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Kareem as Roger Murdock

Kareem as Roger Murdock

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Hand-painted collectible baseball card

Showtime! Roger Murdock's character was originally written for Pete Rose, but the Zucker brothers later asked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. They offered him $30,000, and his agent asked for $35,000... because that was the price of an oriental rug that Kareem wanted to buy.

The Zuckers thought it was just some creative bullshit from the agent. But, then a short while later... they saw a Time magazine article with Kareem photographed in front of the $35,000 rug.

Airplane! was released in 1980... I've used vintage cards from the following season to reflect Kareem's stats in '80-81. 

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

You may reference my growing checklist of collector-owned cards.