December 13, 2008

Casey at the Bat































































































40 comments:

James B. Anama said...

Bravo Mr. Henry. Bravo.

It has been one awesome ride. And I for one am glad to have gotten on when I did.

Good luck with whatever the future brings for you.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama
bdj610

NickL said...

Ben-
Thanks, honestly, for everything. This has been a great site. Good luck.

-Nick

Captain Canuck said...

an Epic way to bow out Ben.
It's amazing what you've done.
Thanks.

MDA said...

Excellent work. Thank you.

gcrl said...

epic is right. thanks!

jose lind said...

way to drag this out for weeks.
BTW, Hawk for the "FACE GROW" line?
Not Bonds?
c'mon

Chris D'Orso said...

I loved this, start to finish. Thank you.

Carlos said...

Hilarious and amazing. Thanks for your awesome work.

josh Mueller said...

Glad you finished with an 87 Topps!

Matt said...

Great job on the cards and on bringing me back to my youth. May your future be as interesting as Garry Templeton's hair.

Rob- AKA "Guido" said...

Now that is what I call going out in style. Amazing, simply amazing.
Best of luck.

Scott C. said...

I think the others have put it best, an amazing finish. Possibly the best post ever. Thanks for everything. And if you ever get around to writing the next draft of that book, drop me a line.

thewritersjourney said...

Spectacular.

strugglingwriter said...

So amazing. I love this.

Andy said...

This was great, and the Bonds choice at the end was fantastic!

White Sox Cards said...

Excellent ending to a great blog! Very appropriate choices for the cards.

Thank you for three great years.

You (and your excellent blog) will be missed.

~ Steve

Anonymous said...

What a way to go.

Travis M. Nelson said...

Excellent work Ben, always, and this even moreso.

Michael said...

Spectacular.

I linked to it too:

innocentsaccidentshints.blogspot.com

Jason said...

now ain't that something. a tip of the cap to you sir.

Pip said...

That is one of the most epic uses of photoshop I have ever seen! It was well done and quite frankly, frigging awesome!

capewood said...

Ben,

We're all going to miss you. Drop some comments once in a while so we know you're still out there.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Extremely clever, guys. A nice way to go out.

Good luck and happy holidays!

P.J. said...

Fantastic way to end it, Ben. Awesome. Love the Billy Ripken card.

LeRoy K. May. said...

wow i'm flabergasted. the choice of cards is not innocent like for those rose, mcgwire and bonds one.

really impressive.

Michael said...

Ben, thank you for the great years and for inspiring me to start my own blog: badwax.net.

Thanks again Ben you will be missed.

-Mike

83F said...

Great stuff! Good use of the faux autographs with the poem -- 82 Topps JR Richard! Also like the 88 Fleer Billy FF Ripken card! Thanks for the many hours you must've put toward this project.

Matt said...

Ben -- I am finally getting around to making these into a collage and I see there are some dup cards and some missing. Starting from the repeat of the 68 Allen through the Oscar Gamble.

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nice post

Ren said...

be sure to post a link here for when the book comes out!

mazisinthehall said...

This was/is terrific. The poem ain't bad, either, of course!

Dave R said...

Who is the suited gentleman superimposed on the Jeter card giving the hearty wave?

Anonymous said...

Ben,
Brilliant. Simply Brilliant. I've enjoyed your site immmensely.
Thanks for the ride,
Kerry Frankland

Joshua said...

Nooooo!!! I thought I found another great card Blog, but yet
I was too late. Great post but please don't end it. But do, at least, put in some small posts occasionally.
have you checked out the topps virtual cards?
Joshuathompsonm3@gmail.com

packaddict said...

This is the most enjoyable card blog post I've ever read! That was brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Come back, Ben. We miss you.

Dean said...

Great Job with Casey at Bat.

mybaseballcards said...

Nice play on the card names, I had never seen anything done with these cards that us collectors would be very familiar with. Nicely done in a funny way :)

Derek said...

Very fun reading. Love the Casey At Bat post.

Daily Freebies said...

Simply awsome!

Thanks for sharing!