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F*** Face (1989 Fleer Bill Ripken)

F*** Face (1989 Fleer Bill Ripken)

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Original baseball card art

In the '88 season, Billy Ripken randomly wrote "F*** Face" on the bottom of his BP bat with a Sharpie... so he could quickly find it on the rack among all the other bats. Little did he know it would end up on a baseball card. The production team for '89 Fleer overlooked it, and a PR disaster was created.

Boxes of Fleer were flying off the shelves. They had to fix it fast, which led to a number of variations that also became collectables: they double printed it... blurred it out... scribbled it out in white... scribbled it out in black... and finally just started boxing it out.

Made with cards 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.