Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Simpsons custom set for Homer at the Bat

A couple years ago, I did a blog series called The Simpsons Fortnight where each day I posted about a player who guested on the classic "Homer at the Bat" episode of The Simpsons (it ended up not lasting the full fortnight I had originally planned, but I did cover all 9 players from the episode). Each post featured a couple junk-era custom jpg's using images from the show. This was back before I was making hardcopy customs, though a while later with the help from a guy I knew, I did make a limited run of magnet cards featuring some (not all) of the virtual Simpsons cards I had whipped up.

Anyways, now that I've gotten the hang of printing out customs, I had been meaning to make hardcopy customs out of these designs. And so that's what I did!


The autographed Simpsons cards from my recent Wade Boggs-centered contest were easily the most popular of the 3 designs I made, based on the response in the comments. It was no surprise when both contest winners chose that one. (That means I still have a couple each of the Cheers card and the Always Sunny card available for trade, BTW.)

The other catalyst for this project came from negotiating a trade with a reader named Josh, who had a couple nice cards I was interested in, and to seal the deal, he inquired about a set of my Simpsons customs. So I've spent a few hours over the past fortnight cleaning up those original digital customs from 2014, as well as creating backs for them, and making them a physical reality.

So without further ado, I present to you The 2016 Baseball Card Breakdown Simpsons "Homer at the Bat" Custom Card Set!

Wade Boggs cards from The Simpsons
Jose Canseco cards from The Simpsons

Roger Clemens cards from The Simpsons

Ken Griffey, Jr cards from The Simpsons

Don Mattingly cards from The Simpsons

Steve Sax cards from The Simpsons

Mike Scioscia cards from The Simpsons

Ozzie Smith cards from The Simpsons

Darryl Strawberry cards from The Simpsons

Cool stuff, huh?

As with most of my customs, these are up for trade. Drop me an email if interested.

And if you missed out on the original blog series (it didn't get much traffic at the time), hear are links to all 9 posts:


22 comments:

  1. Beautiful customs! By the way, I thought I'd recommend another sports/pop culture custom idea: Key & Peele's East/West College Bowl. I obviously need a card of Wolverines great Bisquiteen Trisket!

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    1. Jammie Jammie-Jammie and Bismo Funyuns! That *would* be cool.

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    2. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS

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    3. This would be incredible. Nice idea.

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  2. *LOVE* the early 90's card designs! I have more Upper Deck, Donruss and Score 90-93 than any reasonable person should have, and I'm a Simpsons geek, so these really speak to me. Great job!!!

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    1. I agree, the early 90's designs speak to many of us in the cardsphere. I particularly like "The Franchise" Clemens and the PATP Scioscia card.

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  3. It's probably because of the baseball aspect of it, but this is probably my favorite Simpsons episode. I still find myself singing the stupid song about the ball players' fates. Awesome designs. And Key & Peele's East/West Bowl would rock! I need a Jackmerius Tacktheritrix, or however it's spelled.

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  4. Love these. I need a set... email coming soon!

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  5. Great job on these!I've always liked the original 1990 Topps Strawberry card but this one tops It.

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  6. you are a cardboard god, really! what a creator!

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    1. Seriously. Took the words right off of my keyboard. Topps... if you're reading these comments... hurry up and hire this guy before Panini does. The last thing I'd want is to see his talent go to waste or worse see his awesome customs go logo-less. Great job Gavin!

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  7. Awesome Simpson set, and I third or fourth the Key & Peele East/West Bowl. Seeing Hingle McCringleberry and L'Carpetron Dookmarriott on cardboard would make me smile.

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  8. Awesome set! And I have gotta grab one of those Wade Boggs Style autos from you at some point - maybe another chrome black COMC deal or something?

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  9. Those are amazing, I am glad you sent me the Griffey magnet, it sits near my computer and glows brightly.

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  10. I'm sorry, but it seems as though you are having way too much fun with this. It must be put to a stop now. Ha ha.

    Tremendous customs. What a great set to build.

    Any plans on sending out some TTM?

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  11. Such an iconic episode and you captured it perfectly.

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  12. These came out really well! Nicely done!

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  13. I missed this when you posted it. These are awesome! Your card backs are simply perfect. Do you print them yourself? I'll print up my Futurama cards and trade em for a Simpsons Set! :)

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  14. How much would you charge to do another full "Simpsons" baseball card set like the one above? I am interested

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