Category Archives: Custom Cards

All-Star Game Commemorative Custom Cards #12-22

Well tomorrow ended up being almost a week. Here are the second 11 cards, the National League manager and starters. My only disappointment is there will be no San Francisco Giants player, maybe next time?

American League All-Star Commemorative Custom Cards

12_mike_matheny_all_star_glossy_1   12_mike_matheny_all_star_glossy_2

13_paul_goldschmidt_all_star_glossy_1   13_paul_goldschmidt_all_star_glossy_2

14_chase_utley_all_star_glossy_1   14_chase_utley_all_star_glossy_2

15_aramis_ramirez_all_star_glossy_1   15_aramis_ramirez_all_star_glossy_2

16_troy_tulowitzki_all_star_glossy_1   16_troy_tulowitzki_all_star_glossy_2

17_andrew_mccutchen_all_star_glossy_1   17_andrew_mccutchen_all_star_glossy_2

18_carlos_gomez_all_star_glossy_1   18_carlos_gomez_all_star_glossy_2

19_yasiel_puig_all_star_glossy_1   19_yasiel_puig_all_star_glossy_2

20_giancarlo_stanton_all_star_glossy_1   20_giancarlo_stanton_all_star_glossy_2

21_jonathan_lucroy_all_star_glossy_1   21_jonathan_lucroy_all_star_glossy_2

22_adam_wainwright_all_star_glossy_1   22_adam_wainwright_all_star_glossy

Do you have a favorite card? Let me know who it is in the comments.


All-Star Game Commemorative Custom Cards #1-11

I decided to create some custom All-Star Game Commemorative Cards, or Glossy All-Star Cards for the players that represented the American League and National League last year at Target Field in Minnesota. The cards are modeled after the Topps All-Star Commemorative Cards that were issued in rack packs from 1984 to 1991.

The AL won the game 5-3, and outfielder Mike Trout was voted the games’ Most Valuable Player. Here are the first 11 cards, the American League manager and starters.

1_john_farrell_all_star_glossy_1   1_john_farrell_all_star_glossy_2

2_miguel_cabrera_all_star_glossy_1   2_miguel_cabrera_all_star_glossy_2

3_robinson_cano_all_star_glossy_1   3_robinson_cano_all_star_glossy_2

4_josh_donaldson_all_star_glossy_1   4_josh_donaldson_all_star_glossy_2

5_derek_jeter_all_star_glossy_1   5_derek_jeter_all_star_glossy_2

6_jose_bautista_all_star_glossy_1   6_jose_bautista_all_star_glossy_2

7_mike_trout_topps_all_star_glossy_1   7_mike_trout_topps_all_star_glossy_2

8_adam_jones_all_star_glossy_1   8_adam_jones_all_star_glossy_2

9_nelson_cruz_all_star_glossy_1   9_nelson_cruz_all_star_glossy_2

10_salvador_perez_all_star_glossy_1   10_salvador_perez_all_star_glossy_2

11_felix_hernandez_all_star_glossy_1   11_felix_hernandez_all_star_glossy_2

Do you have a favorite card? Let me know who it is in the comments. Coming tomorrow, the National League.

All-Star Game Commemorative Cards

rack_packBetween the years of 1984 and 1991, Topps placed an All-Star Game commemorative Card in each of their rack packs. I can remember buying rack packs and making a choice between one pack or another pack based off what Glossy All-Star card was showing through the cellophane. The cards commemorated the previous seasons All-Star players. For instance the cards in the 1987 Topps rack packs are for the 1986 All-Stars. Last year they were included as a 30 card insert set in 2014 Topps Archives.

They were and still continue to be a favorite inserts from my early days of collecting. Here are two of my favorites that are currently in my Will Clark collection –

13_will_clark_1   13_will_clark_1

Topps has not produced these cards in 24 years, so why am I posting about them? I thought it would be cool to recreate these favorite cards of mine to honor the 2014 All-Stars. The first card I created is one for the All-Star game MVP, Mike Trout. Here is the draft version, I am still playing with fonts and different pictures.

mike_trout_topps_all_star_glossy_1   mike_trout_topps_all_star_glossy_2

Stay tuned for the final version and the remaining other 21 cards, which I will be releasing very soon!