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Old 09-08-2017, 11:42 PM
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Default Mike Trout custom project

Hey everybody. Just wanted to share a little project i've been working on. I'm up to 56 different Mike Trout cards from 1957-1991. Fronts and backs, full stats and write ups. Any suggestions for ones I'm missing?

https://imgur.com/a/AQtcL

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Old 09-09-2017, 07:35 AM
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Hey everybody. Just wanted to share a little project i've been working on. I'm up to 56 different Mike Trout cards from 1957-1991. Fronts and backs, full stats and write ups. Any suggestions for ones I'm missing?

https://imgur.com/a/AQtcL

I'm sorry the pictures aren't better.
Awesome stuff, did you put them on card stock?
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:13 AM
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That's a sweet project! Are you going to do earlier cards like a t206, Goudey, or '48 Bowman? Those would be really cool 😊
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:20 AM
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The final product is sort of an evolving thing. As I have it now they end up being just about as thick as a regular card. Maybe a touch thicker for the ones with white backs.

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Old 09-09-2017, 12:42 PM
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Maybe... https://imgur.com/a/Ujdbx


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That's a sweet project! Are you going to do earlier cards like a t206, Goudey, or '48 Bowman? Those would be really cool 😊
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:47 PM
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Ha! You should have made his 1961 Topps hatless so he would fit in!

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Old 09-09-2017, 06:13 PM
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Topps should hire you. They use the same 5 images, or so it seems, on every Trout card

Nice work!
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:57 AM
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Really cool. I love the fact that you've put it in a binder.

You could even go back and create variations for kicks (White letters, blackless, NNOF, Desert shield stamping (if you can do that)...

I used to feel that customs were going to mess up the hobby, but honestly they have more of a personal touch that the hobby has lost with Topps printing left and right. Do you date your cards or add your own signature/logo somewhere on the back?
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Those are awesome. And you did a great job selecting photos that seem to be similar to photos that were used on those year cards.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:19 AM
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Thanks. I've thought about all the different variations. I have a similar project with Rickey Henderson. I made a 58 white letter for him. I don't leave any marks identifying that I made them. The more indistinguishable the better I feel.


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Really cool. I love the fact that you've put it in a binder.

You could even go back and create variations for kicks (White letters, blackless, NNOF, Desert shield stamping (if you can do that)...

I used to feel that customs were going to mess up the hobby, but honestly they have more of a personal touch that the hobby has lost with Topps printing left and right. Do you date your cards or add your own signature/logo somewhere on the back?
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Awesome project!

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:50 PM
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Thanks! I definitely make an effort to stay away from action shots on the early ones, etc. It's really hard to find posed shots obviously. Swinging, fielding a grounder. No real reason to take those anymore. The 62 specifically, it looked just like Mantle's picture so I used the same background.


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Old 09-12-2017, 08:10 PM
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Thanks! I also have a Rickey Henderson set from 52-79!


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Old 09-14-2017, 07:54 PM
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Very cool cards.
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Very cool cards.
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Very cool!
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Thanks for the kind words everybody! It's really appreciated. I got sick of waiting for next year's Heritage so I made the All-Star Set. https://imgur.com/a/leutv

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Old 09-19-2017, 07:28 PM
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I don't see a 67 Topps in there. Did I miss it?
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:43 PM
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Nope. You're right. 67, 68 and 73 are the missing ones. I've made fronts for them, just haven't gotten around to the backs yet.

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This is one of the best things Ive seen here! Great work!
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:34 AM
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"Those are awesome. And you did a great job selecting photos that seem to be similar to photos that were used on those year cards."

I want to second this. Really good job with set-appropriate photo selections. I'm pretty sure I remember pulling that 86 card from a pack thirty years ago.
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