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TimCarrollArt 11-15-2015 05:22 PM

Cut junk era commons = most iconic cards ever
 
Thanks to everyone here at Net54 for taking the time to view and comment on my previous posts regarding my artwork. I anticipate finishing several pieces over the next few months, so instead of starting a separate thread...I'll just update this one.

6.5 years of doing this, and I have finally completed my first Babe - this 1933 Goudey. This was a commission and is not available. 22"x 26.5". Cut baseball cards.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4235/...6df5f267_b.jpg


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4261/...3aabc463_b.jpg

TimCarrollArt 11-15-2015 05:28 PM

Here's one I finished several days ago Again, commission work that's not available. 1956 Topps Clemente; 28"x 20". Cut baseball cards.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4041/...8c86a874_b.jpg

Iron Horse 11-15-2015 05:35 PM

As usual wow!
Your work keeps getting better and better. The Babe is amazing!
Looking forward to the next piece which you'll be completing in 2016 for me. That makes it #2 for me.
Congrats, and keep posting them.
Ruben

khkco4bls 11-15-2015 06:28 PM

Love these. Remarkable

Jay Wolt 11-15-2015 11:11 PM

Tim, love your work, so cool on so many levels

gypsyking13 11-15-2015 11:51 PM

Fantastic work. Honestly can't decide which I like better.

TimCarrollArt 11-16-2015 10:51 AM

Thanks, everyone! Ruben, I am looking forward to giving Gehrig a roommate.;)


Tim

Leon 11-17-2015 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by TimCarrollArt (Post 1473713)
Thanks, everyone! Ruben, I am looking forward to giving Gehrig a roommate.;)


Tim

Great stuff Tim!! I took the liberty of copying this from another section so more folks can enjoy it. Take care and good luck.

ILTBOC2 11-17-2015 09:52 AM

Simply put, fantastic!!

TimCarrollArt 11-17-2015 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Leon (Post 1473714)
Great stuff Tim!! I took the liberty of copying this from another section so more folks can enjoy it. Take care and good luck.

Thank you, Leon....much appreciated!

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Originally Posted by ILTBOC2 (Post 1473737)
Simply put, fantastic!!

Thank you!


Even when I'm sick I can't put them away.

Here are a couple of Mantles that I recently completed:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4065/...7c09f10f_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4208/...29ebf371_z.jpg

bnorth 11-17-2015 06:12 PM

The quality of your recent pieces is simply outstanding. Thank you for sharing them.

TimCarrollArt 11-17-2015 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by bnorth (Post 1473909)
The quality of your recent pieces is simply outstanding. Thank you for sharing them.

Thank you, Ben. I feel like I am achieving my goal of getting better as time goes on. I learn something new from each one that helps me with the next.


Tim

cdn_collector 11-17-2015 08:26 PM

Man those are good.

The face on that 51B Mantle is especially impressive.

Nice work!

Cheers,

Richard.

Eric72 11-17-2015 08:38 PM

Tim,

The piece I received from you is absolutely amazing. You, sir, are a true artist. Best of luck with all of your future endeavors.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Eric

mrmopar 11-17-2015 11:25 PM

Tim,

I regret more and more not commissioning a piece from you via The Bench early on before you were famous!! I think that Babe is my favorite so far, especially since I have yearned to own one since I was a kid.

tab 11-17-2015 11:50 PM

WOW!!! Really great work!

kkkkandp 11-18-2015 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by TimCarrollArt (Post 1473707)
Thanks to everyone here at Net54 for taking the time to view and comment on my previous posts regarding my artwork. I anticipate finishing several pieces over the next few months, so instead of starting a separate thread...I'll just update this one.

6.5 years of doing this, and I have finally completed my first Babe. This was a commission and is not available. 22"x 26.5". Cut baseball cards.

These are just awesome! I wish I had that kind of talent.

Hell, I wish I had some kind of talent! :D

TimCarrollArt 11-18-2015 12:59 PM

Thank you Richard, Travis, and Kevin!

