Thursday, November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 Boston Celtics Play Football

Several Boston Celtics also tried out for pro football......

John Havlicek
was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 1962 NFL Draft. He played in several exhibition games that summer before the Browns released him.

K.C. Jones
tried out for the Rams in 1958 after coming out of the Army. He injured a thigh muscle and then went back to basketball.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017 Hockey Colorizations

Happy Labor Day Weekend to everyone....

had some time this weekend and while cleaning up I found a CD with scans of a hockey collection I bought about 10 years ago and sold on Ebay....lots of B&W minor league photos and programs from the 1930s to 60s. While looking over the images, I found there were a lot of interesting uniforms and these were crying out for some color, so with some free time, here goes......

1958 Vancouver Canucks WHL Champions

1961 Omaha Knights

1962 Nashville Dixie Flyers
Pictured are Eddie Dudych, George Knioelberg, Flo Pilote, Emile Gilles

Pete Tkachuk Seattle Ironmen 1950

Chuck Blair Pittsburgh Hornets

Danny Grant Houston Apollos 1967

Eddie Wiseman Chicago Shamrocks 1930


Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21, 2017 "Friends of Ray Peters" Garry Roggenburk and Gordon Lund

Garry Roggenburk
played for the Twins, Red Sox and Pilots from 1963-1969. He was also a star basketball player at Dayton, leading them to the 1962 NIT title and was drafted by the Warriors.

Gordon Lund  
was signed by the Cleveland Indians as a free agent in 1960 and played in the Indians organization until 1967, where he played in 3 games that season. He again played in the majors with the Seattle Pilots, appearing in 20 games in 1969 before finishing his career with the Angels organization in 1970

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016 "Friends of Ray Peters"..... Bill Ferrell and Al Yates, Bill McNulty and Garry Jestadt

Bill Ferrell  
Mr Peters got in touch with the son of Bill Ferrell, who passed away in 2005. They were teammates in Jacksonville and Portland in 1970. Bill pitched from 1965 to 1970 after being picked in the 1965 Draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Al Yates
Ray also got in touch with the son of Al Yates, who passed away in 2007. Al  played regularly in the Mets and Red Sox organizations from 1964 to 1970 because of his good bat. He was traded by the Red Sox to the Brewers and he made his major league debut in 1971 against the Yankees.

Bill McNulty
was signed by the Kansas City Athletics as a free agent in 1965 and made his major league debut
with the A's in 1969. A good power hitter, he hit 237 home runs in the minor leagues with 55 coming in 1974 with the Sacramento Solons and their short left field fence.

Mr McNulty's SABR bio is here.....SABR Bio


Garry Jestadt
played infield for the Chicago Cubs , Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres from 1969 to 1972. He then went to Japan to play for a few years.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

August 30, 2016  Keith Erickson

I originally sent to Keith Erickson, former UCLA, Bulls, Lakers and Suns basketball player back in 2014 but since wrote it off as a failure after not getting a return. I then got a letter last month from Mr Erickson apologizing for losing my customs after showing them to his wife. He said to make up another set for him and he would sign whatever I needed.

Monday, July 4, 2016

One Year Later......More Friends of Ray Peters....Fred Stanley, Bill Edgerton, Bob Richmond, Joe Jabar and Steve Saradnik.

Well, I haven't posted anything new for almost a year now as I have not had time to sit down and type. This July 4th weekend gives me time to add to the blog. So here is the latest installment of "The Friends of Ray Peters". Ray Peters was a pitcher for the Seattle Pilots and Milwaukee Brewers and I, along with Keith from NYC have been making baseball cards for Ray's former teammates and opponents. We make the cards, send them out and have the former players sign a few for our own collections.

Fred Stanley
played on the 1969 Seattle Pilots as well as the Indians, Padres and Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Houston Astros. The 1969 Astros Rookies is also signed by Roric Harrison.

Bill Edgerton
was originally signed by the Mets, spent a few months with the Cleveland Indians but made his debut with the Kansas City Athletics in 1966. He also pitched on the 1969 Seattle Pilots before finishing his career in the Dodgers and Brewers organizations in 1971.

Bob Richmond
never pitched in the Major Leagues. He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies, then played in the Washington Senators organization until he was selected by the Seattle Pilots in the 1969 Expansion Draft. 

In a  note enclosed by Mr Richmond along with my returned cards, he asked if I had any images of him as a Phillie, I told him I didn't but could make one up using Photoshop. So here it is.....I used the two Pilots images and changed them to Phillies uniforms.

Joe Jabar and Steve Saradnik
were teammates with Mr Peters with the Newark Co-Pilots in the NY-Penn League in 1969. For both players, it would be their only year in Pro Ball. Ray emailed me a photo he got from Joe Jabar to make the cards of his former teammates...

And Finally
a few Ray Peters cards......and two with teammates

Ray said after he was drafted by the Mets in 1968, he was brought to Shea to work out during the All Star break. So here's a Met card.....

and he finished his career in the Phillies organization, so......

The image used in the first card was from a Seattle newspaper and the other two need no explanation


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cards for Collectors 1956 Football and 1950s Baseball

Been a while since I posted anything new........

Mike from Michigan wanted to complete some football and baseball sets from the 1950s for players who did not cards in those particular sets

1956 New York Football Giants
including assistant coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry

1956 Detroit Lions

1956 Green Bay Packers

 1956 San Francisco 49ers

1954 Cleveland Indians

1954 New York Giants

1954 New York Yankees

Jim from Massachusetts wanted to fill in his 1950s Red Sox team sets....

1956 Red Sox 

1955 Red Sox