Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Cards That Never Were: Johngy Topps Volleyball 2021

Cards That Never Were is a recurring feature in which I create virtual trading cards for players missed in various sets over the years. It is a concept I have borrowed from far too many to list, but I appreciate all of their efforts. Many more of my creations, as well as a lot more from others, can be found in the Custom Baseball Cards Facebook group (and it's not just for baseball cards, despite the name).

Athletes Unlimited recently announced Topps will be producing a trading card set for the AU Volleyball 2021 season. I wrote more about that at Athletes Unlimited and Topps Partner for Volleyball Card Set for Global Women's Sports Radio.

Last year, Lynn from the Custom Baseball Cards FB group was kind enough to create an AU Softball card for me based on the Topps AU Softball set. Unfortn=unately (but not surprisingly), that card did not make the real set.

Earlier this week, Lynn was at it again, creating a card for me from the Topps AU Volleyball set. Lynn did a great job with a challenging design, which is beyond my PhotoShop skills.
Of course, I won't be included n any of the real sets, but it is cool to see a "card that might have been."