The New and Improved Custom Autograph Cards Thread!!

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This is a new favorite of mine, that just made it back today after the better part of a year! I finished and mailed to HoJo in late April 2020, and it rolled back in today!! So excited!!
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Also, I have gone back through the entire thread to add photos, update posts, and group successes and custom cuts by team, era, etc. Lots of new photos this week, hope you all enjoy!
 
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That multi signed Cardinals piece is amazing. Love that you can read these signatures from these old timers.
Thanks Robert, very nice of you to say! I took the photo at Busch Stadium at a game with my wife in 2011, and have on and off sent it around to various players for several years now. I also love how readable the old timers signatures are, and have in fact sort of concentrated on those guys, since I like the way it has come out with them on it! I just sort of had the "Through the Years" theme, with players from various decades!

Appreciate the compliment! It is at Scott Terry's now to be signed and hopefully coming back soon!

Blessings,

Kevin
 

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A few new customs from Brooklyn's Best, those great Dodgers!

Carl Furillo:

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Ernie Harwell:

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Clem Labine:

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I rounded out the month with two more of Brooklyn's Best:

Joe Black was the ace of the 1952 World Series...
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And Don Newcombe was the ace for many years!

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Here are 2 Negro League greats!

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Finished two more Negro League Legends cards this evening! My first is Ted Double Duty Radcliffe:

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And this beauty is my favorite custom I have ever made, from my favorite player....Cool Papa Bell!

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A few of my first customs, a few Boston Celtics and Ray Meyer. I have learned a lot and have evolved in terms of my work since 2016 when I made these!

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And here is an item from 2021...I have long admired the original One Man Fast Break, Oscar Robertson!

So here is my before photo, decent enough, not the best picture selections....

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And here is the after, I had to include this photo, the most famous!

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Kevin I must chime in here to say that I have been lucky enough to acquire a couple of your cards and you really do do first rate work. Keep it up,
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Kevin I must chime in here to say that I have been lucky enough to acquire a couple of your cards and you really do do first rate work. Keep it up,
Mike

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Mike:

Thank you my friend, you are very kind! I am so glad you have enjoyed, and am grateful for your kind compliments! I have had fun creating these, and am thrilled that my fellow traders on the Bench have liked them as well!

Blessings,

Kevin
 

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Made a few more customs for Luis @criollos!

First, Luis Peraza:

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Then, the great Juan Pizarro, who is a Puerto Rican pitching legend!

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Roberto Vargas:

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This card I will treasure, Luis kindly gave me the signature, and I created a custom around it! I am coming up with a very nice collection of Puerto Rican players thanks to Luis' generosity, they are displayed next to my Negro Leagues players, since there is a great deal of historical overlap between these players. Many Negro League players went to Puerto Rico to play baseball in the winters!

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And finally, while not a custom, Luis gave me the opportunity to improve the borders on this awesome 1969 Nabisco card of Roberto Clemente. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to handle such a unique and special card!!

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Ok, signature number 18 on our photo! I thought this item was lost in the mail, since it has been out since 2.19.2021! Scott Terry very kindly signed and inscribed for us!

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Thanks so much to my friend in California @t.rooster for the cards and items that went into creating these customs!

If you like these, hop over to my customs giveaway thread, these are all being given away! (Except for the Hal Naragon; my middle son called that card already!!)

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