I have made several custom cards in the past, one including tricky Nixon and the other of the famous Lucy of Dinged Corners.
I never tried to print these out until the idea for my Mom's Christmas gift popped into my head. She is a loyal Stats-on-the-Back reader and a lover of all things family! My gift was a wax pack of 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter's Mosley Edition. (Feel free the click on each image to check out the Stats on the Back!)
Here's the wrapper image. (Only 4 cards to a pack. Must be a super-high end product!)
Card #1 - My Dad (back in his coaching days)
My wife, the real photoshopper of the house, would like you all to know that she removed an umpire's head on the right of this image and replaced it with a shadow. My dad coached baseball for many years. (For all you UNC or USFL fans out there, he convinced Kelvin Bryant to play baseball in high school.)
Card #2 - My Brother (in the on-deck circle)
My brother was the king of all our wiffle ball games when we were kids. I was no slouch myself.
Card #3 - Me (no good little league photos and I was better at tennis!)
Just to explain the German reference, I was pummeled by a German exchange student named Dirk Schimmel. Earlier in the year, he scored a goal from midfield against our soccer team.
Card #4 - My Niece (the snacks are mightier than the goals!)
The uniforms and the snacks are what she loves most about soccer. I agree, uniforms and snacks are WAY more fun than soccer!
I actually printed these out and mounted them on those thick decoy cards. I must admit, they look pretty good.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to my Mom and everyone out there!