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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.

Jumbo Value Pack #1 – The Beginning!

A few days after 2015 Topps Series 1 was released I finally purchased my first jumbo value pack at Wal-Mart. Being the first pack I needed all of the 31 base set and five insert cards in the pack. This brings my percentage of the complete base set to 8.9%

Base Set

21 Brett Gardner – New York Yankees
38 Jordan Zimmermann – Washington Nationals
39 Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals
42 Todd Frazier – Cincinnati Reds
48 John Axford – Pittsburgh Pirates
53 Nathan Eovaldi – Miami Marlins
56 Matt Garza – Milwaukee Brewers
59 Jake Odorizzi – Tampa Bay Rays
60 Michael Wacha – St. Louis Cardinals
63 Chris Owings – Arizona Diamondbacks “Future Stars”
73 Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves
74 Tyler Skaggs – Los Angeles Angels
99 Yonder Alonso – San Diego Padres
147 Andrew Heaney – Miami Marlins “Future Stars”
156 Santiago Casilla – San Francisco Giants
204 Eduardo Escobar – Minnesota Twins
215 Alejandro De Aza – Baltimore Orioles
216 Greg Holland – Kansas City Royals
257 Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Miami Marlins
262 Ryan Braun – Milwaukee Brewers
267 Zack Grienke – Los Angeles Dodgers
271 Pittsburgh Pirates
277 Cincinnati Reds
295 Erick Aybar – Los Angeles Angels
299 Joaquin Arias – San Francisco Giants
311 Jhonny Peralta – St. Louis Cardinals
322 Phil Hughes – Minnesota Twins
325 Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners
334 Gerardo Perra – Milwaukee Brewers
335 Matt Barnes – Boston Red Sox RC
350 Yasiel Puig – Los Angeles Dodgers

21_brett_gardner_1  38_jordan_zimmermann_1  39_salvador_perez_1

Todd Frazier

John Axford  Nathan Eovaldi  Matt Garza

Jake Odorizzi

Michael Wacha

Chris Owings  Freddie Freeman  Tyler Skaggs

Yonder Alonso  Andrew Heaney  Santiago Casilla

Eduardo Escobar  Alejandro De Aza  Greg Holland

Jarrod Saltalamacchia  Ryan Braun  Zack Greinke

Pittsburgh Pirates     Cincinnati Reds

Erick Aybar  Joaquin Arias  Jhinny Peralta

Phil Hughes     Felix Hernandez
Gerardo Parra  Matt Barnes  Yasiel Puig

Inserts

A-23 Willie Mays (Defense) – Archetypes (1:6)
FHR-31 Yoenis Cespedes – First Home Run – Silver Stripe
FP-05 Biz Markie – First Pitch (1:3)
R-4 Carlos Gomez – Robbed
BR-9 The Called Shot (New York Yankees) – The Babe Ruth Story (1:2)

Willie Mays     Yoenis Cespedes     Biz Markie

Carlos Gomez  Babe Ruth

So nothing too spectacular in pack #1, but it’s a good start. I was able to pull the 2015 Topps Series 1 cover athlete, OF Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Included in pack #1 were nine All-Stars from 2014, P Jordan Zimmermann (#38) of the Washington Nationals, C Salvador Perez (#39) of the Kansas City Royals, 3B Todd Frazier (#42) of the Cincinnati Reds, 1B Freddie Freeman (#73) of the Atlanta Braves, P Greg Holland (#216) of the Kansas City Royals, P Zack Greinke (#267) of the Los Angeles Dodgers, SS Erick Aybar (#299) of the Los Angeles Angels, P Felix Hernandez (#325) of the Seattle Mariners, and OF Yasiel Puig (#350) of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Being a San Francisco Giants fan, I always like seeing their cards in packs I buy, P Santiago Casilla (#156) and 3B Joaquin Arias (#299) as well as the Archetype insert of Willie Mays (A-23). Only one rookie card in the first pack, P Matt Barnes (#335) of the Boston Red Sox. The Future Stars subset is back and there were two, SS Chris Owings (#63) of the Arizona Diamondbacks and P Andrew Heaney (#147) of the Miami Marlins. Included with the previous insert of Willie Mays there was also First Home Run (Silver Stripe parallel) of Yoenis Cespedes (FHR-31), First Pitch of Biz Markie (FP-05), Robbed of Carlos Gomez (#R-4), and The Babe Ruth Story – The Called Shot (#BR-9).