1982 Donruss baseball cards were a whole lot different than anything Topps could put out. They actually tried to make a decent set, but with a rushed schedule and a lot of printing mistakes, the set was kinda rushed and at the time, ignored by most of the ‘hobby’ and retailers.
I made the bat at the bottom with the name and position in it. Used a stock baseball photo from google search. Grabbed an old Donruss logo and made the year box.
Here is my Pete Rose ball signed by the hit king!
My Son gets a fist bump from Charlie Hustle!
Pete autographing a custom poster I made.
Tony Perez ball signed the same night with Pete Rose.
Johnny Bench came back to Cincy this past spring for an autograph signing at the annual spring baseball card show at Moeller HS. I was there, waited about 3 hours in line but I finally got one of my autographs Ive been after for years.
Topps has been producing Future Stars cards for years, usually they end up in the commons pile because at one point, the players did well in the minors and just didn’t perform in the majors or Topps just needed to make sure they got players from all teams represented.
Here’s a custom card of Tony Cingrani, Derrick Robinson and Billy Hamilton. So far, 2 out the 3 have done well. High expectations of Billy Hamilton but he hasn’t produced this year at AAA-Louisville.
Replica 1987 Topps Tony Cingrani. He’s turning out to be a decent pitcher, taking just a few short months to adapt from AAA-Louisville Bats to the big leagues.
One of the guitarist that gets next to no recognition, George Lynch.
He fronted the band Dokken until he and Don Dokken couldn’t take
one another anymore. He formed Lynch Mob to success and when that
band faded into hard rock obscurity in the early 90’s, he rejoined
Dokken to mild success and lots of touring. After $$$ was made, George
and Don were at it again and splitville round 2.
Im not a real big Homer Bailey fan but I did get his autograph at
A Sports Gallery in West Chester, Ohio this year. I got this 2 days
before his 2nd No-Hitter.