Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Stuff 10/31

Going to try posting new stuff here from now on.

New Stuff 10/31/09

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Coke

Came up with a few more coke cap variations Coke K / Fresca K / Fresca Ring / Tab Ring / Tab WV / Tab Dietary.  Since these were not all produced in 1 or 2 locations there are probably endless variations that happen region to region but I'll continue to add away as I find them.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Real Rose Rookie

Here's an interesting picture showing a super young Rose pretty sure came from the auction of his exwife's stuff a few years back.  Might make an interesting custom card out if it circa 1972 Topps Boyhood photos of the stars.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A few more customs

Just got done with a few more custom creations I am making a custom card section on the website to display them soon.  2005 UD Sweet Spot, 1998 UD Retro, 2004 UD Custom Teams

Friday, October 9, 2009

Prime Cut Mystery

There are a few errors in the Prime Cuts checklist that needs clarified in talking with a Rickey Henderson collector it is verified through donruss that all cards with him on it were pulled which includes a triple auto and jersey with Rose.  However we have both verified that at least 2 of the prime triple jersey made it in packs that might be all or the other 3 might be hidden away.  These other are listed on the checklist but don't include numbers so they are very doubtful as to have been produced still awaiting donruss answer if they were.

Material Triples # to 5 Willie Mays / Rickey Henderson / Rose
Signature Trios # to 10 Willie Mays / Rickey Henderson / Rose
Parrallel Base Prime Cuts Materials Combos # to
Parrallel Icons Materials Combos # to
Parrallel Icons Materials Combos Prime Signatures # to
Parrallel Icons Materials MVP # to
Parrallel Icons Materials Prime Signatures MVP # to
Parrallel Timeline Materials Combos # to
Parrallel Timeline Materials CY HR # to
Parrallel Timeline Materials Prime Signatures CY HR # to
Parrallel Timeline Trios Materials # to
Parrallel Timeline Trios Materials Prime Signatures # to
Parrallel Timeline Trios Materials Prime Signatures MVP # to
Parrallel Timeline Trios Materials Prime Signatures Stats # to
Parrallel Timeline Quads Materials Prime Signatures Custom Numbers # to

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More Coke

I have a true obsession with these coke caps and getting the information on them correct.  Most of the time they are listed as 1967-68 caps or individual year 1967 or 1968.  They do have a distinct variation in years for the team caps.  The 1967 has the player position listed to the right the 1968 do not.  And not surprisingly the 67 variation is the scarcer of the 2.  The All Star Caps do not seem to have been changed as they all appear to have the star for position both years.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


If you haven't heard a few years ago the statisticians of the baseball world re added up Ty Cobb's numbers and it seems a game got counted twice in 1910 where he went 2 for 3 so his real hit total is 4,189.  Baseball has refused to change the numbers officially (why is anyone's guess) most likely as it changes Pete's record dates yes baseball really does think of Pete :>.  So being the inquiring person I am I was curious to update the trivia question who gave up Pete's tying hit of 4189?  It happened in Chicago on 9/6/85 the unlucky pitcher was Derek Botelho a minor league pitcher for the most part but interestingly enough it was a home run not something Pete was known for this was also his last career home run as he only had 2 that year and before that had 3 in 1982 so he was due.  Hit 4,190 came 2 days later off Reggie Patterson who also gave up 4,191 the same day both singles.  And of course Eric Show on 9/11/85 gave up 4,192.

I think I'll keep with the 4192cards as it just flows better.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Custom Cards

From time to time I enjoy making a custom card below is my latest attempt one good thing about Rose is with the exception of donruss and sportkings last year there is no new stuff to chase.  The bad thing there are a lot of cool sets that should have had a Rose card in it but never made it.  Below is a creation of mine a 2000 UD 3000 Hit Club card and a 2001 UD Gold Glove Leather Bound still getting my photoshop / publisher skills together but not a bad start.

One more Coke Cap

Another cap to add to the list its a interesting one Approved for Passover use Rabbi A Leiter couldn't tell you what that means exactly but proof is in the picture.