Thursday, December 31, 2015

1992 Topps Mike Christopher

It's been forever since I've added a card with a back on this blog, so I thought I would try to make some and get the project going again. I made the back to Mike Christopher's card today, which is card #823 in the 1992 Topps set. 

Mike's first year in the Majors was 1991, and he got a card in the '92 Topps MLB Debut set, as well as '92 Stadium Club, which pictured him with his new team for 1992, the Cleveland Indians. He was left off of the '92 Topps set, but did appear on a prospect card in the '93 Topps set. I actually got that card signed by him in 1996 when he was in Spring Training with the Detroit Tigers in 1996, his final season. After playing with the Dodgers in '91, he pitched with Cleveland in '92 and '93, and with the Tigers in '95 and '96. He is missing cards in the '94, '96, and '97 Topps sets, so he really only got the prospect card in the '93 set as far as regular base Topps sets are concerned. 

I have been organizing my baseball card binders lately, and upon working on the Giants binder, I discovered I somehow didn't include Eric Gunderson in my set. I will be fixing that and making his card soon, and I'll post it, and hopefully that will be the end of all the omissions in my set. Thanks for checking out the latest 1992 Topps card that never was.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Errors and Omissions

I don't know how I stumbled upon it, but the other day, I came upon a picture of Nick Esasky's 1992 O-Pee-Chee card, and realized that I somehow didn't include him in my '92 Topps set. I decided to go 1 by 1 through the '92 OPC set and make sure I didn't skip anyone else. While doing so, I realized that I missed John Dopson as well. I also saw that Jim Schaefer had a '92 OPC card (I had used another photo to create his '92 card. I decided to leave the Shaefer card as is. 
Then, while I was organizing my binders the other day, I realized that I had made Tony Castillo's '92 card as an Atlanta Brave when he really finished the '91 season as a New York Met, so I made a corrected version of that card. 
I believe with these 3 corrections that the 1992 Topps set is now complete, and stands at 1366 cards. 
Eventually I will get back to working on the backs of the cards, maybe once the craziness of the holidays subsides. Thanks for checking out my blog, and if you see any more cards I forgot or need to change let me know. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

1992 Topps Don Carman

I decided to finally dust off this blog and start working on the backs of some of the cards. Next up is card #822, Don Carman. Don pitched most of his career with the Phillies, and spent the last 2 seasons with the Reds and Rangers. His last Topps card was in the 1991 set. 
While reading about him in Wikipedia, I found out a few interesting things. He almost threw a perfect game, but Milt Thompson missed a flyball on what would've been out #27. I've never seen footage of the play, but from the description, it seems as if it could've been called an error and he would've at least had a no-hitter. 
I guess once, Carman got tired of reporters asking the same questions, and made a list of 37 standard responses that he taped to his locker and had reporters use them for their inteviews. 
Lastly, I guess he misplaced a pile of fanmail, and his wife found them after many years, and she had Don respond back to all of them. I remember reading about it in 2008 or so, and sending Don a card to sign, and sure enough, it came back signed a few weeks later. 

I'll probably slowly but surely post more fronts and backs of cards as I have time. Hopefully it will give insight on some of the players Topps left off their 1992 set and inspire Topps to produce cards of every Major Leaguer. If not that grand of a scale, I hope that anyone who reads this enjoys it and I would be thrilled if you want to get some of these cards printed to either add to your collection or try to have autographed. There are many good through-the-mail signers in the checklist, and I think some of these would look great signed. 
Thanks for checking out todays post.


Monday, September 14, 2015

The set is complete!!!!!

After finishing the fronts to about 20 cards tonight, I can finally say that I have completed the 1992 Topps set (the fronts at least)! It is a huge feeling of accomplishment, and I wonder if any other custom makers have attempted finishing a whole set and succeeded. I'm sure somebody out there has. The 1992 Topps set now has 1364 cards in it (1496 including the Traded set). I added 572 cards to the set of players who didn't appear in the set, managers, coaches, team combo cards, season highlights, Postseason highlights, World Series highlights, award winners, and a few extra all-stars. My next goal is probably a few years down the road. I will be trying to make backs to every card in the set. I'll probably start where I left off, and post cards 1 by 1.
Thanks for checking out this very special post and for following my '92 Topps project!!!