2022TH Bubble Gum Autos (1/1) - Robert & Cruz
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
Collectors can often be obsessed with autographs, but I'm rarely impressed with the design of today's dedicated auto cards. They typically look like a forced design solution, using designated white areas for players to sign... often with a faded photograph edge.
I think these signatures can be much more appealing when taken out of their expected composition. I prefer to crop and rotate them to create some abstraction, resulting in a new visual.
The 2022 Topps Heritage set celebrates the design of 1973... one of my personal favorites for painting bubble gum. The dark yellow backs offer a great contrast to the pink gum... and the comics are a nice nod to the Bazooka illustrators.
These are 1/1s, made from cards I pulled in packs.
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.