Friday, February 7, 2020

1990 Simpsons 2019 set + customs

My favorite tv shows have been a priority for adding to my collection so far in 2020. That's not worded very well, but what it means is you can expect to see a few posts dedicated to cards featuring The Simpsons and Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the blog coming up. And here's one such post now. Just a quick one.


Topps put out a Throwback Thursday set last December featuring the 1990 Simpsons design with players who guested in the classic "Homer At the Bat" episode. I think it's well established that it's an all-time favorite of mine, so I had to pick up a set. (I missed the window to order from Topps due to holiday distractions, but found one on eBay for a few bucks more.)

The set from Topps is only 6 cards, though, per most #TBT on-demand sets, leaving out 3 members of the Springfield 9. Luckily I'm no stranger to making custom cards, so I was able to fill in the gaps and create this beautiful completed page you see above!


Eh, I didn't get the coloring perfect on my customs, but close enough.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

9 comments:

  1. These are awesome, fantastic work! I wish Topps included the reasons why each player missed the big game.

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  2. Those are cool, I've never seen those before!

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  3. I was going to comment that Topps made an unusually good card with that Sax one. Nice photo selection!
    Actually now just looking - the six Topps cards basically are using the exact same photo . . . Griffey a little different b/c he's following through, but still a lot of sameness without your customs.

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  4. Very cool! I used to be really into The Simpsons -- not so much now, but the Homer at the Bat episode has definitely stuck with me over the years.

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  5. Those first few seasons of The Simpsons had so many great episodes. Nice job on the customs and completing the 9-player squad!

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  6. Great job! Can't see any difference on the card fronts... and I'm sure you can only notice the backs when put next to each other.

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