1982 Topps All-Stars
Original baseball card art
In 1982, Topps brought back dedicated, single-player All-Star cards for the first time since 1970. Players would receive a base card in the set, and an additional All-Star card of their own. This increase marked a new chapter in Topps history, as it became the very first set to include 792 cards.
Topps continued this practice throughout the 80's. However, it was difficult to beat the stars and stripes from ’82. It stands out as one of the most iconic designs by Topps during this era.
So, I've captured it in this piece, using several of the cards from the set: Gary Carter, Carlton Fisk, Rod Carew, Goose Gossage, Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Reggie Jackson, Fernando Valenzuela, Bruce Sutter, Tom Seaver, and Jack Morris. The cards are layered underneath spray painted plexiglass.
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.