1986 Donruss Base Set (Blue)
Made-to-order baseball card art
Donruss launched in 1981... and for their first 4 years the designs were pretty bland: white borders with rather uninspiring graphics. I suspect they changed creative directors in 1985, as the new design was a bold change in addition to creating the iconic Rated Rookie logo. However, its the 1986 set that stands out as their most iconic design in my opinion. The black horizontal stripes on this set were popularized by the craze of Jose Canseco's Rated Rookie card.
The design was printed in 3 colors: blue for the base set, yellow for the "Highlights" subset, and green for "The Rookies" subset.
How this acrylic print is made
I wanted to offer some budget-friendly wall art to fans of my work. So, I’ve partnered with Gooten to create high-quality prints on-demand. Gooten is named in honor of Johannes Gutenberg, creator of the first printing press, and the digital prints they produce are excellent… meeting my high standards. I’ve chosen to have my artwork produced on acrylic to compliment my plexiglass paintings.
- The designs are printed on high resolution archival paper with archival inks.
- Each print is fused onto the back side of the acrylic pane for a modern, frameless look.
- A french cleat box is mounted on the back for wall hanging.
- All pieces are original designs by yours truly, Matthew Lee Rosen.
High quality digital print is fused underneath a layer of 1/8” thick acrylic.
The hanging cleat box helps the artwork float nicely off the wall.
Each order ships ready to hang with hardware included.