Thursday, January 21, 2010

Topps Cards That Never Were Gallery

Hey Topps! If for some bizarre reason you see this, insert set...

14 comments:

MattR said...

That would be one heck of an insert set. How about 1975 Juan Marichal?

PunkRockPaint said...

Phinding good photos is always a challenge, isn't it.

Here are a few I made a while back:

http://punkrockpaint.blogspot.com/2008/11/shoulda-been-sundays-card-1.html

http://punkrockpaint.blogspot.com/2008/11/shoulda-been-sundays-card-2.html

http://punkrockpaint.blogspot.com/2008/12/shoulda-been-sundays-card-4.html

http://punkrockpaint.blogspot.com/2008/12/shoulda-been-sundays-card-5.html

Brett said...

Have you done any other Musial cards?

Anonymous said...

I would think the 1956 Musial would be the biggest hit of all.

Another one that got left out of TWO card sets was Billy Martin in 1955. Started the season in the service ... no baseball card picture in Spring Training.

Dave said...

The Jim Palmer is my favorite!

Stack said...

These would have been nice:

1982 Topps Ryne Sandberg w/Philly
1981 Topps Tim Wallach (even just included w/Raines on the tri/rookie)
1985 Topps OLY Will Clark, B.J. Surhoff, Barry Larkin
1983 Topps Traded Mattingly
1977 Topps Reggie with the Orioles

Will said...

These are money in the bank. PunkRockPaint is on point, too -- both of your '77 Aarons are works of art. But all due respect to Stack, this isn't about pre-fame (rookie) cards. It's about the FINAL card of a great player's career, all too often left out by Topps because the retirement was already announced.

That said, Schmidt should be glad he didn't have to be a part of that gnarly '90 set...

Will said...

And if you're logging requests, here are two deserving ones, if a little on the solemn side: A '79 Lyman Bostock, and an '80 Thurman Munson.

talkcat10 said...

musial, ted williams, maury wills. all of their missing cards would be great.

Anonymous said...

[IMG]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t389/lundehund44/bouton.jpg[/IMG]

Hope this works...

Anonymous said...

hmm...well then let's try this...

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t389/lundehund44/bouton.jpg

Joe Average Card Collector said...

How about a Carlton Fisk 1972 Rookie card by himself, not the three face card. Great stuff man!

Bo said...

When I was 9 years old and buying packs of 1959 Topps I kept looking for 2 players - Ted Williams and Vinegar Bend Mizell. When I got older I found out about the Fleer contract that necessitated Ted's exclusion, but what about Mizell? Why no '59 card? Would sure love to see your version.

Mike Piro said...

I love that you did this. I was so upset there was no 1990 Schmidt, no 80 Munson, no 80 Brock... I actually almost wrote an article to Beckett urging Topps to make sure they printed a "final" issue of retiring stars. Topps always wants to be current, but so many players deserved that tribute card with their final complete career stats on the back. Well done.

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