Thursday, July 16, 2020

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Sandy Koufax by Keith Shore -- #162

This is the Keith Shore card from Topps Project 2020 set. Some might call it glorious. Others may lament that it's childish and sophomoric. I just look at it and can't help but smile...

Why, exactly? I dunno.

Yes, it looks amateurish. Tony Frye at Hero Habit called Shore's Project 2020 cards, "classic modern in that it is clearly digital but appears to be done on Windows 95." He also writes that, "his critics say that their children could do art just as well — we all know that’s not true, your kid’s horse drawing looks like a Rorschach test — while fans of his work enjoy the simple design, bright colors, and youthful qualities of each character he creates."

And maybe that's it. This card, and nearly all of his other work for Topps, just makes me laugh -- with a giant grin that goes from ear to ear... And you know what, that's fine by me. Sure, I'm not likely to get it for myself, but I can't blame you if you do. In today's world maybe we need something like this.

Go here to check it out and order the card from Topps online. A complete checklist of all the cards in the set can be found here. The reverse of the card is on the right. 

If you're interested in learning more about Keith Shore then go to his Instagram: @keithashore.

Below is a current Sandy Koufax checklist of Topps Project 2020 cards with their corresponding artist and print runs. This is the ninth Koufax card creation to be released so far:

  • #2 -- Jacob Rochester -- (link here) 1,135 print run
  • #36 -- Oldmanalan -- (link here) 2,488 print run
  • #49 -- Andrew Thiel -- (link here) 2,149 print run
  • #79 -- Fucci -- (link here) 6,607 print run 
  • #89 -- Naturel -- (link here) 43,147 print run
  • #99 -- Tyson Beck -- (link here) 21,535 print run
  • #125 -- Joshua Vides -- (link here) 4,966 print run
  • #145 -- Ermsy -- (link here) 6,385 print run

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1 comment:

  1. I just don't think his art works on baseball cards. I've seen it in other mediums and it's fine. On cards, it looks childish, and maybe a little kid couldn't replicate that but he or she could get closer to that than any of the other artists' Project 2020 cards.


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