Handmade labels on recycled vinyl
Seattle rapper Kid Sensation (formerly known as Stephen Spence) was first discovered as a guest on Sir-Mix-a-Lot's Swass album. Spence dropped his own album in summer of 1990, and a couple years later he teamed up with Ken Griffey Jr. on a track titled, "The Way I Swing." It was an ideal pairing, as Griffey himself was a kid sensation... debuting in the majors at just 19 years old, and quickly rising to stardom.
This artwork is made from layered blue, black, orange, and gold vinyl. I've exaggerated the halftone gradient pattern from the border of Griffey's 1990 Topps as the base for this design, while also incorporating the player name area.
The A-side of the album is complete with The Kid's image, cut from an authentic vintage #336, while the B-side is features the Junk Wax logo. The actual record used is a completely random album. What songs are on it? Spin it and find out!
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.