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Discussion in 'Sports Card Chat' started by CamaroDMD, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. CamaroDMD

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    OK, here are a few more that I have been working on.

    This first one I should have done a couple months ago and kept getting side tracked with real world stuff (you know...family, job, second job, ect.) and it just never got done. Well, it finally did.

    #132 1990-91 NBA Hoops 2017-18 UMBC Retrievers
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    Next up is my first hockey card. Because the Capitals finally won the Stanley Cup...I thought I should do a card. Plus, the image of Ovi holding the Cup screaming with a missing front tooth (tooth #9 for any other dentists in the audience) and lumberjack beard was too much to pass up. When I think classic hockey cards...I think 1979 Topps. So, here it is.

    #133 1979 Topps Alexander Ovechkin
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    Up next, continuing work on my Braves set, I have two others to post.

    1987 K-Mart Braves #7 Chipper Jones
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    1987 K-Mart Braves #8 Phil Niekro
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  2. CamaroDMD

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    OK, so here are a handful more that I have been working on. Also...I have a question for you guys.

    I am in the process of working on a new design. Basically, it will be a MLB Legends themed card...and I plan to make a bunch of them. My original plan was to simply roll it into my "random card" sets and number them along the way...making the first card in the set #136. However, I have been thinking about making it its own set...starting with #1. I don't know how many I will eventually make...but probably quite a few. Should it be its own set?

    OK, now for the new cards.

    The first one might seen a little unusual for me...as I am a die hard Oregon Ducks fan. But, I take pride in the success of other schools in the state. As many of you know Oregon State just won the College World Series in large part on the pitching of a freshman. He became the first pitcher in CWS history to earn 4 wins in one series. So, I did a card to commemorate his performance.

    #134 1988 Donruss Kevin Abel
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    Up next is another completely new design. As a kid, I have a vivid memory of the 1987 Topps baseball set. It was produced a little before my time, but somehow we managed to find a ton of them. The wood boarders are a striking memory to me.

    Because of that, I decided to do a 1987 Topps themed card of my favorite childhood baseball player. It only made sense to do a card design strongly associated with my childhood of a player also strongly associated with my childhood. So, here it is/

    #135 1987 Topps David Justice
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    Finally, here are a new more cards from my K-Mart Braves set.

    1987 K-Mart Braves #9 John Smoltz
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    1987 K-Mart Braves #10 Dale Murphy

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    1987 K-Mart Braves #11 Del Crandall
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    1987 K-Mart Braves #12 David Justice
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  3. unkilldoo

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    I like the idea of a separate (new) set for the MLB Legends cards. As for the rest of the latest cards, I think they look great, as usual!
     
  4. CamaroDMD

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    OK, a separate set it is then. This is the result. I have been working on this one for the last couple days

    So, I have found a great fondness for the colorful 1980s glossy issues. My 40,000 Yard Club set is based on the 1989 Topps football glossy inserts. My Braves set is based on the 1987 Topps K-Mart glossy set. It's probably not surprising that I would be drawn to another 1980s glossy set for this project as well.

    So, I have based this set on the 1987 Fleer Limited Edition Baseball glossy issue. So, here it is.

    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #1 Nolan Ryan
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  5. CamaroDMD

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    Here's the next one in my Major League Legends set.

    Just for fun...I'll let the members here pick card #3 in this set. The first person to suggest a player for the set will pick the player!

    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #2 Babe Ruth
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  6. unkilldoo

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    Bob Uecker!


    How about Jackie Robinson!
     
  7. CamaroDMD

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    LOL, Uecker would be great. Perhaps if I include broadcasters into the set at some point. However, if I can find a decent photo of him he will be in my Braves Legends set. I actually have a case of signed baseballs on my wall in my home office...all signed by Braves greats...12 balls in total. I need to add Greg Maddux to finish the "set" I had in mind when I started putting it together. I have a Bob Uecker ball in there as a place holder...been that way for a few years now. It just might stay that way.

    Here it is...you can see the Uecker ball in the third row on the left side. I also have a signed 1963 Topps of him around here somewhere.

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    As for Jackie Robinson...I was thinking of doing a card of him as the next piece in the set before asking for opinions. Great minds right. :)

    I actually finished it last night after I saw your response. I want to post it with another completed project...which isn't complete yet. Will hopefully finish it tomorrow.
     
  8. unkilldoo

    unkilldoo Active Member

    Nice Auto Collection! Like the Uecker card (auto) too. I have that card also, minus the (auto).

