Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cards that never were - 1955 Topps Richie Ashburn

I wanted to put up a quick post to direct your attention to Bob Lemke's Blog where he creates custom cards.

His latest project is Phillies Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn and the 1955 Topps Card that never existed. In 1955 Bowman and Topps were both fighting over the rights to produce cards of different players. Bowman had the rights to Ashburn in 1955 so there was no Topps Card.

Bob Lemke has remedied this situation. And has done very well - Giving careful attention to many minute details.

Bob goes into great detail as to the process involved in creating the card. It is an interesting read regardless if your a Phils fan or not and I am glad that Bob was good enough to share the card.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Very, very impressive.

He mentions a 1953 Topps Ashburn as well, but I couldn't find it anywhere on his blog.

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