Topps Traded Box Color Timeline
Made-to-order baseball card art
In 1981, Topps introduced their first boxed "Traded" set, which was basically a software update. It contained 132 cards of players either dealt to new teams, or who didn't have their own rookie card printed yet. The set was packaged in small boxes that rotated in color each year. The inaugural set in '81 was red, then they went blue ('82), green ('83), brown ('84), and purple ('85).
Topps continued this practice throughout the decade. I've always found the box to be rather iconic, so I've replicated it with this design... putting a timeline of colors behind it.
How this acrylic print is made
I wanted to offer some budget-friendly wall art to fans of my work. So, I’ve partnered with Gooten to create high-quality prints on-demand. Gooten is named in honor of Johannes Gutenberg, creator of the first printing press, and the digital prints they produce are excellent… meeting my high standards. I’ve chosen to have my artwork produced on acrylic to compliment my plexiglass paintings.
- The designs are printed on high resolution archival paper with archival inks.
- Each print is fused onto the back side of the acrylic pane for a modern, frameless look.
- A french cleat box is mounted on the back for wall hanging.
- All pieces are original designs by yours truly, Matthew Lee Rosen.
High quality digital print is fused underneath a layer of 1/8” thick acrylic.
The hanging cleat box helps the artwork float nicely off the wall.
Each order ships ready to hang with hardware included.