1/1 - Year of the Dragon ('90 SkyBox Ewing)
Handmade labels on recycled vinyl
In 1990, at the height of the Junk Wax era, SkyBox premiered with the launch of their NBA set. It was a very colorful design with abstract backgrounds and flamed-up baseball balls... like you'd see in an arcade game from that time.
However, SkyBox quickly became defunct in 1995... the same year the Fugees released their 1st album, The Score.
I've mashed-up Patrick Ewing and the Fugees on this 1/1. My musical inspiration comes from their follow-up album, The Carnival.
Lauren Hill's lyrics from Year of the Dragon:
Clef it kind of remind me of this chick I once knew
Use to be a dime now she's strung out in Bellevue
See the serpent played tricks, run game like the Knicks
Build you up just to lose the championship
Both sides of this album feature the Wyclef's carnival mask design in gold and orange vinyl... with Ewing's card #187 on the A-side. 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.