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Jackie Robinson & Martin Luther King Jr.

Jackie Robinson & Martin Luther King Jr.

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Jackie Robinson put a whole nation on his back when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Following his retirement in 1957, Jackie often appeared with Martin Luther King Jr. at rallies, fundraising events, and demonstrations... using his celebrity to garner support for the civil rights movement.

Each year, baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th, the same date Jackie debuted with the Dodgers on Opening Day in 1947. In 2020, due to the COVID-altered season, Jackie is honored on August 28th. This is the same day that 14-year old Emmett Louis Till was lynched to death in Mississippi in 1955... and also the same day that MLK gave his "I have a dream" speech in 1963.

With your purchase of this card, a donation of $150 will be made in collaboration with DailyKarma* to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

*DailyKarma's automated donations are scheduled to occur on the 2nd day of each month.

Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King

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. Thanks for your patience.

Card Checklist

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