Design based on: 1974 Topps #31 - Preston Gomez MG
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Breitbard was a classmate of baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams at Hoover High School and has remained one of Ted’s closest friends. Bob played football at Hoover High School and San Diego State, taught and coached at Hoover, and was the Aztec’s volunteer head coach in 1945, re-establishing the football program after World War II.
He went into business and was longtime president of California Linen Supply, but sports was always his passion. In 1946, he established the Breitbard Athletic Foundation. The program continues to honor local high school, amateur and professional sports stars-our hometown heroes of the past, present and future. The Foundation developed into the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Breitbard was also one of the early members, and remains on the board of the Greater San Diego Sports Association, which has become the San Diego International Sports Council. That group of civic-minded businessman helped build San Diego Stadium, bring the Chargers and major-league Padres to town, establish and support the Holiday Bowl and other first-class sports events and facilities.
Breitbard was the driving force behind the building of the San Diego Sports Arena and the owner of it’s original tenant, the Gulls of the Western Hockey League, and later the Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He was a respected member of the Board of Governors of both leagues.
In addition to serving on many civic and charitable boards, including Sharp Hospital and the President’s Circle of the Salk Institute, Breitbard remains a patron of the arts and a champion of sports as part of San Diego’s culture. He exemplifies the philosophy that being a real contributor to the community involves giving of yourself as well as your means.
Monday, April 27, 2009
I have attempted this effect before in MS Paint. It turns out pretty cool. You can see a little bit in the upper right hand corner of my blog header. The original card is the Alex Woodard from the 2008 PunkRockPaint San Diego Artists card set. It looked a little like this:
Saturday, April 25, 2009
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Can anyone help me with researching this set?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Monday, April 13, 2009
1986 Topps Woolworth - Mr. T #76
1986 Topps Traded - Chuck Norris #133
The Creation of Matt Wieters
... as imagined by PunkRockPaint
From Goose Joak:
"Mr. T and Chuck Norris got in a fight on May 21, 1986. They eyed each other for 23 hours; neither one blinked.
No one is sure who made the first move, but in the 24th hour of the standoff they both attacked. Mr. T's gold ring studded punch connected with Chuck Norris' round-house kick. The resulting explosion destroyed every living thing within a 20 mile radius... and created Matt Wieters."
Hmmm... This one really needs an illustration.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
I remembered reading a "how I broke the code" post he wrote before I even pulled my first code card. I love puzzles, word games, and codes, so it was totally fascinating to me. Way beyond my skills, but fascinating.
I recently read a cool post by Jay Bee Anama on his always great bdj10's Topps Card Blog. He had a good experience dealing with "the codebreaker." I decided to drop the guy an email, congratulating him on his upcoming card. I let him know I could have saved him a lot of time and effort. If he wanted a card THAT bad, I would have made him one.
Turns out he's a pretty nice guy. He likes the punkrockification process that we apply to cards here at PunkRockPaint. We decided to work out a little trade. He's gonna send me an autographed code ad. I sent him the un-pixelated versions of the cards below:
1977 Topps - Jason Wong Code Breaker #662
We decided to save visage of the mystery man until the release of Topps' Allen & Ginter 2009.