Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Mystery of the 1953 Topps Set

1953 Topps Missing Cards

The other day on his show, Keith Olbermann revealed the missing players from the 1953 Topps Baseball set that were not issued. The names were discovered by longtime collector and custom baseball card maker Bob Lemke. The players were Ken Wood, Joe Tipton, Harry Brecheen, Pete Castiglione, Billy Coc and Hoot Evers

 Here are my customs of the missing cards plus the backs I made for them

Harry Brecheen and Pete Castiglione

Billy Cox and Joe Tipton

Ken Wood and Hoot Evers

Since the Evers original artwork hasn't been found, I used the artwork for the 1952 Bowman card and changed him from a Detroit Tiger into a Boston Red Sox.

Here are other 1953s that there was artwork done but never issued

Richie Ashburn, Max Lanier and Jim Suchecki

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 19, 2014 Customs From Private and Public Signings

The following customs are from private signings or mail ins to show signings

Tom Sanders
was obtained through Doug Keating at Cardboard Promotions in MA. Doug is reliable and highly recommended.

Ben Oglivie, Gorman Thomas and Charlie Moore
were obtained through Mark Grunske of Waukesha Sports in WI.

All the following were obtained through Signatures4U in Florida...Thanks Lou

Choo Choo Coleman

Tracy Stallard

Joe Christopher

Chuck Goggin

Sammy Taylor

Bill Dailey

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014 Trying 1971 Great Moments Style Cards

It's been a while since I posted anything.....I had an arthroscopy for a torn meniscus in the knee and have been home from work for a month now so I had some time to play around with ideas.

1971 Style Great Moments..

I used to have this set many years ago and was always a favorite. After all the celebration regarding Lou Gehrig's speech anniversary last week, I did a few other "Great Moments" in the 1971 Topps Style. The only problem I have is trying to get the slanted lettering correct.

For the Aaron 715 card, I decided to use a color image instead of the black and white.