SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond 26-35
July 15th, 2010 by slangon

If you recall, when I wrote about the last batch of Heroes of the Diamond that I finished, I had mentioned that I had a couple of other custom card sets that I wanted to work on, but since I was dedicated to finishing the H.O.D. set, I wasn’t allowing myself to work on those new sets until I finished this one. I’ve been sticking to that rule pretty well, but considering that post was written back in early April, you can see how much work I’ve been doing on making custom cards in general.

Anyway, although I may not have been setting any records for output, I have been slowly chipping away at the checklist. Here’s some more.

When I had first conceived of this project, my plan was to reach out to other bloggers who were fans of other teams to get their input on which players to include. I don’t remember how many people I actually did reach out to, but I’m pretty sure Beardy was the only one to answer me. He suggested Brad Bergesen.

I’ve always been a pretty terrible speller, but when I know that I consistently have trouble with a particular word, I’ll usually go out of my way to try and learn how to spell that word correctly. When I started to write about baseball cards, I had the worst time with “Yastrzemski” but I worked real hard and overcame my spelling deficiency. I’ve yet to have similar success with Buerlhey Berhrly Buhrley ahhh forget it.

I really enjoy the fact that Joe Mauer has won the A.L. Batting Crown 3 of the last 4 seasons. Catchers aren’t supposed to do that. I guess nobody told Joe.

One of the coolest things about making your own set of cards is being able to include all the weird little quirks that you love about cards, such as a pitcher’s card that shows him batting.

Just to give you an idea of how long ago I started this project and how long I’ve been working on it, I originally had Jake Peavy down for the Padres.

I’m not sure how the N.L. East is going to end up shaking out this year, but I feel as though it is going to be one helluva tough division to be in for many years to come, and this guy is going to have a lot to do with that.

No offense to Adam, but as a Met fan, I will forever hate him.

Lance Berkman to me is one of those guys that I really like, but I never give him much thought. Weird, I know.

This is another dude who I think is going to make the N.L. East really tough for a long time to come. Did you see him strike out Ichiro in the All-Star Game the other day? I don’t remember ever seeing Ichiro take a swing that bad.

I don’t really know a whole lot about Nick Blackburn. I think I kind of picked him arbitrarily when it came time to pick out a pitcher for the Twins. I think I just liked his name. He seems to be a pretty good young pitcher though.

Well there you go. Another 10 cards in the can. 25 more to go.

4 Responses to “SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond 26-35”

  1. Awesome work! Those early tobacco styles still look great as 21st century custom cards.

  2. Blackburn? He’s a good pitcher if you like to watch batting practice!

  3. I am a fool for suggesting Bergesen, but thanks for listening.

    These cards look great, as always.

    We should work out another trade soon. It’s been awhile…

  4. I wouldn’t say you’re a fool for saying Bergesen. My whole initial concept was to include guys that fans of that team were excited about, not necessarily dudes who are going to the Hall of Fame. I mean, I picked Daniel Murphy for the Mets and look where he is.

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