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Originally Posted by Eric72 (Post 1473962)
Tim,

The piece I received from you is absolutely amazing. You, sir, are a true artist. Best of luck with all of your future endeavors.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Eric

Hi Eric: Great to hear from you. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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Originally Posted by mrmopar (Post 1474001)
Tim,

I regret more and more not commissioning a piece from you via The Bench early on before you were famous!! I think that Babe is my favorite so far, especially since I have yearned to own one since I was a kid.

Thanks, Curt! I think the eye-opening part for me has been the amount of knowledge I have gained since I started. I am not talking art-wise, I'm talking about cards. I called myself a 25+ year collector. I started doing these pieces, made my way to this site, and realized just how little I knew. I'm still learning about sets I never knew existed that are popular with advanced collectors. Talking with these collectors and learning about these sets has been a real treat.

Buythatcard 11-18-2015 01:06 PM

Tim, Great work. How many cards did you have to cut for the Babe Ruth picture?

hoot-owl 11-18-2015 06:22 PM

Simply spectacular!

TimCarrollArt 11-18-2015 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Buythatcard (Post 1474100)
Tim, Great work. How many cards did you have to cut for the Babe Ruth picture?

Thanks! I am unsure of the exact amount, as I no longer count like I did when I first started these. On average, one uses about 1,200-1,600 cards. I have been a bit more efficient by working on several pieces at once. I am able to use several parts of some cards for different pieces.

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Originally Posted by hoot-owl (Post 1474191)
Simply spectacular!

Thank you!

TimCarrollArt 11-18-2015 07:36 PM

Just finished this tonight. I made this one as a tribute to day back in 1990 when my father took me to the dentist. We talked baseball with Dr. Wheeler, and he told me to come back and get some cards that he no longer wanted. It was a shoebox with a partial set of '72 Topps. The cards were/are MINT - they looked like they were just pulled from packs. This Nolan was the highlight of the lot. My dad and I sold it and the Rose a while later, but I still have the rest. I have already picked up a decent graded copy of the Ryan. I'll complete the set someday.

This one is 20"x28" and is one of the toughest geometrical designs I have ever completed.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4017/...3d80e782_b.jpg

oldjudge 11-18-2015 07:41 PM

Great work Tim! Every day I enjoy seeing Cap and King.

PolarBear 11-18-2015 08:27 PM

First class art, outstanding!

Peter_Spaeth 11-18-2015 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by oldjudge (Post 1474221)
Great work Tim! Every day I enjoy seeing Cap and King.

Go for three.

Iron Horse 11-19-2015 12:27 AM

That Ryan is very impressive. Keep posting them here as you are done. It's always a treat to see your work.

oldjudge 11-19-2015 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Peter_Spaeth (Post 1474234)
Go for three.

Great idea Peter. I wish I had more wall space.

ullmandds 11-19-2015 05:25 AM

that ryan is awesome!!!!!!

TimCarrollArt 11-19-2015 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by oldjudge (Post 1474221)
Great work Tim! Every day I enjoy seeing Cap and King.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PolarBear (Post 1474231)
First class art, outstanding!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peter_Spaeth (Post 1474234)
Go for three.

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Originally Posted by Iron Horse (Post 1474285)
That Ryan is very impressive. Keep posting them here as you are done. It's always a treat to see your work.

Thanks everyone! Jay, we need to get you a bigger office.:)

Tim

Paul S 11-19-2015 07:01 AM

Tim, This has become one of my favorite threads: I get excited:eek: when I see your latest posts. All are great - I love that 56 Clemente...seems like that card was just meant for you. And, that Smilin' Mick Dan-Dee! And much thanks for the hi-res close-up on the Ryan. - Paul

ullmandds 11-19-2015 07:21 AM

Again Tim...A-mazing work! And I love my e95 cobb you made for me! Your work reminds me of chuck close.

z28jd 11-19-2015 08:04 AM

I read on Facebook that you had about 250,000 commons and didn't need anymore right now when someone offered them up. I hope someday you will need more because these works are great to look at!

