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Benito Santiago SI Cover

Benito Santiago SI Cover

Regular price $59.95
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Hand-painted collectible baseball card

In 1989, Sports Illustrated featured Padres catcher Benito Santiago on the cover of the April baseball preview issue. The photo selection was significant, as two years later, Topps put the same image on card #760 in their 1991 40th Anniversary set. 

For pure aesthetics, this gum card art is not numbered. 


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 bubble gum 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 it's edition number.
  • These art cards are protected inside an Ultra Pro One Touch magnetic card holder... customized with my matching Rosen signature label.
  • I do not sign these cards by request. However, your package will include bonus items personally autographed by me.

Expected delivery time for pre-orders

Are you purchasing a pre-order? My pre-order listings are for card art that has not been painted yet. In most cases, I already have the card in stock to paint on, and will create your artwork within a few days of your purchase. Thanks for your patience.

Card Checklist

You may reference my growing checklist of collector-owned cards.