Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bob Lemke's Cool Custom Cards: Aug./Sept. 2009

New Feature: Bob Lemke’s Cool Custom Cards

We are proud (and thrilled!) to announce the addition of a new monthly feature to our e-Newsletter and blog ( called Bob Lemke’s Cool Custom Cards. A collector of bubblegum cards in the 1950s-1960s, Bob Lemke's hobby today is creating cards of current and former "players" in those "golden age" styles. He currently edits the vintage sections of the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards and maintains a hobby blog at

The 1952 Topps Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

In this initial installment of Bob Lemke’s Cool Custom Cards, we decided to display Bob’s "fictitious" custom design featuring two of the most popular entertainers who ever lived: a 1952 Topps card of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Why would Bob Hope and Bing Crosby appear on a Topps baseball card from the 1950s? Read the card's back to find out!

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