, and had to try to crop a Royals uni and paste it on poor Terry. I used an old Fleer card of Terry, and pasted a Royals uniform from a George Brett card on it. It looks a little rough, but it's better than a photo of Terry in an Astros or Mets uniform with the caption "Now with Royals" on it. Terry's last Topps card was in 1990. Here is his missing 1992 card.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

1992 Topps Don August

It's been far too long since I've posted a 1992 Topps card on this blog. I have been doing alot of cards on my other blog, Topps cards that never Were, and have been doing this during my free time as well. Rest assured, I have not given up on this blog and my mission to give a 1992 Topps card to everyone who played a game in 1991, and I also have a little more motivation to get this project going again.

About a week ago, a reader of my other blog, Paul, left me a comment that basically said that he was wanting to make missing cards for players from 1990-1994. I had made a post on my other blog basically asking for readers ideas, thoughts, and if possible, help in making custom cards. I think that if a group of custom card makers got together, shared templates, photos, time, and skills, that they could make a complete custom set like I am with the 1992 set, and do it in a shorter time period than if a single person were to do it themself. Well, I think Paul's ideas are very similar to mine, so I made a post (scheduled to publish on Saturday November 15, with a few templates (fronts and backs) from 1991 Donruss and 1992 Upper Deck, some screenshots from the process of making a custom card, tips, and basically outlined how to make a custom card, front and back. I really hope the post inspires interest in more custom card makers, and that maybe a group of us can band together and finish a few sets by making cards that never were.

With all that being said, I have been inspired to try to put a dent in the 1992 Topps set again. I made a 1992 Topps Mike Scott for my other blog, and that will be up tomorrow, and today I have a 1992 Topps Don August for this one, and am halfway done with a 1992 Topps Terry Puhl. Don pitched in the 1984 Olympics, and played for 4 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. I got the photo from his Twitter page. I don't have a Twitter, but if anyone who reads this does and would be kind enough to share this post with him, his Twitter handle is @DonAugust38 . I have a few autographed Don August cards in my collection that he signed through the mail for me, and wish I could've printed this one and sent it to him. Maybe this next year I will print some of these.

Thanks to anyone who reads this blog, and I promise to get some more cards done and get this little blog rolling again.