A blog to discuss Digital Baseball Card Art in the form of Baseball cards that were never made.
What if Topps had issued a Mickey Mantle card in 1955...
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The missing 1953 Topps Baseball cards
The 1953 issue by Topps was the companies second major issue. It was numbered at 280 cards with six cards not released (253, 261, 267, 268, 271, 275), down from 407 cards in the 1952 set. The decrease in quantity was due to the competition between Topps and Bowman to sign ballplayers to exclusive contracts. The original artwork has been discovered for at least 5 of the missing 6 cards, but as I mentioned in a previous blog, there were well over 100 players included in the 1953 Bowman set and not in the Topps set.
Here is my take on a few of players not included in the 1953 Topps set:
Up next, I will present some All-Time Baseball Greats in the 1956 Topps format...