Saturday, April 17, 2021

Update: Where to find my designs now.

Hello there. I'm not sure if anyone is still aware of this blog seeing as how I haven't been posting for a good 2+ years now. BUT in case this finds your eyes, you can keep up with my card designs by either following me on Twitter or just checking out the blog on my personal site. I'm still doing approximately the same things—releasing Spirit, Clubhouse, Pennant, Deluxe cards as well as remixing other card designs. Just figured I'd put my domain/hosting to good use and keep all my work in one spot.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Washington Nationals

146. Bryce Harper

147. Anthony Rendon

148. Max Scherzer

149. Stephen Strasburg

150. Trea Turner

Here's the possibly/probably final Clubhouse card for Bryce Harper with the Nats. Fitting that it's the final Clubhouse post of the year. The team set is solid and probably perfect as-is once you take into account that it was made before Juan Soto was called up. He'd probably get Strasburg's spot today.

Rendon and Scherzer are the autographers. Rendon had a sneaky great season, so this is a pretty good non-hobby pairing.

And here's Max's luster parallel to finish of the 2018 Clubhouse posts.

Monday, November 5, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Toronto Blue Jays

141. Josh Donaldson

142. Curtis Granderson

143. Kevin Pillar

144. Justin Smoak

145. Marcus Stroman

With Donaldson and Bautista and Encarnación gone, the Jays roster looks pretty odd these days. I suppose Russell Martin still has some cachet. And Kendrys Morales, Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernández all deserve consideration for next year's set.

Donaldson was the no-brainer auto here. Justin Smoak is the other dude, which is kinda nice since he doesn't seem to sign much these days.

Here's Smoak's purple parallel, mixing the Jays blue and red.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Texas Rangers

136. Elvis Andrus

137. Adrián Beltré

138. Joey Gallo

139. Cole Hamels

140. Nomar Mazara

After Hamels hit the highway, it opened up a spot for surprise ace(ish) Mike Minor. Or maybe Shin-Soo Choo gets the spot after his resurgence. And hell, even Rougned Odor seems to be having a Renaissance of his own. Lots of possibilities.

Beltré doesn't sign much these days but since he's basically a HOFer, I couldn't resist. Let us cherish him as much as we can. Oh, and Joey Gallo is the other signer.

The red is probably a little too close to the Rangers red. It's shininess would help set it off IRL though.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Tampa Bay Rays

131. Chris Archer 

132. Matt Duffy

133. Kevin Kiermaier

134. Wilson Ramos

135. Blake Snell

Archer and Ramos are gone, leaving us room for, uh, maybe Joey Wendle? I guess Tommy Pham needs a spot, too. The Rays won 90 games...

Snell getting one of the auto spots was a blessing with the season he had. Ramos was tagged for the other.

Miss you, Duffman :/

Friday, November 2, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: St. Louis Cardinals

126. Matt Carpenter

127. Paul DeJong

128. Yadier Molina

129. Marcell Ozuna

130. Luke Weaver

Harrison Bader is missing here but he kinda came out of nowhere. Luke Weaver didn't have the season we were expecting after last year's strong finish. Swap them out and you've got a good checklist.

I paired Ozuna with Molina for the autograph subjects. The new guy and the old fan favorite.

Another blue parallel for the NL Central.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: Seattle Mariners

121. Robinson Canó

122. Nelson Cruz

123. James Paxton

124. Kyle Seager

125. Jean Segura

With his monster year, Mitch Haniger deserves a spot on here, along with maybe Edwin Díaz. Obviously the checklist was made before Canó's PED suspension. Drop him and Seager to make room for the pair.

Segura was the "lesser" auto with Canó being the headliner. Again, next year may be a different story. It'll be interesting to see how his hobby presence changes going forward.

Here he is all sparkly at least.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: San Francisco Giants

116. Brandon Belt
117. Madison Bumgarner

118. Evan Longoria

119. Andrew McCutchen
120. Buster Posey

Hey look, an orange & black team posting on Halloween. Nice how that worked out. With the new guys, this was an easy lineup to fill. You could probably swap Brandons and plug Crawford in for Belt but they're pretty much even I think. And since Belt is my favorite player, that gave him the edge.

I don't know how long this Topps/Bumgarner rift is gonna go on but any chance I have to do something Topps CAN'T, I'm gonna take it. Belt would be the other auto guy here.

Since he didn't have an auto, I thought I'd show the best Buster card of the set, his 1/1 wood parallel.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2018 Clubhouse: San Diego Padres

111. Brad Hand

112. Eric Hosmer

113. Manuel Margot

114. Wil Myers

115. Hunter Renfroe

That Margot card is probably my favorite of the whole set. Obviously Brad Hand isn't on the squad anymore. Freddy Galvis probably played his way onto next year's set.

Renfroe and Margot are the signers. The Renfroe pick ended up being a decent one. Man, it must be hard for Padres collectors.
Myers ended up being more of an IF/OF guy, playing more games at third than any other position.