Thursday, September 22, 2016

1958-style John DeMerit created



There's really no reason Topps couldn't have made a 1958 card of Milwaukee Braves bonus baby John DeMerit.

There were '58T cards for Bob Hazle and Hawk Taylor. Taylor, another bonus player, made his debut on June 9; Hazle's first game with the Braves was July 29. DeMerit debuted June 18.

A recently discovered photo of DeMerit allowed me to fill in that '58 gap.

Back on Mach 27, I detailed the story behind my first John DeMerit custom, in the 1960 Topps style. I'll link it here: John DeMerit.

Regular readers may have noticed a decline in the number of entries to this blog and on my custom-card creation. That's likely to continue for a couple of months.

The death of my friend and mentor Chet Krause in late June means I'm going to lose my office in downtown Iola when the building is sold by the Foundation that was his beneficiary. Eventually I'll set up a home office, but that won't take place until after my annual removal to Pennsylvania for the winter.

In the interim, I've been working hard at helping dispose of the last of Chet's numismatic holdings, so I haven't made time for a lot of custom-card work.


You can order this card. Unless otherwise noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $12.50 each, postpaid for one or two cards; $9.95 each for three or more (mix/match). Complete checklists of all my custom baseball, football and non-sports custom cards were published on this blog in late May (football), July 6 (non-sports) and Sept. 19 (baseball). To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Checklist of baseball custom cards, pre-war

Until now, there has been no place where all of my custom cards could be found in checklist form.  It is my intention to update this posting as new cards are created. Similar checklists for my other baseball, non-sports and football custom cards will also be posted.

Custom card availability. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $12.50 each, postpaid for one or two cards; $9.95 each for three or more (mix/match). To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.




















1911 T205 Gold Border
    Honus Wagner (green, no cap)
    Honus Wagner (green, w/cap)
    Honus Wagner (orange, w/cap)
    Honus Wagner (blue w/cap)





















1912 T202 Triplefolders
The Red Sox Outfield (Speaker, Hooper, Lewis)
Wagner Safe at Third (Wagner Carey)


1912 Tuxedo Tobacco (Fantasy)
    Walter Johnson
    Christy Mathewson
    John McGraw
















1920s Tiger Tobacco (Fantasy)
    Ty Cobb















1934 Goudey
97  Henry "Prince" Oana, Phillies















1935-36 Diamond Stars
119 Babe Ruth
241 Walter Johnson, Indians
242 Satchel Paige, Pittsburgh Crawfords























1940 Play Ball
241 Dizzy Dean, Cubs
242 Rudy York, Tigers
243 Lou Novikoff, L.A. Angels
244 Pee Wee Reese, Louisville Colonels
245 Phil Rizzuto, K.C. Blues
246 Sammy Baugh, Cardinals






















1941 Play Ball
73 Vallie Eaves, Cubs
74 Dizzy Dean, Cubs
75 Rudy Yotk, Tigers
76 Lou Novikoff, Cubs
77 Phil Rizzuto, Yankees 









Checklist of my custom baseball cards 1970-1990

Until now, there has been no place where all of my custom cards could be found in checklist form.  It is my intention to update this posting as new cards are created. Similar checklists for my other baseball, non-sports and football custom cards will also be posted.

Custom card availability. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $12.50 each, postpaid for one or two cards; $9.95 each for three or more (mix/match). To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.



1970 Topps
721 Carlton Fisk, Red Sox
722 Allan Lewis, A's
723 Tony Horton, Indians
724 Jim Boutn, Astros

1971 Topps
753 Carlton Fisk, Red Sox
754 Cecil Cooper, Red Sox
754 Cecil Cooper, Cardinals
755 Bobby Cox, Yankees
756 Warren Spahn, Tulsa Oilers
1972 Topps
788 Gorman Thomas, Brewers
789 Larry Doby, Expos
790 Warren Spahn, Indians

