1989 Topps Traded
Original baseball card art
In the early 80's, Topps introduced their late season "Traded" sets, which was basically a software update. The sets contained 132 cards of players either dealt to new teams, or who didn't have cards printed yet in the previous full set.
The 1989 set is most famous for its Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie card, however there were some big trades that year: Rickey Henderson back to the A's, Rafael Palmeiro dealt by the Cubs for Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams, John Kruk became a Phillie, and Eddie Murray not playing in an Orioles uni for the 1st time in his career.
The sets were packaged in small boxes with rather iconic artwork, which I've replicated in this design.
More about my 34" diamond baseball card artworks
- My paintings are done on plywood as homage to the game's wooden bats, and shaped like diamonds... a reference to the infield.
- Each diamond is made from a 24" plywood square (1/2" thick), which measures 34" x 34" when hung on a wall.
- Some of my artworks also incorporate the use of spray-painted plexiglass.
- Each painting ships ready to hang, with hardware already installed.
- A printed and signed description of the artwork will be attached to the back prior to shipping.
- All pieces are original artwork by yours truly, Matthew Lee Rosen.