Barry Bonds Asterisk (1989 Donruss)
Original baseball card art
Barry Bonds' record breaking 756th home run ball was purchased by fashion designer Marc Ecko for $752,467. He then defaced the ball by engraving it with an asterisk. The ball was sent to the Hall of Fame.
I used 70 cards to make this... choosing 1989 Donruss. The orange backs tie Barry's early years as a Pirate to his steroid-era Giants career. The cards are tiled and 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.