Evil Empire (Yankees)
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
The New York Yankees, often referred to as the Evil Empire, made a great run in a strike-shortened '81 season... losing the World Series in 6 games to the Dodgers. It would be the Empire's last pennant for the next 15 years, until they returned to win the series in '96. The Yanks sent a league-high 6 players to the All-Star team in '81. I've used their matching '82 Topps All-Star cards, painted with Rage Against the Machine's Evil Empire album cover. The album was released in April of 1996, when the Empire began its return to glory.
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.
You may reference my growing checklist of collector-owned cards.