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...

                                      What If there was a Ty Cobb card made in 1956....



  1. These are great, just great. Do you create card backs also?

    1. Thanks, and yes I make backs for the ones I like enough to print out for myself. I was considering a post in the future with examples and tips for creating card backs.