The Mendoza Line (1975 Topps Mini)
Original baseball card art
The Mendoza Line (a .200 batting average) is the threshold for incompetent major league hitting. It began as a joke by George Brett teasing Mario Mendoza in an interview with ESPN's Chris Berman... and has since become the low bar. It's no wonder Mendoza was such a poor hitter with those squinty eyes and bottle thick glasses! Painted in green and black, as hitting above a .200 average is acceptable, but... hit below .200 and your career is dead. Made with over 20 of Mario Mendoza's 1975 Topps Mini rookie card.
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.