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G-Sticks: '70 Topps Dock Ellis

G-Sticks: '70 Topps Dock Ellis

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Hand-made collectible art card

On June 12, 1970 Pirates hurler Dock Ellis no-hit the Padres. But, it wasn't exactly a dominant performance. Ellis recorded more walks (8) than strikeouts (6), hit a guy, allowed 3 stolen bases, and was bailed out by several highlight-reel defensive gems.

However, when you consider that Ellis thought "Richard Nixon was the home plate umpire,” and also saw Jimi Hendrix "holding a guitar and swinging it over the plate..." it makes you better appreciate the accomplishment of a guy tripping balls.

I've taken the Kaufmann script font from the 1970 Topps set, and dripped it down in Pirates colors to help convey this story.

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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