1991 Donruss Rated Rookies – Baseball Card Art by Matthew Lee Rosen

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1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen

1991 Donruss Rated Rookies

Delivery time is estimated at 7-10 days.

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Original baseball card art

Donruss introduced their first Rated Rookie subset in 1984, and a year later they unveiled the iconic logo. But, they didn't have their first big hit until 1986, when Jose Canseco became a sensation. Popularity grew with the card boom, and Donruss eventually got greedy.

In 1991, they doubled the size of the Rated Rookie subset from 20 cards to 40, by issuing a Series 1 and a Series 2… featuring different colored borders and backs. The result was a lackluster group of overproduced cards.

This piece was made by layering spray-painted plexiglass on top of 1991 Rated Rookie cards. 

More about my 34" diamond baseball card artworks

I was inspired by my childhood baseball card collection to create wall art that celebrates the pop culture icons of the sport and hobby. So, I've produced a series of diamond-shaped paintings, which incorporate the use of vintage cards... often done in tiled mosaics.

  • 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.
    1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
    1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
    1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
    1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen
    1991 Donruss Rated Rookies - Baseball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen