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G-Sticks: '69 Topps Nolan Ryan

G-Sticks: '69 Topps Nolan Ryan

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Hand-made collectible art card
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In 1969, after finishing in 9th place the year before, the Amazing Mets did the unthinkable. In just their 8th season, New York won 100 games on their way to a World Series Championship. The rotation was led by a trio of young arms in Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Gary Gentry.

Even more amazing… they also had this 22-year old pitcher by the name of Nolan Ryan in the pen. Ryan made 10 spot-starts… completing 2 of them, and he struck out a lot of guys. This ’69 Topps #533 is among the most iconic. The comic featured on the back is one of my persona favorites: a catcher's mitt on fire when Nolan struck out 14 batters the year before.

My set of 2 gum sticks highlights both the front and back of this collector classic.

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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