 1973 TCMA
5 Kurt Russell, El Paso Sun Kings




1973 Topps
661 Gorman Thomas, Brewers

1974 Topps
661 George Brett, Royals
662 Robin Yount, Brewers
663 Gary Carter, Expos
663 Gary Carter, Expos (O-Pee-Chee)

1975 Topps
661 Duke Snider, Expos
662 Orlando Cepeda, Royals

1976 Topps
500 Reggie Jackson, Orioles (white jersey)
500 Reggie Jackson, Orioles (orange jersey)
661 Frank Robinson, Indians
662 Dale Murphy, Braves
663 Mark Fidrych, Tigers

1977 Topps
77 Reggie Jackson, Orioles
235 Cecil Cooper, Brewers
661 Dick Allen, A's

1978 Topps
4 Paul Molitor, Brewers (Burger King)
727 Rocky Colavito, Indians
728 Gorman Thomas, Brewers
729 Harvey Haddix, Indians

1979 Topps
727 Bill Mazeroski, Mariners
728 Jim Bouton, Braves


1982 Topps Traded
133T Tony Gwynn, Padres

1985 Topps
701 Barry Larkin, USA
702 Will Clark, USA

1986 Topps Traded
133T Roberto Clemente Jr., Phillies


1990 Topps
USA1 George Bush, Yale (reprint)




Checklist of my custom baseball cards, 1957-69

Until now, there has been no place where all of my custom cards could be found in checklist form.  It is my intention to update this posting as new cards are created. Similar checklists for my other baseball, non-sports and football custom cards will also be posted.

Custom card availability. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $12.50 each, postpaid for one or two cards; $9.95 each for three or more (mix/match). To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.


1957 Topps
302 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers (wind-up)
302 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers (looking in for sign)
408 Tony Roig, Senators
409 Mel Roach, Braves
410 Jackie Robinson, Giants
411 Nippy Jones, Braves
412 Pat Scantlebury, Redlegs
413 Bob Hazle, Braves
1958 Topps
145 Ed Bouchee, Phillies (black)
145 Ed Bouchee, Phillies (yellow)
496 Mel Roach, Braves
497 Renewing the Rivalry
       (Don Newcombe, Johnny Antonelli)
498 Roy Campanella, Dodgers
499 John Kennedy, Phillies
500 Bob Thorpe, Pirates
501 John DeMerit, Braves




















1959 Topps
573 Rudy York, Red Sox
574 Bob Hazle, Tigers
575 Maury Wills, Dodgers (Rookie Stars)
576 Bob Taylor, Braves
577 Tribal Elders, Braves
   (Slaughter, Boone, Vernon)















1960 Topps
573 Ted Williams, Red Sox
574 Jackie Jensen, Red Sox
575 A.L. Home Run Kings
   (Rocky Colavito, Harmon Killebrew)
576 Best Batsmen (Ty Cobb, Ted Williams)
577 Dean Chance Orioles (Rookie Star)
578 Ted Williams (All-Star)
579 Bob Clemente (All-Star)
580 Marshall Bridges, Cardinals
581 John DeMerit, Braves














1962 Topps
599 Jack Reed, Yankees





















1963 Topps
577 Maury Wills, Dodgers
578 Pete Rose, Reds
579 Steve Dalkowski, Orioles
580 Tom Brown, Senators


1963 Pepsi Colt .45s
John Bateman (reprint)






















1964 Topps
155 Duke Snider, Giants
588 Joe Adcock, Angels
589 Jim Brosnan, White Sox





















1965 Topps
205 Warren Spahn, Mets
599 Dick Wantz, Angels
600 Satchel Paige, A's
601 Tony Horton, Red Sox













1966 Topps
599 Dick Wantz, Angels (In Memoriam)
600 Harvey Haddix, Mets



1967 Topps
610 Red Sox Rockers
   (Yaz, Smith, Conigliaro)
611 All-Star Starters
   (Koufax, McLain)
612 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers
613 Tony Horton, Red Sox
614 Joe Jay, Braves




















1968 Topps
599 Bill Skowron, Angels
600 Joe DiMaggio, A's
601 Bobby Cox, Yankees
602 Reggie Jackson, A's (belt to cap)
602 Reggie Jackson, A's (letters to cap)




















1969 Topps
684 Steve Garvey, Dodgers
685 Thurman Munson, Yankees
686 Joe DiMaggio, A's
687 Warren Spahn, Tulsa
688 Jim Bouton, Pilots

Checklist of my custom baseball cards, 1951-56

Until now, there has been no place where all of my custom cards could be found in checklist form.  It is my intention to update this posting as new cards are created. Similar checklists for my other baseball, non-sports and football custom cards will also be posted.

