Saturday, November 26, 2016

1992 Topps #888 Terry Mathews

Terry Mathews pitched in the Bigs from 1991-1999. He pitched for the Texas Rangers from 1991-1992, then signed with the Florida Marlins. He played with them until the middle of '96, when he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He pitched for them in 1997 and -998, and played his final season in 1999 with the Kansas City Royals. 

Terry only got into 1 base Topps set, the 1995 set. He got a 1992 Topps Debut card, and that was it for his Topps cards. He technically got into the 1992 Topps set, but as a checklist replacement in the ToppsGold set. John Ramos, Rod Beck, Brian Williams, Tony Perezchica, Terry McDaniel, and Mathews were chosen as replacements for checklist spots in the '92 ToppsGold set. For those cards, I used the Gold cards and tried to give the cards regular nameplates on the front and regular backs. Now Terry is just missing cards from the 1993, 1994, and 1996-2000 Topps sets. 

Work has finally slowed down, and things are finally getting somewhat back to normal at home. Baby Kyler got here on the 6th, so that kind of put things to a crawl on this blog, but I have been making templates and finalizing checklists for a good amount of the Topps sets from 1989-2001. 1989, 1990 and most of 2001 have the checklists done. 1991 is almost done. The 1989-1993 sets, 1996-1997 (basically) sets, and the 1999-2001 sets all have templates done for every team. I'm working on 1994, 1995, and 1998, and I will do templates for each team in the 1997 set, but there is a basic template that you can steal team logos from the 1996 set and add to. Slowly some of these Topps sets will get completed and I might just have to make more blogs like this one. Thanks for checking out my latest post. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

1992 Topps #887 Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter got into a total of 8 games in the Majors, all in 1991 with the Brewers.

He only has 2 baseball cards from major sets, a 1992 Score card, and a 1992 Topps Debut card. Jim never got a card in the 1992 Topps main set, which would've been his first and final Topps card. This custom finishes his short career Topps run.

I've been working on 1990 templates for my other blog, and I think I've found a breakthrough that will let me be able to make multiple templates for each team a lot easier. I'm hoping to test it out later tonight. I have the 1990 Topps checklist ready to finalize, so once I finish the AL templates, that set will be good to go. The 1991 set may take a while, so I might focus my efforts on finishing the 2001 checklist or perhaps making templates of the Detroit Tigers from 1991-2007 or so (they are my favorite team). I'll also work on making some pages on the sidebar with the main pages for each set I have complete checklists and templates for (1989, soon to be 1990 and 2001). The 1996 and 2000 Topps sets have the templates done, but I still need complete checklists for them. As I am finalizing the checklists, I am also working on making the checklist cards (front and back), and I am actually printing those out and putting them in my checklist binder, and they look pretty sweet and finalize the set.

Thanks for checking out my latest post.