In case you missed it, I now have my own baseball card. I was lucky enough to win a contest with Topps as part of their #ToppsLive series that morphed into a Topps Opening Day 2015 insert called “Stadium Scenes”. Mine (unsurprisingly) is of Target Field… in 2013! It was even part of my #Project365Pix.
Why am I still so excited? Because it was literally a childhood dream of mine to have my own baseball card. Sure, I wanted to be on the front, in a major league uniform, and have just one stat (either a hit or 1/3 of an inning pitched), but that ship sailed LONG ago.
Before I reveal my card, which I was able to find in a pack of cards (don’t ask how many) – thus completing my elaborate dream – I want to share with you my homemade cards. These cards are from 1991 and 1992, when I was 7-8 years old and the Twins won their last championship.
1991 Topps Homemade:
1992 Topps Homemade:
1992 Donruss TwinsFest:
2015 Topps Opening Day:
How cool is that?! Sure, I understand that some of the stats do not make sense on my homemade versions, but give me a break, “Slugging Percentage” is hard for a kid to understand. The cool thing is that I tried to use my real stats in those cards. My numbers were not big power numbers, but I like to think that I was a solid, smart player.