Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
Power reliever Mitch Williams used every ounce of energy he had to fire the ball to the plate. His awkward delivery, sometimes falling off the mound, led to frequent wild pitches.
Prior to the '89 season, the Rangers sent him to the Cubs in a deal that included Jamie Moyer and Rafael Palmeiro. That April, the movie Major League hit the box office, and Williams quickly earned the nickname Wild Thing, drawing comparisons to Charlie Sheen's character. When he entered a game at Wrigley, organist Gary Pressy played the song.
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.