Monday, July 06, 2020

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Sandy Koufax by Ermsy -- #145

This Koufax card is wild.

The eighth Sandy Koufax Project 2020 card is now available and it was created by Paris based graffiti artist and graphic designer Ermsy. His work often re-imagines and deconstructs pop imagery and cartoon characters. Per Zio at The Hundreds:
“I love pop culture,” Ermsy explains, “and I love exploring it.” His graphic exploration of pop culture uses popular cartoons in the same way that graffiti writers use letters. “Using well-known characters provides me with a base point, a frame to work within,” he explains. “With graffiti, the idea is to pick some letters from the alphabet, then go crazy with them or do whatever you want. Everybody starts with the same base point, and that’s graffiti. My starting point is to use characters in my artwork.” From there, Ermsy transports the characters from their familiar cartoon universes and into his own topsy-turvy and smoke-filled world.
There is so much going-on in this new Koufax card. You've got everything from long stretched out arms like Mr. Fanastic from the Fantastic Four to smoke that spells out Sandy's last name. And let's just ponder the meaning of the batter swinging where Sandy's eyes are suppose to be. I'm both perplexed and intrigued at the same time.

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 Ermsy then go to his website here:, Instagram: @ermsy, and Facebook: @ermsy.

Below is a current Sandy Koufax checklist of Topps Project 2020 cards with their corresponding artist and print runs. This is the sixth 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

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