1/1 - Rookie Cup ('87 Topps Canseco)
Handmade labels on recycled vinyl
During the middle of the card boom in 1987, Topps was facing increased competition from Donruss, Fleer and new upstart Sportflics. Jose Canseco's Rated Rookie was taking the hobby storm, and boxes of Donruss were flying off the shelves. Topps needed to counteract. So, they turned back the clock 25 years with a wood grain design reminiscent of 1962, and returned the Rookie Cup.
Due to massive over production, it's estimated that at least 1 million of these Canseco cards were printed, with some industry experts guessing upwards of 4 million. The repeated pattern represents the overproduction.
Made on a semi-transparent green vinyl 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.