1986 New York Mets
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
Every Met fan remembers Mookie Wilson's epic at-bat like it was yesterday. With Vin Scully on the call... trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the 10th, Mookie grinds away. On a 2-2 count, a wild pitch scores Kevin Mitchell to tie the game. Then, moments later... on the 10th pitch... Wilson's ground ball finds its way through Bill Buckner’s legs... scoring Ray Knight all the way from 2nd with the winning run.
The thrilling comeback set the stage for Game 7, and the Mets would go on to win their second World Series... while the Red Sox storied drought continued.
This card is a two-sided piece of artwork. The front is a mosaic of tiled '86 Topps New York Mets, with Mookie at the center. The back is Manager Davey Johnson's card #501 (listing the team roster), with the trophy painted as gum.
About my collector cards
After purchasing some old wax packs to study the size and texture of gum sticks, I developed my own paint techniques in order to replicate it. Now, I hand-paint gum stick art directly onto vintage baseball cards to create small collectibles.
Here's what you'll receive with this order
- My original hand-painted gum onto a baseball card.
- Each collector card is paint-marked with the number produced.
- These art cards are protected inside an Ultra Pro One Touch magnetic card holder... customized with my Rosen signature.
I'm maintaining a growing checklist of the cards I've painted for your reference. It details what cards are available for purchase, and which ones are owned by collectors. Collectors can reference my complete checklist.