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


Saturday, July 18, 2015

July 18, 2015 "Friends of Ray Peters" Roric Harrison and Bill Leinheiser

Ray Peters was a pitcher in the Seattle Pilots and Milwaukee Brewers organization and pitched for the Brewers in 1970. He has been getting in touch with former teammates and opponents. With the help of Keith from NYC, I have been making cards for those teammates, most of whom didn't have cards or had very few.

Roric Harrison
and Ray Peters played together in 1969 with the Seattle Pilots team in the Arizona Instructional League and the again in 1970 with the Portland Beavers in the PCL. He was also the last A.L. pitcher to hit a home run in a game before the DH went into effect in 1972.

  Ray told me that Mr Harrison is proud of the fact that he was one the field after Hank Aaron hit #715, he is #24 in the image on the back of the 1973 card.

Bill Leinheiser  
pitched with Ray with the Evansville Triplets in 1971. Mr Leinheiser also pitched for the 1969 NCAA College World Series Champion Arizona State Sun Devils. In 1971, Mr Leinheiser pitched well  for the Milwukee Brewers against the Atlanta Braves in an exhibition game. 

According to the LaCrosse Tribune from August 10, 1971,

"The attractions were the Atlanta Braves, County Stadium tenants from 1953-65, and the brilliant Henry Aaron, who hit 398 of his 623 major league home runs in a Milwaukee Braves uniform. But for the second straight year in this exhibition, the upstart Milwaukee Brewers took a 1-0 victory. Johnny Briggs gave the Brewers all the offense they needed with an opposite-field home run in the first inning, then turned things over to a minor league battery. Bill Leinheiser, a skinny 23- y e a r-old right-hander who couldn’t even start for his college team, kept the heavy-hitting Braves off balance with an exploding curve ball"


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 8, 2015 MORE HOCKEY.........Gerry Cheevers and Don McKenney

Made some custom cards of former Bruins Gerry Cheevers and Don McKenney to be signed at Doug Keating's Massachusetts show a few weeks back. Doug will be having Marcel Dionne, Wilbur Wood, Tommy Harper and Steve Lyons at his April 19th cards show. I recommend Doug for taking care of your items at his signings.

Gerry Cheevers

Don McKenney

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