Custom card availability. Unless noted, all of my custom cards are available to collectors for $12.50 each, postpaid for one or two cards; $9.95 each for three or more (mix/match). To order, email me at scbcguy@yahoo.com for directions on paying via check/money order, or to my PayPal account.















1951 Bowman
325 Satchel Paige, Browns
326 Kevin Saucier, Browns















1952 Bowman
253 Satchel Paige, Browns






















1952 Topps
408 Satchel Paige, Browns
409 Rogers Hornsby, Browns
410 Duke Markell, Browns
411 Luis Marquez, Braves
412 Nellie Fox, White Sox
413 Jack Daniels, Braves
414 Johnny Logan, Braves
415 Sam Hairston, White Sox
416 Gene Conley, Braves
417 Bill Sharman, Dodgers
418 Bob Hope-Bing Crosby
419 Paul Pettit, Pirates
420 Buzz Clarkson, Braves






















1952 Red Man
27 Mickey Mantle, Yankees





















1955 Red Man
26 Ernie Banks, Cubs






























1953 Bowman black-and-white
65 Jackie Robinson, Dodgers
66 Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers


1953 Topps
253 Richie Ashburn, Phillies
261 Jim Pisoni, Browns
267 Harry Hanebrink. Braves
268 Stan Musial, Cardinals
271 Quincy Trouppe, Indians
281 Bob Hope, Indians
282 Bing Crosby, Pirates




1953 Johnston Cookies Milwaukee Braves
26 Joey Jay
27 Harry Hanebrink





















1954 Bowman
225 Charlie Pride, Memphis Red Sox
226 Hank Aaron, Braves
227 Ernie Banks, Cubs (w/bats)
227 Ernie Banks, Cubs (portrait)
228 Warren Spahn, Braves






















1954 Topps
251 Charlie Pride, Memphis Red Sox
252 George Crowe, Braves
253 Jack Faszholz, Cardinals
254 Mickey Mantle, Yakees
255 Bobby Thomson, Braves
256 Ralph Kiner, Cubs
257 Ralph Branca, Tigers































1955 Bowman
322 George Crowe, Braves
323 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers (belt to cap)
323 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers (letters to cap)
324 Duke Snider, Dodgers
325 Roberto Clemente, Pirates
326 Warren Spahn, Braves















1955 Topps
123 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers (green)
123 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers (yellow)
175 Richie Ashburn, Phillies
186 Charlie Grimm, Braves
203 Mickey Mantle, Yankees
209 Bob Hazle, Redlegs
211 Bobby Thomson, Braves
212 Johnny Logan, Braves
213 Ralph Kiner, Indians
214 Ralph Branca, Yankees
215 Phillips Paine, Braves
216 Bob Thorpe, Cubs
217 George Crowe, Braves
218 Nino Escalera, Redlegs
219 Luke Easter, Indians































1956 Topps
7     Paul Pettit, Hollywood Stars
9     Bill Mazeroski, Hollywood Stars
341 Casey Stengel, Yankees
342 Charley Peete, Cardinals
343 Frank Robinson, Redlegs
344 Tom Gastall, Orioles
345 Charlie Grimm, Braves
346 Tommy Lasorda, Athletics
347 Bill Mazeroski, Pirates
348 Stan Musial, Cardinals
349 Bob Hazle, Braves
350 Stu Locklin, Indians
351 Brooks Robinson, Orioles
352 Rocky Colavito, Indians