In honor of A&G being released today, I thought I'd have some photoshop fun. Here is what the real boxes/packs look like: And here is what they look like after I had some photoshop fun w/them :) Happy A&G Day! #bringmeyourcanseco
How hilarious is this?! Imagine you have participated in a group break, and you go for the Angels, because ... well ... Trout and Pujols. The star of the show becomes a base Mike Trout card. The problem? The back actually has a BUG embedded in the card! The seller has mentioned that he has had offers of $500 for it. Crazy, right?! Check the video below!
If you know me, you know I love photoshopping things. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, but wasn't sure how it would manifest itself until last night. I have come up with a fun game. Can you spot the error? The game is to look closely at the cards below, and see if you can figure out what is wrong with them ... NO CHEATING!!! That means, NO GOOGLING. The answers are at the bottom of the post for you once you are done :) Let's get started, shall we? 1982 Topps Cal Ripken Jr.
Well, peeps - it's happening. Bowman is now releasing autograph-only boxes. Is this the beginning of our hobby turning upside down? In this cardboard enthusiast's opinion, the answer is YES. In the year 2020, we will see this as the norm, where every single card of every single product is autographed...except for the case hit: A non-autographed base card. Before you know it, the card companies will turn every single living player (current and former) into Pete Rose - that is, it will be tough to find a card NOT autographed of any given player. This will also change the
Today, I played around with some video and graphics editing programs to see what a holographic projection baseball card would look like, using my most recent baseball video card custom. Here is a video and a pic. I think they turned out cool!
For the past few years, I've really been trying to wrap my brain around junk wax production numbers and cardboard scarcity in general. From 1987 to 1992, we have heard numbers anywhere from 1 to 7 million made for nearly every single card. I try to visualize what that would look like if you and I stood in front of the entire production run of a single solitary junk wax card, and how many of these monster boxes it would take to store them: Y'all, 5,000 cards of a single card is a lot. If you have collected for a while, you
Have a tough time figuring out which rookie card you like the best? Look no further! I present to you... Utilizing the Topps design, Fleer action shot and Donruss portrait :) Available for sale ... NOWHERE. Just a fun gag project :)
Not sports or sports card related, but I thought I'd share some post-mortem april fools goodness with you all. I have a lot of traumatizing experiences with April Fool's past. Like when my parents gave me a bowl of chocolate ice cream before going to bed - only to find out they were refried beans. I *hate* refried beans. No, they did not give me a real bowl of chocolate ice cream, either. Or how about the time when I was in 7th grade. I went to bed dreading school the next day (I *HATED* school - 7th grade was the worst
In my last article, I had a bunch of people asking "How did you do that?" If you are one of those people, then this is for you. Why do this? Sharing our collection with others on the web has become as big a part of collecting as the actual collecting. The last thing we want is to show off our favorite cards, and have them look lackluster. Scanning, pictures, etc. can all yield different results. I always spend a good amount of time figuring out how to get the perfect light (ESPECIALLY when it comes to refractive cards). Take
I have had the pleasure of being a guest blogger for Topps, and you can see my moustachioed face at www.Topps.com - hurry though, because they will probably take it down soon! (Fun fact: All of the visible cards you see were actually photoshopped in the picture, including the hand print card on the wall. When this picture was taken, I didn't yet own most of the cards shown!) Here is a direct link to the article: https://www.topps.com/blog/jose-canseco-topps-collector/ Here are some fun graphics from the article! Nearly 100 DIFFERENT Archives Signature Series Canseco cards .... I actually have two more than what is pictures