Friday, December 29, 2017

Lost In 2017: Part Two

Topps baseball, football, basketball, hockey, custom cards that never were

Part Two of RetroCards "Lost In 20017" continues with a cache of "cards that never were."  This entry picks up where Part One left off with some obscure sports players shown on cards you've never seen before as well as several beloved pop culture figures that are quite recognizable.  Here are the honorees from both posts:

Sports figures we lost in 2017: John Reaves, Babe Parilli, Gene Conely, Dave Stallworth, Y.A. Tittle, Connie Hawkins, Bernie Casey, J.C Caroline, Joe Fortunato, Dave Grayson, Johnny Robinson, Wayne Walker, Larry Grantham, Toby Kimball, Lee Maye, Don Baylor, Dave Stallworth, Yale Lary, Steve Jones, Danny Schock, Ken Gray, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, Tommy Nobis, Charley Hennigan, Pervis Atkins, Jerry Kindall, Ray Brown, Hal Bedsole, Ernie Fazio, Al Luplow, and Willie Townes.

TV & Pop Culture figures we lost in 2017: Patty Duetsch, Richard Anderson, Erin Moran, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, Adam West, Martin Landau, Stephen Furst, William Christopher, Mary Tyler Moore, David Cassidy, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Hefner, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, Richard Hatch, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Walter Becker, Tom Petty, Dick Gautier, Glen Campbell, Chuck Barris, Monte Hall, Jim Nabors, Robert Guillaume, Heather North, John Hillerman, Malcolm Young, Judge Joseph Wapner, Heather Menzies, & Rose Marie.


  1. This is a nice tribute. (You're right on top of things with Rose Marie and Al Luplow!)

    It's probably just a typo above, but the Reds' Lee May passed this year, not the Braves'/Indians' Lee Maye.

    Also the Eagles' Ben Hawkins (I may have commented about Ben a;ready in the previous post.)

  2. Regarding my comment yesterday about Lee May/Maye, I now see that you have the Braves' Lee Maye pictured in the card pile. He died in 2002.

  3. Ah..Ha!!! caught ya' - you made a goof (I believe). The Lee May(no e) that we lost in 2017 (7/29/17) was (aka The Big Bopper) a big righty 1st sacker for Cinn. & Baltimore who amassed 354 dingers between 1966 and 1982. You have instead shown in the lower left side of the Pt.2 illustration one Lee Maye, a fairly fleet outfielder who played for the Braves and 4 other MLB franchises between 1959 and 1971. Although this Lee maye did not have quite the career that the "Big Bopper" did, he also suplemented his MLB carrer by waxing some pretty good R&B and doo-wop sides. This particular Lee Maye "passed on " back in 2002. Nonetheless I am glad to see a "mock up" of his CTNW 1959 card, along with that of Gene Conley. All of that begs the question as to when you will finally release your 1959 Braves set which I am sure you have been planning for several years now. I have been looking at your site for quite some time now, however I have been unable to purchase anything. How about a P.O. box or an address for those of us who do not have the means beyond checks or money orders to procure "stuff" (I am on a library computer, and it will stifle any attempted c.c. transaction).

    1. You are absolutely correct on the Lee May error. Nice catch!

    2. The 1959 Baseball cards have been on the back burner for some time. Since we focus mostly on football, these posts and responses help me gauge interest in baseball. I have some Milwaukee Braves on my calendar but it has been a slow process. Stay tuned! You should be able to make purchases of the sets on the website. If you are having difficulties, there is an email address on the website that can use to contact us regarding ordering. ( Just leave your requests and address and we can contact you the old fashioned way if need be. We have accepted money orders in the past. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.