1/1 - F*** Face ('89 Fleer Bill Ripken) – Baseball Card Art

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Junk Wax Records by Matthew Rosen - Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer
Junk Wax Records by Matthew Rosen - Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer
Junk Wax Records by Matt Rosen - Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer
Junk Wax Records by Matthew Lee Rosen - Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer

1/1 - F*** Face ('89 Fleer Bill Ripken)

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.Handmade labels on recycled vinyl

During the 1988 season, Billy Ripken randomly wrote Fuck Face on the bottom of his BP bat with a Sharpie... so he could quickly find it on the rack among all the other bats. Little did he know it would end up on a baseball card.

The production team for '89 Fleer overlooked it, and a PR disaster was created. Boxes were flying off the shelves and Fleer had to fix it fast, which led to a number of variations that also became collectables: they double printed it... blurred it out... scribbled it out in white... scribbled it out in black... and finally just started boxing it out.

Both sides of this album are decorated with a pattern of variations used to censor this card, made with layered vinyl, while the A-side also features a cut from a vintage Ripken error. The recycled album is totally random. What songs are on it? Spin it and find out!

1989 Fleer bill Ripken

About Junk Wax Records

In 1980, Fleer won a 5-year long monopolization lawsuit vs Topps, opening up the baseball card market for competition. Throughout the decade, production increased and boxes of wax packs filled the shelves of new hobby shops across America.

Before a record album is pressed onto vinyl, it first gets mastered, or cut, on wax. Junk Wax Records is a mashup of iconic cards from this era and recycled 12-inch LPs. My Junk Wax logo is inspired by the Fleer crown, as their court battle flipped this industry upside down.

Collect my limited album label print releases, before they get taken off the table forever!

Here's what you'll receive with this order

  • Original album artwork on a recycled 12 inch LP.
  • Each record features custom baseball card art labels on both the A-side and B-side.
  • Your vinyl will ship inside a clear 12" record sleeve, with additional sticker label packaging in vintage album style.
  • The packaging and/or album will be signed by yours truly, Matthew Lee Rosen.
Junk Wax Records by Matthew Rosen - Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer
Junk Wax Records by Matt Rosen - Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer
Junk Wax Records by Matthew Lee Rosen - Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer