Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 1954 Topps Hockey Customs

1954 was the the year Topps started making hockey cards. It was a 60 card set featuring 15 players from the four American teams.

Mike from Michigan asked me to make 15 cards of each of the two Canadian teams, Canadiens and Maple Leafs to complete his set.

He then wanted six more cards of the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings....

Monday, February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 Sibby Sisti and 1955 Red Sox

Made these a while back to fill in some holes for Sibby Sisti and Red Sox collector Jim from MA.

Sibby Sisti

1955 Red Sox

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 8, 2015 Len St Jean and Terry O'Reilly

Doug Keating of Cardboard Promotions in MA had 1960s 70s Boston Patriot Len St Jean and the Boston Bruins great Terry O'Reilly at his card show last month. He is having Gerry Cheevers next week.

Terry O'Reilly

 Len St Jean

I guess you can tell the 1956 Topps baseball set is my favorite.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015 Happy New Year.....Red Sox Customs

Happy New Year !!!!

Jim from Massachusetts
once again wanted some Red Sox customs, the first of which was Ted Williams depicted in different card sets.

then he wanted a 1954 Red Sox team set to go with the Agganis, Williams and Piersall I made for him last month He also wanted a team card

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 30, 2014 My Favorite Met....after Seaver and Harrelson

Finally found a color picture of my favorite Met after Tom Seaver and Bud Harrelson, which begged for a card

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 29, 2014 Cards For Collectors....1964 Hockey, 1967 Hockey and 1952 Topps Red Sox

Been a while since the last post but here are some cards I made recently for collectors.....

Keith from NYC
wanted some hockey cards made.Since the 1967 Topps set was made up of the six teams before expansion, he wanted cards made of the six  new Expansion Teams, the Oakland Seals, LA Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St Louis Blues and the Minnesota North Stars. Also made were the All Star cards and team photos....

He also wanted some 1964 Topps Tall Boys hockey made....

Jim from Massachusetts
collects Red Sox and wanted some 1952s made to fill out his 1952 Red Sox Team Set

I did not realize how hard it was to find a Hal Bevan autograph to put on the front....he's a toughie.

He also wanted some Ted Williams and Sibbi Sisti cards made in different designs

Jim from Upstate NY
wanted some 1953s and 1955s made up

Rick from Florida
wanted some tobacco and caramel cards

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 More "Friends of Ray Peters"

In another installment of the "Friends of Ray Peters", we have a former Seattle Pilot, a former Brewer and Astro and a minor league teammate of Nolan Ryan.

Dick Bates
was a teammate of Ray Peters in Jacksonville and Portland in 1970. Mr Bates pitched in one game for the Seattle Pilots in April 1969 and gave up six base runners in under 2 innings. He was originally signed by the Kansas City Athletics in 1964 and pitched in the Washington Senators organization from 1964 to 1968 when he was selected by the Seattle Pilots in the 1968 Expansion Draft.

Wilbur Howard
was Mr Peters' teammate with the 1969 Clinton Co-Pilots and 1970 Portland Beavers. He was drafed in the 19th Round by the Seattle Pilots in 1969 Baseball Draft. He spent 1973 with the Brewers but spent the rest of his career with the Houston Astros. According to Mr Peters..."Hasn't change a lick. Exactly the same guy from 45 years.  Goin' fishin' every day.  Doesn't use the computer."

John Glass
and Mr Peters both pitched in Jacksonville in 1970 but were never teammates as Ray was gone by the time Mr Glass joined the team  He was originally signed by the New York Mets in 1966 and was a teammate of Nolan Ryans' in 1967 at Winter Haven in A ball. Mr Glass was selected by the Montreal Expos from the Mets in the Expansion Draft.

According to Ray, Mr Glass....

"Sold sporting goods and now is a fishing guide.  He used to bring it at 97+.  However, he had more than a few even stronger arms ahead of him with the Mets!?  Got buried in AAA.  Then rotator cuff surgery ended his career.  He did room with Nolan.  He said Yogi emphasized having control and throwing low and away except for him and Ryan.  He told those two: I don't know how you two skinny kids from Texas can do it, but just keep firing those BB's!