Monday, January 30, 2012

Type Site: Cards That Never Were (and Don Schwall)

For the last several months, baseball blog Cards That Never Were has riffed on the 1975 Topps MVP subset (#189-212) with custom "Rookies of the Year" that count up from Topps' 1951 debut year. Compare an original pair of Topps MVPs...

1975 Topps #199, 1961 MVPs its latest Rookies of the Year post for 1961.

Cards That Never Were, 1961 Rookies of the Year

This 1961 version caught my eye because Don Schwall also appeared on my very first card from the 1960s, not something a young collector soon forgets.

1965 Topps #362, Don Schwall

Man, that's just so old, right? At least it used to seem that way before I turned over a few decades myself. These days, 1965 seems well within the bounds of youthful exuberance.

Thanks to Cards That Never Were for this trip down memory lane and find more great work in its series of custom 1975 Topps cards.

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