Sunday, October 15, 2017

Topps Bunt Cards That Never Were

I'm away on vacation, and got a strange text from my brother.  He told me to check out Topps Bunt today. What I saw was this:



I was totally blown away. I am shocked that anyone at Topps even knew this silly little blog existed. Much less create a digital insert set based on some of work that appeared here. 

They even utilized the same fonts I used for this blog on the backs of the cards:


Many of the cards Bunt created are similar to those in a final card Tribute Project which stemmed from an article I read in Sports Collector's Daily by Rich Klein. Here are a couple examples of Bunt's cards compared to cards I posted here:




To be quite honest, I always thought that if somebody from Topps ever stumbled across this blog, I would get a "cease and desist".  But this is way cooler. Thanks to the Bunt team!  You made an old collector very happy.





7 comments:

  1. Very cool! I hope they make some of your creations into real cards next.. like as inserts in Archives or something.

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  2. Wow - congratulations! That's some kind of recognition!

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  3. Great cards. Are there any 1957 cards for Gene Freese and Bobby Morgan? Glad to see you posting again. Hope this means you will be posting more often now.

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    1. I haven't ruled it out, but I just haven't had the time lately. I do have a backlog of half-finished ideas.

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  4. It's one of the coolest things on Bunt.

    When I saw the announcement, I dropped by your site but this post wasn't up yet. I thought it was a collaboration you had with Topps and am surprised that you were surprised :-)

    I wanted to message you but couldn't find a contact link so I ended up writing about it yesterday: 1975baseballcards.com/cards-that-never-were-and-topps-bunt

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    1. This caught me totally by surprise. I'm in Ireland right now and if my brother didn't text me about it, I would have never know.

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