Fernando Valenzuela Corn Flakes
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
1981 turned into "Fernandomania." The 20-year old lefty from Mexico became a pop culture hero... rising from complete unknown to super-stardom. Fernando won his first eight starts (five of them shutouts) and finished 13–7 with a 2.48 ERA in a strike-shortened season. He became the first, and only player to-date, to win both Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season.
Not long after, Fernando found himself on a cereal box. Kellogg's gave him an endorsement deal for Corn Flakes... a natural fit for his Mexican heritage.
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.
You may reference my growing checklist of collector-owned cards.