G-Sticks: 1980-81 Topps NBA (Bird, Dr. J & Magic) by Matthew Lee Rosen – Baseball Card Art

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Basketball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps

G-Sticks: 1980-81 Topps NBA (Bird, Dr. J & Magic)

Regular price $139.95 now $139.95 Unit price  per 

Buy any 3 or more G-Sticks & get 20% OFF!
Discount applied at checkout. Note: Any "sets" of G-Sticks only count as 1 item in your cart. You may need to add items separately to count towards your 20% discount.

Save 20% when you purchase a set of all 3

Perhaps the most iconic basketball card in Topps history. Rookie cards for both Larry Bird (#34) and Magic Johnson (#139) are sandwiched around Scoring Leader Julius Erving (#174) on this three-panel perforated cardboard.

The design itself draws strong similarity to the Topps 1978 baseball set, and the perforated concept got shared with 1981 Topps baseball scratch-offs. This card set a new record In September of 2018, when a Gem Mint PSA 10 sold for a $125,000 on eBay, breaking the previous high of $25,000. 

This 4-color, detailed design requires more material and labor... hence, that is reflected in its price.
Cards are signed on the back.

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Designer gum sticks. Pop art that actually pops!

My G-Sticks are a series of bubble gum artwork, inspired by that one stick of gum that was stuck to the last card in the wax pack. Typically tilted by 9 degrees, as a nod to the starting 9 on the diamond.

Here's what you'll receive with this order

  • My original ink illustration, directly onto a vintage piece of wax pack bubble gum.
  • Each illustrated gum stick is backed by a custom-designed setting, and typically placed in the exact position in which the image would appear on the actual card.
  • These art cards may be created using a heavy 75pt black stock, an original card, or just the clear case by itself.
  • Cards are protected inside an Ultra Pro One Touch magnetic card holder... finished with my matching Rosen signature label.
  • My G-Sticks made with black stock are signed on the back, and all cards will ship with bonus autographed items.

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Basketball card art by Matthew Lee Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps
Basketball card art by Matt Rosen - Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson 1980-81 Topps