TimCarrollArt 11-19-2015 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul S (Post 1474308)
Tim, This has become one of my favorite threads: I get excited:eek: when I see your latest posts. All are great - I love that 56 Clemente...seems like that card was just meant for you. And, that Smilin' Mick Dan-Dee! And much thanks for the hi-res close-up on the Ryan. - Paul

Thank you, Paul. The 50's selection has been very kind to me. I have worked the '52 Bowman Musial, '54T Aaron, '55T Clemente, '56 Clemente, '51B Mays, '51B Mantle, and that DanDee Mantle. I'm currently working on others from the '50's as well. I agree - the designs and portraits from these cards lend themselves to being prime candidates for what I do.

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Originally Posted by ullmandds (Post 1474310)
Again Tim...A-mazing work! And I love my e95 cobb you made for me! Your work reminds me of chuck close.

Thanks, Pete! Can't believe that is still the only Cobb card piece I have done. I'm sure one of those T206's or the Cracker Jack is on the horizon. As for Chuck Close, he is definitely an inspiration to my work. I first saw his self-portraits in an Art Education class from a local community college way back when. Good stuff.

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Originally Posted by z28jd (Post 1474325)
I read on Facebook that you had about 250,000 commons and didn't need anymore right now when someone offered them up. I hope someday you will need more because these works are great to look at!

250K is is an extremely close estimate (from counting 5K & 3500 ct boxes). When I moved to Conway, SC, a former shop owner heard about what I was doing and offered up his surplus. That makes up of roughly half my inventory. I had another local ask if I wanted his cards about a year ago. He understood the era in which they were printed. I gained another 60-65K that day. I still purchase commons if I need specific colors - especially the boxed sets like TTraded or Donruss "Rookies". Those purchases are few and far between.

z28jd 11-20-2015 11:32 AM

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This is just my strange idea but with so many cards produced from that era, have you ever thought about making a piece of a specific card, using only that card? I know the others are iconic cards and you would want the subject to be popular so that might affect the price of getting the cards, but something like an 88 Donruss minor star would cost almost nothing to get, probably could get it through donations like that Tim Wallach collector.

I might try to get 1500 Casey Candaele cards just in case I want my own piece someday

Leon 11-22-2015 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by TimCarrollArt (Post 1474304)
Thanks everyone! Jay, we need to get you a bigger office.:)

Tim

I bought a few oil paintings from a gallery once. I told the owner I was building a house. He said I should consider one without windows. :)

TimCarrollArt 11-29-2015 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by z28jd (Post 1474629)
This is just my strange idea but with so many cards produced from that era, have you ever thought about making a piece of a specific card, using only that card? I know the others are iconic cards and you would want the subject to be popular so that might affect the price of getting the cards, but something like an 88 Donruss minor star would cost almost nothing to get, probably could get it through donations like that Tim Wallach collector.

I might try to get 1500 Casey Candaele cards just in case I want my own piece someday

I had one gentleman consider, from the same exact set, the Diamond King Andre Dawson made from only Diamond King Dawsons. We talked, but decided that it would take many more copies than a piece normally takes (due to smaller amounts of specific colors. It would definitely be a challenge!

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Originally Posted by Leon (Post 1475327)
I bought a few oil paintings from a gallery once. I told the owner I was building a house. He said I should consider one without windows. :)

I may be a bit biased, but I think that is amazing advice!:)


Here is one I should have finished in the next couple of days - I am unsure yet if/when I want to let it go:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...pskydvdtas.jpg

curch 11-30-2015 06:42 AM

That is totally crazy! What INCREDABLE work!

TimCarrollArt 11-30-2015 07:51 PM

A little bit of cleanup work and tiny touch ups, and this one will be ready to hang on the wall. Approximately 20"x 28". Cut junk era cards.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psjs1on6lw.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps0o75bba6.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...psjb7ksifm.jpg

jbhofmann 11-30-2015 09:03 PM

Darren Rovell called you one of the most talented sports artists just a bit ago on Twitter.

I'd expect to hear from people soon....he's a pretty powerful player on Twitter.

