Original baseball card art
If the year was 1915 and you attended a baseball game, you probably would've bought a box of Cracker Jacks to snack on. Inside that box, you may have found a single baseball card... perhaps Ty Cobb, Shoeless Joe Jackson, or Honus Wagner.
The backs of these cards instructed collectors to send 100 Cracker Jack coupons to the Chicago office of Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein in order to redeem a full set of 176 cards. This piece was created with a 1915 replica set, printed in 1993 to celebrate the snack's 100th anniversary. Today, the brand is owned by Frito Lay (PepsiCo).
The diamond-shaped artwork references baseball’s infield, and is made on plywood as a nod to the game's wooden bats.
More about my 34" diamond baseball card artworks
- My paintings are done on plywood as homage to the game's wooden bats, and shaped like diamonds... a reference to the infield.
- Each diamond is made from a 24" plywood square (1/2" thick), which measures 34" x 34" when hung on a wall.
- Some of my artworks also incorporate the use of spray-painted plexiglass.
- Each painting ships ready to hang, with hardware already installed.
- A printed and signed description of the artwork will be attached to the back prior to shipping.
- All pieces are original artwork by yours truly, Matthew Lee Rosen.