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Elston Howard (Homer Doughnut)

Elston Howard (Homer Doughnut)

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In 1955, Elston Howard (the first African-American player on the Yankees' roster) developed the batting doughnut to help hitters warm up and improve bat speed. Howard later received investment from the St. Louis Cardinals to produce more weights. However, new competitors began manufacturing doughnuts, and Howard ultimately didn't profit like he should've. Elston lacked the funds to take his competitors to court.

Howard was a 6x World Series Champion... 12x All-Star... and 2x Gold Glove winner. He belted a career-high 28 'homers' in 1963 to win the AL MVP award. Painted on vintage 1957 Topps.

With your purchase of this card, a donation of $150 will be made in collaboration with DailyKarma* to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

*DailyKarma's automated donations are scheduled to occur on the 2nd day of each month.

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.