Bull & Baby Bull
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
The Bull: 1968 Topps #34 Al Ferrara
Al Ferrara was born and raised in Brooklyn... playing sandlot ball with fellow Italians Joe Torre and Joe Pepitone. I've illustrated his nickname by referencing the iconic movie poster of Raging Bull... the classic film about Italian New York boxer Jake LaMotta... starring and directed by two more famous New York Italians: Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese.
The Baby Bull: 1969 Topps #385 Orlando Cepeda
Orlando Cepeda's father, Pedro, played ball in Puerto Rico and was considered to be one of the greatest players of his generation. Though, because of his skin color... he was never able to play in the Major Leagues. Pedro was known as "Perucho" and "The Bull." So, when his son Orlando started playing ball, they called him "Baby Bull."
I've painted one Cepada card with his autograph, and another with the Puerto Rican flag.
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.