1/1 - The Big Red Machine
Handmade labels on recycled vinyl
The Big Red Machine dominated the National League from 1970-79... winning 6 Division titles, 4 Pennants, and 2 World Series. At its peak, this powerful lineup featured Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Pérez, Dave Concepción, George Foster, César Gerónimo and Ken Griffey, Sr.
After losing World Series matchups in 1970 & 72, the Machine was firing on all cylinders in '75. That September, as the Hunt for Red October heated up, Pink Floyd released their Wish You Were Here album... featuring the song Welcome to the Machine.
The Reds finally won it in all in 7 games vs the Red Sox that October in a series most remembered for Carlton Fisk's dramatic walk-off in Game 6. They would go on to repeat as champs in '76... sweeping the Yankees.
This Big Red vinyl album was made using 2018 Topps Archives #120 Johnny Bench... a throwback to the 1977 set. The design features the Reds modern font. While Pink Floyd was the inspiration for this album, you'll have to spin the record to find out what music is actually on it!
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.