1991 Donruss Rated Rookies
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
- 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.