Kirk Gibson's Walk-off
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
Game 1 of the 1988 World Series had a most memorable, improbable, and magical ending. With Vin Scully on the call, Hollywood couldn't have written a script better than this.
Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, and HOF closer Dennis Eckersley on the hill... Tommy Lasorda rolled the dice and sent Kirk Gibson in to pinch hit. The immobile Gibson was on ailing on the bench with a bad knee and hamstring.
Eckersley was in the beginning of his dominant run with 45 saves that year, and hadn't allowed a HR since August 24th. After working a 3-2 count, and allowing the tying run (Mike Davis) to steal second base... it happened.
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.
You may reference my growing checklist of collector-owned cards.