1/1 - Dr. K ('87 Topps Dwight Gooden AS)
Handmade labels on recycled vinyl
Ships in mid-to-late January 2021
During Gooden's record-breaking rookie season, adoring Mets fans began calling him Dr. K, which turned into "Doc" for short. That summer, Gooden became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star game.
My musical inspiration was The Chronic... Dr. Dre's debut studio album from 1992. Not only is it a simple play on names, but I find it very fitting, given Dwight's life-long battle with drug addiction.
The artwork is made from layered white and gold vinyl. The A-side of the album is complete with Gooden's image, cut from an authentic vintage 1987 Topps #603, while the B-side is designed with the All Star graphic from that set.
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.