    When you say you only need the Maddux signed ball to complete the set. Are you including Babe Ruth? Or, is he included in the next set?

    Speaking of Ruth, does he make it into your Braves Legends Set?

    Looking forward to seeing the next couple of cards.
     
  9. CamaroDMD

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    For the baseball set...I'm not including Ruth. A signed Babe Ruth ball is in the same collection as a Ferrari 288 GTO...you know, the one that comes after winning the Powerball or finding out I'm Bill Gates' only living heir.

    I picked up that baseball case several years ago and I thought it would be fun to put together a collection of signed baseballs that really illustrated what I thought when I thought of the all-time Braves players.

    So, here is what my plan has been.

    The top row is modern "star" players that I grew up watching. Basically...not Hall of Famers. Players that I liked. So, that row is Dale Murphy (a little before my time but close enough), Chipper Jones (now in the HOF, wasn't then), David Justice (childhood favorite player), and Andruw Jones.

    The second row of 4 balls was intended to be the "legendary" Braves Hall of Famers from the past. Players that had their HOF career with the Braves (unlike Ruth). That row is Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, and Phil Niekro.

    The row of three balls was going to be the "future HOF" pitchers I grew up watching in the 1990s (now all in the HOF). Those are Greg Maddux (Bob Uecker ball currently in its place), Tom Glavine (favorite player as an adult), and John Smoltz.

    The last one is for legendary manager Bobby Cox.

    As for the card set...I have been kicking it around but I think I will do a Babe Ruth card. If they played for the Braves at some point in their career, they are eligible. Enos Slaughter is another one that comes to find.

    OK, so here are some new ones.

    First is the next card in the ML Legends set.

    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #3 Jackie Robinson
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    Up next is the next card from my Brave set.

    1987 K-Mart Braves #13 Lew Burdette
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    Finally, a totally new design. I wanted to do an All-Star themed card so I decided to do one of Freddie Freeman. He was just voted to his third All-Star Game...and is a starter for the first time.

    #136 1990 Fleer All-Stars Freddie Freeman
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  10. CamaroDMD

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    OK, I've really jumped into this ML Legends set and have been having a lot of fun making them. So, I have done a bunch in the last two weeks. Here they are:

    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #4 Cal Ripken Jr.
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #5 Cy Young
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #6 Hank Aaron
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #7 Ted Williams
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #8 Sandy Koufax
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #9 Lou Gehrig
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #10 Greg Maddux
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  11. CamaroDMD

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    So, I've been working on this MLB Legends set...it's been a lot of fun. Here are what I have done recently.

    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #11 Ty Cobb
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #12 Ken Griffey Jr.
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #13 Willie Mays
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #14 Pete Rose
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    1987 Fleer LE Major League Legends #15 Satchel Paige
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  12. CamaroDMD

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    Here's a quick one I did to commemorate the trade a couple days ago. I really think this could set the Saints up well if he can stay healthy. The last time they went after a QB with injury concerns it worked out pretty well.

    I think people will quickly forget him in a Jets uniform so I wanted to do a card of him in it.

    #137 1993 Fleer Teddy Bridgewater
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  13. unkilldoo

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    Awesome looking card! I believe it is the only card, showing him in a Jets uniform.
     
  14. unkilldoo

    unkilldoo Active Member

    This set is really turning out nice. Great design, incredible selection of players. It really does have everything going for it.
     
  15. CamaroDMD

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    Here are a few more I have done.

    These first couple were done back in the pre-season and never posted.

    Up first is a card that is somewhat of my own invention. This is a 1987 Topps Traded. Topps Traded football didn't come out until 1989 but I love the 1987 design so I thought it would be fun to try and make one. I made a Baker Mayfield card based on 1987 Topps in his college uniform...so I thought he would be a great subject for a "traded" card. I also thought his uniform looked really strange with the helmet stripe missing...which was a Browns pre-season thing.

    One of the big things about Topps Traded is white card stock. I did my best to give this card a white card stock look

    #138T 1987 Topps Traded Baker Mayfield
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    Up next is a Skybox design commemorating the trade of AJ McCarron to the Raiders

    #139 1992 Skybox Impact A.J. McCarron
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    Here is one I just finished. I have done a few cards featuring this former Duck recently and since he spent part of his career with my Panthers I thought I should do a Panthers card for him too.

    #140 1984 Topps Dino Philyaw
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    Up next is my first 100% custom design. This is a set I am starting to commemorate the Heisman Trophy and its winners.

    Heisman #1 The Heisman Trophy
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    Heisman #2 Jay Berwanger
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