Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The 1992 Topps Chicago Cubs team set is the first set I had to make a Manager card for. For some reason, Topps didn't make a card for Jim Essian in 1992, or for Jim Lefebvre (the Cubs skipper in 1992). They made a card for Milwaukee Brewers 1992 Manager Phil Garner, even though Tom Trebelhorn skippered the Brew Crew in '91, so if they didn't want to make Essian a card, they could've at least made Lefebvre's in the 1992 set. There are a few other Manager cards I will make in the set, like the previously mentioned Tom Trebelhorn, as well as a Jeff Torborg card for the Chicago White Sox (he appeared as a New York Met since he became their manager in 1992, and the White Sox didn't have a manager card in the '92 Topps set), a Stump Merrill card (the New York Yankees 1992 manager Buck Showalter was featured in the '92 set), and a Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan card (no manager was in the set).
I've worked all the way through the Milwaukee Brewers team set, and am starting on the Montreal Expos, so to give you a rough estimate, I'm about 1/4 or 1/3 of the way done with the set. With that being said, I already have the subset cards done, as well as every card up to card #940 or so done, so I'm only having to do between 5-15 cards per team set, so technically its probably between 1/2 and 2/3rds of the way done. Hopefully it will go by quick and I can post pictures of the fronts of the whole set and then start finishing up the backs. Thanks for checking out the newest team set.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Unlike the 1992 Topps Minnesota Twins team set, the 1992 Topps Atlanta Braves set is missing a bunch of players. 12 to be exact, while the Twins set was like 5 or 6 short from containing the whole roster. The Braves set contains a bunch of subset cards, too, and will probably turn out to be one of the biggest teams sets. I finished the Cincinatti Reds set today, and started on the Houston Astros set as well. I'm slowly, but surely making my way through the set. Thanks for checking out my latest work.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I know it's long, but I decided that since the checklist is complete (hopefully), that I would put every card with a Minnesota Twin on it in my '92 Topps Twins set. After all, they did win the World Championship that year. Most of the Twin players got cards in the set that year. The only people missing were a few relievers (Willis, Casian, Edens), a rookie (Brown), a player on his last leg in the Bigs (Castillo), a #1 Draft Pick (McCarty), and the coaches. The ALCS Highlights, World Sereis Highlights, and Award Winner cards were just icing on the cake, as well as the extra Puckett team combo card and the Tom Kelly All-Star.
The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs team sets are done, and I will post them next, and possibly start on the Cincinnati Reds team set next week. Thanks for checking out my customs.