Thursday, March 26, 2020

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Sandy Koufax and Jackie Robinson Cards

Topps mysterious collaboration teased a few weeks back was officially unveiled yesterday and begins with a doozy. Available for a couple of days is an online exclusive Sandy Koufax card created by Hip Hop/Street Culture artist and musician Jacob Rochester. As you can see, the card is an homage to Sandy's 1955 Topps Rookie card. To the right is a look at the reverse of the card.

Project 2020 is an artistic collaboration with 20 different artist and pop culture influencers, and each of them will reinterpreting 20 different legendary Topps Baseball cards to create a massive 400 card set.

This first offering includes the Koufax card above and an Ichiro card created by famed jeweler Ben Baller.

You can order the Koufax card here. The Ichiro card is available here. Go here for a complete checklist.

Also made available this morning is a Jackie Robinson card created by Naturel and an incredible Mike Trout card created by Ermsy. You can order the Robinson card here and the Trout card here.

Below are brief biographies on the artist featured here:
  • Lawrence Atoigue, professionally known as Naturel, is an illustrative based artist who’s quickly emerged in today’s postmodern scene. His futuristic illustrations have successfully blended methods of Pop and Cubism with a surrealist vison. Instagram: @naturel
  • Jacob Rochester is what many may call an artist’s artist. The bi-coastal creative doesn’t just create wonderful illustrations, paintings and graphics, but Rochester also knows a thing or two about producing mesmerizing beats that can easily impress the most dedicated Hip Hop head. Instagram: @jacob_rochester
  • Ermsy Paris-based artist and illustrator Ermsy re-invents classic cartoon characters in his imaginative work. Ermsy’s graphic exploration of pop culture uses popular cartoons in the same way that graffiti writers use letters. Ermsy transports characters from their familiar cartoon universes and into his own topsy-turvy and smoke-filled world. Instagram: @ermsy
  • Ben Baller Did The Chain.” The LA-based DJ/Producer, actor, and world-renowned jeweler is well known for the extravagant, diamond-encrusted jewelry he creates. Baller’s long list of clients include Kanye West, Drake, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd and Mariah Carey. Instagram: @benballer

Mike Trout by Ermsy              Ichiro by Ben Baller

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