'89 All-Stars Production Line
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
The 1989 Topps All-Star cards are among the more iconic design elements from the Junk Wax era. Print runs were beginning to dramatically increase in the mid-80's. Today, hobby and industry experts estimate that Topps printed 3,500,000+ sets in 1989.... compared to just 250,000-750,000 10 years earlier.
The repeated pattern, a common element in my artwork, is used to convey the massive overproduction of print runs in 1989. In contrast... I'm creating 1/1s. The yellow edition is made with vinyl.
About my collector cards
After purchasing some old wax packs to study the size and texture of gum sticks, I developed my own paint techniques in order to replicate it. Now, I hand-paint bubble gum directly onto vintage baseball cards to create small collectibles.
Here's what you'll receive with this order
- My original hand-painted gum onto a baseball card.
- Each collector card is paint-marked with it's edition number.
- These art cards are protected inside an Ultra Pro One Touch magnetic card holder... customized with my matching Rosen signature label.
- I do not sign these cards by request. However, your package will include bonus items personally autographed by me.
Expected delivery time for pre-orders
Are you purchasing a pre-order? My pre-order listings are for card art that has not been painted yet. In most cases, I already have the card in stock to paint on, and will create your artwork within a few days of your purchase. Thanks for your patience.
You may reference my growing checklist of collector-owned cards.