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    NEW PHOTOS TODAY! Custom Creations! Enjoy some photos!

    Hello friends,

    In an effort to revitalize the Bench and bring back the gold old days, I am starting a thread of customs that i have created. I love doing these, and have really enjoyed it over the years.

    This started with my pickiness about signatures and placement on cards. So many cards either dont look great signed or blue sharpie disappears on a dark background. When I started ttm collecting in 1992, I just sent out whatever to whoever and was thrilled with the results. I still love getting an envelope back in the mail, I mean, who the heck doesn't? I just love getting my own creations back signed even more!

    I am working on several right now, and have many from the past, so here we go, baby!!

    I went to Cooperstown with my two best friends last June, and made some vintage HOF customs as a result...
























    Here are some framed displays with my photos of the HOF plaques from Cooperstown along with items signed by Ryno, Ripken, and Rollie!!










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    A few Celtics....







    Dennis Johnson, Jo Jo White, Jim Loscutoff, and Don Nelson. Not my cleanest efforts, working with signed index cards is so much easier than photos! I did these in 2016, I have learned a few things since then about the designs I use!!
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    My littlest son loves planets, outer space, and astronauts, so I collected some for him, these were the extras that I made custom cuts out of!


















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    My middle son is a Star Wars mega fan, in his words!!
























    This was my first custom Star Wars card, which I sold and paid for most of the rest of these, supplies, ink, postage (a lot of these performers love in the UK). Our son just loves these, it was well worth it!
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    I have collected Disney stuff for our oldest daughter, here are a few....





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    Some great Cardinals, from the good ol' days!!

























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    I just finished this project as I ran out of wall space! The Golden Era Boys of Brooklyn, those great Dodgers!!

    ** New addition: Johnny Podres, one of the best pitchers not in the Hall of Fame! The photo I used on this card is from Cooperstown, as there is a statue of Johnny pitching to Roy Campanella in the garden outside the Hall! My 2 best friends and I travelled there last June, and had a blast!


































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    A few various customs.....








    Mario is a great man and a great signer!















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    Awesome work my friend
    "Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camsue View Post
    Awesome work my friend
    Thanks so much Steve, I appreciate the kind words! Thank you also for getting my feedback transferred to SCF, that was so good of you!

    Blessings,

    Kevin
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    So, I am Kevin Christopher, K.C. for short, so have been a Royals mega-fan for my whole life! Here are some great Royals (and some other K.C. royalty!)



    Bo Jackson:



    Ned Yost, who finally brought home the ship in 2015!!




    My all-time favorite Royal, Mike Sweeney:



    Jack McKeon, another favorite of mine!



    Bobby Knoop:



    Ted Savage:



    Willie Mays Aikens, a real success story!



    Mark Gubicza, one of the all time great Royals pitchers, and a TTM legend!!



    Al is such a nice man in real life, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with him many times as part of the Fredbird school program, and he always signs graciously for me, and compliments my customs! He even bought me lunch once, such a class act!





    This one is a custom made from another custom! It was a duplicate card, and I made this new front and did a cut signature out of it! I actually ended up liking this one better than the original!





    Don Larsen, a K.C. Athletic for a few seasons, but that still counts!!

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    Awesome work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scobes View Post
    Awesome work!

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    Thanks my friend, I have 3 of the index cards I just bought from you in there, still working on the other two!! Very happy with the way they came out!

    God bless,

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    Kevin -

    They look great! I can't wait to see the others. I'll have to dig around and see if I have any more ICs for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scobes View Post
    Kevin -

    They look great! I can't wait to see the others. I'll have to dig around and see if I have any more ICs for you.

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    Awesome! I am mostly collecting vintage baseball, but do love Da Bears! I am framing the Tom Waddle with a photo, that is going to be a slightly longer project, I am getting frames and mats today!!
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