Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year & Happy Birthday!

Happy New Year to one and all!  I hope everyone had a safe, fun celebration on NYE and January 1st.

Today, the 2nd, is big Birthday No. 2 for my little boy, Gabriel.  To celebrate, the Clubhouse Blog proudly presents Gabe's second-year Topps card.  This photo was snapped on Opening Day of the 2015 baseball season, when Gabe and I watched the Mets topple the Washington Nationals.

And, in case you were wondering, here's GK's Topps rookie...

This photo was snapped on the day of the Mets 2014 opener.  The little guy was only a few months old at the time.  The Mets lost to the Nationals that day, so it's probably a good thing Gabe doesn't remember.  I decided to go with the '87 design for his rookie, since that was the year that his old man started collecting!

Both cards are courtesy of and their Custom Card service.  I highly recommend it!  It was lots of fun to do and, if you wait for them to have super site-wide sale, it's not very expensive at all.

I've decided to get a Topps custom card made for every Mets Opening Day that my boy and I spend together.

Y'know, until he's a teenager and thinks it's dorky or embarrassing or something...



  1. That's really cool man. I may have to do this with my son.

  2. A very happy birthday to Gabe!

  3. Happy NY ,and B- Day :) Are they virtual? If not,You should have him sign one!

    1. They are real! They send you a pack of eight for each card. That way you can give a copy to the grandparents, etc. By the way, that is a good idea, Tone!

  4. Very cool (and sweet)! I think that will be your most valuable "complete set" yet!

  5. Awesome cards. I might gave to do this for my grandkids

  6. Just awesome! Happy birthday to Gabe!!!

  7. Thanks for all the nice comments and b'day wishes, everyone!