Sunday, November 24, 2013

November 24, 2013 Cards For Collectors

Here are some customs I've made for collectors....

Mike from Wisconson
wanted football cards of Packers guard Jerry Kramer made using the baseball design of the 1960s. It was a bit different but came out quite good






John from Las Vegas
wanted some coaches cards made





Keith from NYC
came up with a great idea,,,,,remake the 1960s World Series cards with color images since the original images were black and white. Here are some of them......

1960-1965





In 1966, no World Series cards were made so I came up with this...a combination of the AL and NL Leader cards   Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers





1967 Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Dodgers





1968 The Impossible Dream Red Sox vs St Louis Cardinals





1969 Detroit Tigers vs St Louis Cardinals





1970 The Amazing Mets vs Baltimore Orioles





Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 23, 2013 Three Returns This Week

Don Kessinger 
was the regular shortstop for the Chicago Cubs from 1965 to 1975. I'll always remember him playing with Glenn Beckert at second base. He was later traded to the St Louis Cardinals and finished his career with the Chicago White Sox.

 
 Joe McClain
pitched for the Washington Senators in 1961 and 1962 with an 8-22 lifetime record. 

 
Buzz Capra
I had posted a reply from Mr Capra a few months back and he had asked for copies of the cards I made and also said he would be glad to sign anything else I had, so I made up three more cards including a 1974 Traded card.


Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013 Two Returns from "The Friends of Ray Peters"

Mr Peters has been contacting former teammates and opponents from his playing days as I have been making the cards with images supplied by Keith from NYC.

Phil Meyer
played with Ray Peters in 1971 with the Eugene Emeralds in the PCL He was a first round draft choice by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1967 June Amateur Draft.and stayed in the organization until 1972 and finished with a 22-24 record in six seasons.

He included this amusing anecdote about autograph collecting in his letter from his days in Class A ball in Spartansburg.....I love it











Pat Harrison
didn't play with Mr Peters but they were both named to the Sporting News All American Baseball Team the same year. Mr Harrison played at USC and was on the 1968 National Championship team and eventually went into coaching as an assistant at USC under Rod Dedeaux, and as head coach at Pepperdine and Mississippi and then the Dodgers minor leagues.