Tuesday 22 February 2022

You Know You Are A Good Guy When...


You know you are a good guy when you send other people cards on your birthday. That is just what Mr. Buckstorecards has done, his most recent package coming close to his famous Feb 14 B-day. The highlight being my first Chris McMahon card on one of my favorite products, Bowman Platinum.

Saturday 19 February 2022

RLC Custom Card Project: Bruce Walton

 Bruce Walton only pitched in 27 career games over 4 seasons with a 8.21 ERA, but he did finish with a perfect 2-0 record. After spending 1991-92 with Oakland and 1993 with Montreal, he would play his final 4 MLB games with Colorado in 1994. The highlight of that season would be in his final MLB game, July 4th, 1994, blanking the Cubs in the 13th & 14th innings, earning the win in a 4-2 Rockies victory. 

1994 Score has been lost & buried in the heart of the junk wax era, but it actually has a decent design, (and some good photos, check Roberto Alomar, Jose Canseco & Wade Boggs) and the color scheme really fits with the Rockies. 

Friday 11 February 2022

Football Frankenset - Feb 2022

Just in time for the upcoming Big Game, the first 2022 installment of the Football Frankenset.

010 - 2018 Panini Classics - Justin Tucker

Most likely the next Hall of Fame Kicker and Super Bowl XLVII champ, showing off a lot here, including the all purple color rush on a cool retro-style design.

Tuesday 8 February 2022

RLC Custom Card Project: Matt McBride

Matt McBride had a pretty forgettable Rockies career, other than that he was the last remaining player from the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, not that was really that impressive unfortunately. In three seasons from 2012-2015 (he spent all of 2013 in the minors) he batted .199 with 4 home runs and 19 RBI. He also walked 3 times against 33 strikeouts. In 2015 his OPS+ was -8, that's right, negative 8. He did hit a Grand Slam once, so there is that. He hung around with the A's for a while in 2016, but that would be his last MLB stop.

The card: 2016 is one of my favorite Stadium Club designs, and I though this was a very Stadium Club image. One change I did make was tucking the text over to the corner, which for some reason Topps did on the horizontal cards, but not on the vertical ones.

Link to Project