Thursday, February 19, 2015

no Mail today, but I added some Art Related Items

Hey guys, I didn't receive any mail today but,,,,I added a new section to my pages sidebar!

Most of you who read my 4 of you...maybe..Know that i am a little bit artistic (custom cards/colorizations/etc)  well...I used to be an Art Major in college before I got burned out and switched it.

anywho, I added just a smattering of some of my art that i have completed over the years.

check it out!

I'm currently working on 10 Sketch cards for Island Dreams "Dark Side of the Island"
I have participated in the event for 4 years 2012,2013,2014, 2015

Here is some info.

It is a collaboration of artists who come together and do sketch cards, the sketch cards are sold in packs and the proceeds go to Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois for the hospital's Family Assistance Fund

In 2011 Marty Kuklinski of WLRA’s Saturday mornings Big Burrito Radio came up with Island Dreams, a tropical themed sketch card set, the sets sold out in less than a day and we raised $2000 for the charity. In 2012 we raised $5750, in 2013 we raised $4600, and $1000 in 2014!!
This year we are going to the dark side of the island, scary things happen after the sun goes down.  After dark is when the party really starts and strange things happen.  Each card pack will contain base cards and 2 hand drawn sketch cards (plus other goodies).  So get ready for some great artwork to support a great charity!
Artist List (Subject to change)
Johnathan Myers, William BJ Kunkle, Mark Martino, Michelle Lewis, Christina Ranburger, Robert "Floydman" Sumner, Jon Riggle, Melike Acar, Claire Courtney, Sal Galindo, Ryond Thom, Kylie Johnson, Solly Mohamed, Del Perry Nayra, Pierre Beauchemin, Jeff Sornig, Jonty Gates, Chad Parent, George Leon, Dianne "Greenwoman" Wickes, Omar Maya Velazquz, Anotony Hochrein, Lee Lightfoot, Scott Glenn, Elisa Chong, Dan Gorman, Walter Rice, Kevin Munroe, Jesse Hughes, Christopher Chamberlain, Matt Slusher, George Borisov, Jenny Creech, Kimberly Dunaway, Christina Baker, Nickolas Banuelos, Diana Greenhalgh, Mel Uran, Rusty Gilligan, Matther Zeigler, Nathan Szerdy, Chris Zarichansky, Joseph Arnold, Estefania Rosales, Liz Chamberland, Art Milo, Bien Flores, Merryalina Drew, Jenni Gregory, Lynne Anderson, Jovenal Mendoza, Marco Carrillo, Pablo Diaz, William Withers, Johnny Townsend, Helga Wojik, J(ay), Kate Carleton, Ryan van der Draaij, Louis Small Jr., Scott Zambelli, Wu Wei, Jay Abney, Jeff Abar, Steven Burch, Tom Krohne, Luis Zavala, Federico Blee, Israel Arteaga, Jose Carlos Sanchez, Barush Merling, Yuriko Shirou, Maria Elena Cariapaza, Humberto Fuentes, Hanie Mohd, John Mitchell, Vincenzo D'Ippolito, Nikole Jones, Huy Truong, Bukshot, Ben Mitchell, Anastasia Catris, Norvierto P. Basio, Amy Fletcher, Elfie Lebouleux, Anastasia Budarina, Clinton Yeager, Ken Heaser and Isabelle Angall

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Another Mail Day, Another Hall of Famer

Well we've been hammered with snow the past couple of days, I'm guessing ol Mr. Groundhog wasn't playing around.

Night before, Didn't look too bad, but the next morning we had about a foot of snow!

Anyways here is what I got in the mail today!

The photo is from N54, the Cardinals cards from Blowout , the other two from Listia

2005 Bazooka Larry Walker
2013 Oscar Taveras Sterling (RIP)
2014 Gyspy Queen Matt Adams

1980 Dave Winfield
1980 Mike Schmidt

Got this from N54 Baseball Forums. Enos Country Slaughter HOF 1985 (RIP 2002)

Elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1985.
Played for the Cardinals (1938–1942, 1946–1953)
Passed away in 2002

Enos Slaughter, former major league ball playe...
Enos Slaughter, former major league ball player, cropped from existing photograph uploaded to Wikipedia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New autographs for my collection !

Just a quick update again.

I received these in the mail today from Jason over at N54 (check out the place, friendly and mostly about old school cards, great resources of knowledge over there)

Anyways he was having a sale on some Cardinals autographs, and I pounced on them

First an autographed Rowe Black and White Post Card of Hall of Famer Lou Brock

Next two autographed 1991 Fire Prevention postcard-sized cards of Bernard Gilkey and Tom Pagnozzi

These were probably handed out to kids at school, much like the police cards.

anyways thats all for now, thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Update on some Custom Cards

Wow long time no blogging! So, its be a couple of days since I last posted a blog, Ive been quite busy with school and selling on ebay. I have been commissioned to do some custom Baseball cards for a couple of people. So I figured the least I could do is post some of the custom cards I have worked on here recently. Other than that were going to keep it short and simple. I will post something more creative and lengthy in the days here following.

first I was to do some modern guys on an old Yoohoo add card. Here is the original.

Here are the cards that I made

I was then to make some Post Cereal CardsHere is the original

Here are the Cards I made, Satchel Paige has been colorized

 Last but not least
Some of these old Tabacco cards, Starting with the original and then follows are newer players