Saturday, January 4, 2014

30 Tribute Card Project - Part 3

I am continuing on with the 30 tribute card project I started based on  this article on the Sports Collectors Daily website. In my last post, I was able to check 5 more off the list ( numbers 5,6,11,13 and 14) with cards created by other people on the web.

     The #16 card on the list give us the first repeat offender. White Sox Cards made this tribute card of Rocky Colavito. Colavito's last Topps card was a 1968 hat-less White Sox card that looks suspiciously like his 1964 hat-less K.C. Athletics card. Although he barely hit his weight on the Yankees, this seems a more fitting last card for a 9 time All Star.

  #19 comes from Punk Rock Paint which is just chock full of custom card goodness. Beyond just baseball cards, this site has produced cards from Star Wars, Lost, The Big Lebowski, etc. This Drysdale tribute comes from his "Shoulda Been" series.

   This Maury Wills tribute card was created for the Garvey-Cey-Russell-Lopes blog and is #21 on the list. What is even cooler is that the blogger sent his tribute card off the Maury Wills and got it back signed.

    Another repeat offender Dick Allen Hall of Fame gives us #22 on the list. This is another one of those cards that I has several versions to choose from. Mays actually had a card in the 1974 Topps set, but it was a World Series card, not regular issue.

    Just as there were several Willie Mays tribute cards, there were also several for #23 on the list, 1977 Topps Hank Aaron. This particular one comes from Punk Rock Paint again. Among other reasons, I had to give this one the nod for the choice of photography. It was "borrowed" from Steve's Baseball Photography Pages, an absolute favorite of mine.

  Here is the list so far. The Black X represents cards produced by Topps, The red X represents those made by other baseball card geeks:

1.       1952 Joe DiMaggio X
2.       1956 Ralph Kiner
3.       1957 Bob Feller X
4.       1957 Phil Rizzuto
5.       1957 Jackie Robinson X
6.       1961 Ted Williams X
7.       1962 Jackie Jensen
8.       1964 Stan Musial X
9.       1964 Early Wynn
10.   1965 Duke Snider
11.   1966 Yogi Berra X
12.   1966 Warren Spahn 
13.   1967 Sandy Koufax X
14.   1967 Robin Roberts X
15.   1968 Whitey Ford
16.   1969 Rocky Colavito X
17.   1969 Roger Maris 
18.   1969 Eddie Mathews
19.   1970 Don Drysdale X
20.   1972 Ernie Banks X
21.   1973 Maury Wills X
22.   1974 Willie Mays 
23.   1977 Hank Aaron X
24.   1977 Frank Robinson 
25.   1978 Brooks Robinson 
26.   1978 Jim Wynn
27.   1980 Lou Brock
28.   1980 Thuman Munson 
29.   1984 Johnny Bench 
30. 1984 Carl Yastrzemski 

To be Continued......

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea, are any of these available to purchase?