One of my collecting goals for 2011 was to collect one card of every member of the Rockies in a Rockies uniform. As of this moment I have collected 228/440 players that have played a regular season game for Colorado (plus several players that never played for the Rox). There are another 58 players in which I know for a fact HAVE a Rockies card that I have not yet obtained. Which left 154 other players that, to my knowledge, never had a Rockies card made.
This gave me an idea. Why not create sort of a yearbook type set for the 2011 Rockies? This was an especially good year to do this because, with all the injuries and trades, 55! players appeared in at least one game for Colorado this season. For 28 of those players, it was the first game ever as a Rockie. Since Topps has decided that Colorado is pretty much only 8-10 players, most of these guys will never see mainstream cardboard in the color purple.
I have never attempted custom cards before and I experimented with several designs of players that never had a card. So do not expect better cards than Phungo or PRP, because I am not in their class yet.
DISCLAIMER: I would like to point out that the photos taken were not taken by me. These cards are not for sale. They are just made for my (and hopefully your) enjoyment.
Let's take a peek at my experimental cards using mostly old Topps designs. Some are better than others.
other blogger that will also love the choice of photo. It is the perfect depiction of the back up catcher on a big league team. I wonder why no one else decided to sit anywhere near him that day. Jose Morales does have a card in 2011 Topps Update (that I do not have yet), but he didn't have one when I made the card.
Of this group, which do you think is the best in terms of photo and design? Did I do a decent job or should I just give up and leave this card making thing to the professionals? Do you like gladiator movies? Have you ever been in a Turkish prison? The answer to these questions and many more will be answered on the next episode of Quarry Cards.