Friday, April 9, 2021

Contest Winners

First of all, thank you to all that commented on my latest contest.  I decided to send all of you both cards.  I really appreciate the regular followers of this blog, even though my posting is spotty at best.  So if you were one of those who posted a comment on my contest post, email me your address (ctnwblog@gmail.com) and I'll mail them out.  Thanks again!


If you like the cards, you can support my addiction by purchasing a pack (the link is in the right margin).  I also have individual cards from both packs available on eBay.  My seller name is ctnwblog_8.   Once, I get close to my break even point, I'll make another pack.

I am also working on a project now that will mean plenty of posts to come.  I've hinted at these before.  I'm making a lot of Cards That Never Were.  Once they're done, I'll be posting a few times a
week.  

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Series 2 Packs

 I was hoping to have these done by opening day.  I just barely made it.  Here is the second pack of physical cards from this blog.  This group is split between my "Barrier-Breakers" series and some of the baseball legends we lost this past year. I am selling these through this site only for $10.00 per pack plus $4.50 shipping. Please use the link:

py.pl/3Yh5Aw7VL9s

You can also buy them individually on eBay. My seller's name there is ctnwblog_8.


So, what's in each pack?


12 Cards That Never Were plus a special insert.


The insert card is a 1969 Joe Morgan Deckle.


All cards are professionally printed.


Front and Back.


The backs are formatted in a style consistent with their year.


The front of the cards are glossy.


The backs are not.


These are similar in look and feel to the Topps Archives cards.


This pack is made up of cards from my "Barrier-Breaker" series, featuring the first Black player on each team.


It also includes some legendary players that we lost this past year.


For those that wish to buy the cards individually,


They are currently available on eBay. 


My user name on eBay is ctnwblog_8.


Don't forget to comment on my give-away post for a chance to win a 1968 Gibson, or Seaver or BOTH!




Wednesday, March 31, 2021

My Second Give-Away

 I've got the cards ready for my second pack of physical cards from this blog.  For this pack I've decided to go with half cards from my "Barrier-Breakers" series and have from players we lost this past year.  

To commemorate the new set I'll be giving away two cards.  In a bit of a twist, the cards I'll be giving away are NOT my design.  If you remember from some of my old posts, Tom Seaver and Bob Gibson both tried to pull the same prank back in 1968.  Both righties posed as lefties for the 1968 Topps set. Their cards made it onto the proof sheet but not into the actual release of the set.  I cleaned the cards up a bit, made my own back, and they'll be included in my second pack.  All the other cards in the pack ARE my design, I promise.


This time I'll pick 15 winners. The first five, will get BOTH cards, the next ten will get either Seaver or Gibson.  Just leave a comment below and tell me which card you prefer and I will try to honor it. 5 will get Seaver and 5 will get Gibson and 5 will get both.  I will be running the same contest on Twitter @CardsThatNever, so there will be a total of 30 chances to win.


I'll pick the winners next week.  The packs will be ready to order soon.  As before, the packs will be available to purchase through PayPal for $10 + $4.50 postage.  Individual cards will only be available through eBay under my seller name: ctnwblog_8.  Packs will be sold there as well, but for a slightly higher cost to cover the fees.


Good luck in the contest, don't forget to include "Seaver" or "Gibson" in your comment.  I can't promise but I will try to get the winners their preferred card.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Series 1 Packs ****SOLD OUT****

***Look for Series 2 coming very soon.***

Individual cards are still available on eBay, my seller name is ctnwblog_8. 

As I said, set 2 is coming soon.  Cards are currently at the printer.  There will be 12 cards, half from my "Barrier-Breakers" series, half will be superstars that had recently passed away. Plus there will be another insert card. If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen a spoiler or two.

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As promised, I now have packs of physical Cards That Never Were.  I am selling these through this site only for $10.00 per pack plus $4.00 shipping. Please use the link:

py.pl/3Yh5Aw7VL9s

You can also buy them individually on eBay. My seller's name there is ctnwblog_8.


So, what's in each pack?


12 Cards That Never Were plus an insert Card That Wasn't and of course, Bazooka bubble gum.


The insert card is a 1969 Nolan Ryan Deckle.


All cards are professionally printed.


Front and Back.


The backs are formatted in a style consistent with their year.


The front of the cards are glossy.


The backs are not.


These are similar in look and feel to the Topps Archives cards.


I hope you enjoy these cards,


As much as I did making them.


For those that wish to buy the cards individually,


They are currently available on eBay. 


My user name on eBay is ctnwblog_8.



Monday, March 15, 2021

Barrier Breakers: 1955 Elston Howard - New York Yankees

 


My final Barrier-Breaker card is a 1955 Topps Elston Howard of the Yankees.  He debuted in April of 1955 and played for the Yankees from 1955-1967 when he was traded to the Red Sox. He finished his career in Boston in 1968. He was a twelve-time all star and the 1963 AL MVP.  He did have a Bowman card in 1955 but not a Topps card.  Oddly, he also had a card in the 1994 Topps Archives set depicting him as a "1954 Prospect".  But to my knowledge, this is the only 1955 Topps card of Elston Howard.



He had been in the Yankees system since 1950 after they purchased him from the Kansas City Monarchs.  When he came up with the Yankees, he spent most of his time in the outfield.  Future Hall of Famer and three-time MVP, Yogi Berra caught most games with the Yanks until 1960. Howard took over and earned Gold Gloves behind the plate in 1963 and 1964.