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Semi-OT: Baseball Card Project gone?

Not long ago, there was a discussion of old baseball video games.  Over the many years since High Heat Baseball was released, I've hacked a lot of the graphics files for the game, customizing the stadium graphics, player pictures, etc. So the rosters and game stay dewy fresh over the years, maximizing baseball gaming goodness (although the centerfielder still runs through the wall in a few parks, etc...)

 

On and off, just for giggles, I fooled with making a 1954 version, and occasionally play games set in that period.  For player pictures I relied on this great baseball card collection:  Vintage Card Traders.  Over the years I've filled in most of the rosters and (although I haven't restored recently after a big crash a couple years ago) I think I've filled in pictures for everyone except the Philadelphia/KC A's and I think the Senators.

More recently I got the urge to try customizing a 1977-78 season, and started scanning in my old baseball cards to fill in player pictures.  But I didn't have every player depicted in the correct uniform (i.e. Giants with the orange-billed caps, Pirates in the black and yellow prison gear, etc.), and stumbled onto the Baseball Card Project.  This fabulous monster had entire collections of the cards scanned,  simply identified by card number and listed by team, and you can here see what it used to cover: Baseball Card Project.  The images were much smaller than my scans and easier to reformat for the High Heat graphic editor.

Unfortunately it now comes up as "Service Not Available", and the only contact info on the wayback machine is the email at the baseball card project domain.  I'm a few teams shy of finishing my 77 collection, and don't want to have to scan in hundreds more cards or trudge through ebay card by card to get the last few teams done. The archive says the site was last updated in Feb of 08, so I'm guessing it shut down or Topps sent them a cease and desist.  Which would stink.

Do any of you happen to know anything about this site?  Google, wikipedia, etc. have all been pretty unhelpful. I've found a couple of substitutes (like this), but nothing as simple to use as the Project.  Anyone?

If not, feel free to hijack with any baseball card-related memories you might have.  Not like you won't anyway.  Cretins.

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