This Great Game 1960s

Helmar continues to delight as the This Great Game franchise roars into the 1960’s! This can only be described as a startling, groundbreaking issue. This Great Game, the 1960’s takes no prisoners—every effort has been made to leave collectors in awe. This is no overstatement. Sanjay Verma, master of the gouache miniature, returns to create more of his special brand of magic with the player portraits. The front card design has been carefully crafted to have that familiar 1960’s feel—without being a stogy derivative of graphic roads thoroughly mined. Player selection is typically Helmar in that the nearly forgotten are celebrated alongside immortals. What is possible with card backs, normally designed as after-thoughts, have been completely reimagined in a way that makes them just as important as the fronts.  The formation of the backs recognizes that the 1960’s were of time of upset, re-thinking, revolt. In art we celebrated (or endured) Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, among many others. But what did we tack up on our walls? Black light posters—gaudy, bold and scandalous.  And fuzzy. They encapsulate the 60’s perfectly and Helmar is the first to ever bring this to our hobby. This series isn’t just imaginative—it is visionary!



Card # Player (Click on Name for Player Bio!) Position / Stance Team Thumbnail Picture Active Auction
#   1Reichardt, RickBat on shoulderCalifornia Angels no picture
#   2Giusty, DaveIn set positionHouston Astros no picture
#   3FOX, NellieLeaning on batHouston Colt .45s no picture
#   4Belinsky, BoTop of wind-upLos Angeles Angels no picture
#   5Wagner, LeonClose batting poseLos Angeles Angels no picture
#   6Chance, DeanBlue sky, no buildingsLos Angeles Angels no picture
#   7Chance, DeanBuildings in backgroundLos Angeles Angels no picture
#   8MORGAN, JoeEnd of swing, looking at cameraHouston Astros no picture
#   9Howard, FrankBat pointing toward viewerWashington Senators no picture
#  10Alley, GeneBat up; batting helmetPittsburgh Pirates no picture
#  11Clendenon, DonnHands on hips, looking awayPittsburgh Pirates no picture
#  12Alou, MattyBatting helmet; hands together on batPittsburgh Pirates no picture
#  13Face, RoyLarge shadow of glove on pantsPittsburgh Pirates no picture
#  14Groat, DickBat horizontalPittsburgh Pirates no picture
#  15Haddix, HarveyBelt up, looking to his leftPittsburgh Pirates no picture
#  16Law, VernSmiling, looking up. Glove mostly obscures lettering on uniformPittsburgh Pirates no picture
#  17Campaneris, BertWrists taped, batting poseOakland Athletics no picture
#  18Staub, RustyPosed batting follow through; green bleachersMontreal Expos no picture
#  19MANTLE, MickeySide posed batting stance. SmilingNew York Yankees no picture
#  20Pepitone, JoePosed batting stance, belt up.New York Yankees no picture
#  21RYAN, NolanFacing viewer, glove about belt highNew York Mets no picture
#  22Brown, GatesKnees up, looking at viewerDetroit Tigers no picture
#  23Brown, GatesBelt up; looking awayDetroit Tigers no picture
#  24SPAHN, WarrenShoulders slumped, looking down and awayMilwaukee Braves no picture