Thursday, July 31, 2014

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


  1. Can I buy a copy of these missing cards?

  2. The Ken Wood and Hoot Evers cards are mis-numbered (should be #261 and #267 respectively). Have you ever corrected this?

  3. Are these cards available for purchase?

  4. Any chance of getting these 6 cards to add to my '53 reprint collection?