GasHouseGang 12-01-2015 12:28 AM

I had an idea for a future project. Maybe you could do a card and make it look like it was in a graded holder. Something iconic, like the PSA 8 Wagner comes to mind. Just a thought.

jason.1969 12-01-2015 12:59 AM

A funny twist would be to flip this approach around by cutting up valuable vintage cards to create a 1989 Upper Deck Jerome Walton RC. Okay, kidding of course! Love your stuff!

TimCarrollArt 12-01-2015 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jbhofmann (Post 1477558)
Darren Rovell called you one of the most talented sports artists just a bit ago on Twitter.

I'd expect to hear from people soon....he's a pretty powerful player on Twitter.

I woke today to find many, MANY more emails than I am used to receiving. This definitely explained it! To have anyone - and I mean anyone - to rank my work with some of the guys in the sports art business that we all enjoy....it's a powerful thing for the confidence!

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Originally Posted by GasHouseGang (Post 1477579)
I had an idea for a future project. Maybe you could do a card and make it look like it was in a graded holder. Something iconic, like the PSA 8 Wagner comes to mind. Just a thought.

I've always wondered if I could get PSA to special order a custom holder with enlarged flip to encase one of my pieces (I would want the '52 Mantle done this way). I would display it on an easel rather than hang it. If anyone knows someone within the PSA ranks that can make this happen......pretty please?:)

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Originally Posted by jason.1969 (Post 1477581)
A funny twist would be to flip this approach around by cutting up valuable vintage cards to create a 1989 Upper Deck Jerome Walton RC. Okay, kidding of course! Love your stuff!

Oh, the cards I once traded for a Jerome Walton '89 UD (along with a Dwight Smith from the same set)! I would be run out of town for this type of project, lol.

jason.1969 12-01-2015 08:41 AM

PSA would have to note that your Mantle is trimmed!

ullmandds 12-01-2015 09:12 AM

Much better chance of making one with a 3-D printer !

I've always wondered if I could get PSA to special order a custom holder with enlarged flip to encase one of my pieces (I would want the '52 Mantle done this way). I would display it on an easel rather than hang it. If anyone knows someone within the PSA ranks that can make this happen......pretty please?:)

jbhofmann 12-01-2015 11:03 AM

I'd think Joe would love to slab your Mantle for publicity purposes.

baztacula 12-01-2015 01:08 PM

What about building a GIGANTIC bicycle out of pieces of scrap metal and then putting your '52 Cut Junk Mantle in the spokes. Sorta like this...

http://www.thinkbluela.com/wp-conten...Degerstrom.jpg


That would make the ultimate display.

TimCarrollArt 12-01-2015 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jason.1969 (Post 1477622)
PSA would have to note that your Mantle is trimmed!

I'm thinking more like "Gem Mint 10", lol.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbhofmann (Post 1477666)
I'd think Joe would love to slab your Mantle for publicity purposes.

Maybe he and I can make something work for both of us.

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Originally Posted by baztacula (Post 1477707)
What about building a GIGANTIC bicycle out of pieces of scrap metal and then putting your '52 Cut Junk Mantle in the spokes. Sorta like this...

http://www.thinkbluela.com/wp-conten...Degerstrom.jpg




That would make the ultimate display.

Love it. True ART.

Tim

TimCarrollArt 12-28-2015 08:19 PM

Hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays! Being a teacher, the 2 week break gives me a chance to spend some extended hours at the drafting table. Just finished this '53 Topps Jackie. I have some commission pieces that should be finished in the upcoming months (a couple of Walter Johnsons and a 54 Bowman Furillo, just to name a few). Have a Happy New Year!


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4025/...c2d069b4_z.jpg

Iron Horse 12-29-2015 09:53 AM

Amazing as usual Tim. Looking forward to seeing the ones mentioned.
Happy New Year

TimCarrollArt 07-05-2016 11:38 AM

I've finished a few over the last few months, but this is the first that is relevant to this thread. Happy to have finished my first Walter Johnson. 1908 Rose Postcard; Cut Baseball Cards; 18"x 30"; Private Collection.

Will be finishing more commissions in the next few weeks: another WaJo, a Craig Biggio, a Carl Furillo, and a 1953 Topps Mantle.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4053/...84505108_z.jpg


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