Wednesday, September 11, 2013

1966 Topps Dick Ellsworth - Error Card Corrected

In 1966 Topps used a photo of Ken Hubbs on Dick Ellsworth's card. Here is the corrected version that never was.  Using Ken Hubbs' photo was particularly haunting because Hubbs had been killed in an airplane crash two years earlier.

Ellsworth had 22 wins for the 7th place Cubs in 1963. In 1964 he was selected to the All Star team. But in 1966 he led the league with 22 losses. At the end of the season he was traded to the Phillies.


  1. Bravo!

    (Besides these great "cards that never were", there's a whole untapped cottage industry for "repairing" cards due to Topps' shoddy airbrushing from 1968-74!)

  2. Cubs Manager: Wow, Ellsworth is washed up! What should we do with him?

    Cubs GM: I'll deal him to the Phillies. After all, they took Bob Buhl and Larry Jackson in exchange for Fergie Jenkins!