Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Reese-Robinson paired on '53B custom card
In this space yesterday I unveiled my first effort at a custom card creation in the classic 1953 Bowman format.
I mentioned that it seemed a shame to remove Pee Wee Reese from the original photo. However, I was making a Jackie Robinson card so the Dodgers' captain was superfluous.
Still, making a multi-player card with both Reese and Robinson was not too much of a stretch. While there were no multi-player cards among the 64 original 1953 Bowman black-and-whites, there had been two in the earlier color series: Billy Martin-Phil Rizzuto, and Hank Bauer-Yogi Berra-Mickey Mantle.
My card of the Dodgers' double-play combo fits right into the '53 Bowman scheme.