Friday, May 20, 2016

Jupiterhill

5 Years Later... I Still Miss The Macho Man!

On this date five years ago, the world lost a great wrestler.  He was a Man, a King, a Slim Jim pitchman, and actor, and the guy who wore the most colorful outfits.  Of course I'm talking about the Macho Man (once known as Macho King) Randy Savage.  The guy did it all, from all that I mentioned above to reading kids books and working to charities, to even releasing a rap album (I'm not advising running out and getting it, but hey, it was better than Hogan's).

Some people didn't know though that if things turned out differently, he could have been an MVP in another sport... a legit sport!  Randy was a hell of a baseball player.  Some people made custom cards of Mach, and I figured I would do the same.  So it gave me a reason to do something and its been a while since I made custom cards, so let's dig in..... OOOOOHHHHHH YEAH!


The only "card" I didn't add my logo too, this one didn't take much effort.  Someone posted a news article and this picture was included.  All I did was add space at the bottom, and redid his name and added his school and position.  This would actually look nice on a tobacco card I think.  Maybe I should seek out a blogger that makes legit cards and work out a deal.  I think it would be nice.

Here is the article just in case you want to look at it.


I like how they mentioned his dad in the article.

He did play in the minors for a while for a few teams, and many people have made some good cards.  I decided to try my had at it.  I think I could have done better, but I still like it.


This is another card I'd like to actually have.  I'm not good at adding color to cards, so maybe adding color would be nice, or I could grayscale what I added.  That might work better.  I should have made my logo a tad smaller, but I did kind of rush these.


Not really a card, but how could I pass up a Slim Jim chance?  I COULDN'T, I NEEDED A LITTLE EXCITEMENT!

Okay, let's see the wrestling ones.


I don't have any designs in mind when I make these, I just start working on something from scratch, but this does look like a Heritage type design.  It wasn't my intention, but its still good.


Another one that really isn't much of a card, but in ways it reminds me of the 1995 WCW Main Event cards.  They just seemed like pictures made into card shapes.  I was already a Savage fan by the time he jumped ship to WCW, but I was super happy because a year earlier or so I moved, and didn't get WWF anymore, and only got WCW, so I got to see him more.  However, I didn't get TNT, so I only got to see him on WCW Saturday Night and Clash of the Champions shows.  It held me over.


Once of the first cards I worked on, and didn't put much effort in it.  Sure it could be better, but I didn't want a border and had no ideas for it, so I went easy on it.


As you can tell, I didn't put a lot of thought in these.  I just picked pictures and made a few changes.  I should have made the black space a bit bigger at the top, but otherwise I really like how this turned out.  Logo could be a bit bigger, but not much.


I had no idea how to make this a card, but liked the picture.  So I made it more of a pinup design, but it still works.  I don't remember this when it happened, but I would have liked it just the same.

One final card to show this is a lot more recent.  I think its from 2008.


Maybe my best one, and I made it simple.  It was a photo from his wedding day and felt it kind of summed up what he became- a laid back guy who aged gracefully and didn't need to stay in the spotlight (ahem, HULKSTER!).  He was happy and that was all that mattered.

Oops, I got one more, but its not of Savage....


BONESAW'S READY!  I don't know why I own the Spiderman movies on DVD, but Macho Man is in the first one, so thats a good enough reason.

So before I close, I mentioned these before, but thought I'd show them again.  These are two action figures I have of him.  If I find more cheap, I'll likely get them.


My sister got this for me one Christmas, and was really happy she did.  BTW, not my scan, but still I own this one.


Again, I didn't scan this one, but its the same.  I bought this at a flea market last year I think, and was happy I found it.  Compared to his WWF run, I can't say I loved his WCW stuff, but still was happy to see him on TV each week.

So 5 years later, and it hurts as much as when I first heard he passed.  The difference now I guess is he is now enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame, if that really means anything anymore.  More respectable wrestling HOF's inducted him years ago.

Thanks for reading, I might do another wrestling one this weekend or Monday, and if I get in gear might do a special blog post, but it might not be ready in time, so I might hold off on it.  HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, OOOHHH YEAH!  DIG IT!

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Marc
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5/20/16, 6:51 PM delete

One of my all time favorites His ring work and mic skills were top notch. Hard to believe it's been five years already. Never would have guessed.

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Tony Burbs
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5/20/16, 10:19 PM delete

I truly though that first custom was a legitimate tobacco issue - nice work!

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Jason Presley
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5/21/16, 1:30 PM delete

Queue custom Macho Man "art" cards on eBay in 3...2...

Seriously, it's cool to see a couple more pictures of him from his baseball days.

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CrazieJoe
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5/21/16, 1:34 PM delete

I can't believe it has been five years already! Great article on an amazing wrestler.

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Jupiterhill
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5/21/16, 6:45 PM delete

It does seem like it was just yesterday. I told a friend last night I could watch his promos for hours. I might have even done that a couple times.

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Jupiterhill
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5/21/16, 6:46 PM delete

Thank you. I'm sure if I spent more than 10 minutes on it I could have made it better. If I dedicated more time to it and used something besides MS Paint, I could be dangerous.

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Jupiterhill
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5/21/16, 6:48 PM delete

I'm sure somebody could make better ones to sell than these, but you never know with ebay.

One thing I wanted to focus on was his playing days. Last time I looked him up, I couldn't find anything, so just finding a couple pictures was big for me.

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Jupiterhill
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5/21/16, 6:50 PM delete

Thank you. If it wasn't for the Macho Man I doubt I would have been as big of a wrestling fan as I am. I think whats missing today is characters like him. Not absurd, but just the right amount of seriousness and insanity to keep you guessing.

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