Mookie Wilson Dinosaur - Baseball Card Art by Matthew Lee Rosen

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Matthew Lee Rosen - 1985 Topps Mookie Wilson Dinosaur
Matthew Rosen - 1987 Topps Mookie Wilson Dinosaur
Matt Rosen - 1985 Topps Mookie Wilson Dinosaur
Matthew Lee Rosen - 1987 Topps Mookie Wilson Dinosaur

Mookie Wilson Dinosaur

Regular price $49.95 Unit price  per 

Hand-painted collectible baseball card

As the Mets were beginning their postseason run in October of 1986, the Village Voice ran a full-page spoof article titled “Favorite Dinosaurs of the Mets.” The piece reworked a number of sports clichés as dinosaur-related quotes attributed to various Mets players and staff.

The most referenced quote over the years is attributed to Mookie Wilson, who they fabricated saying, "When I’m in a slump, I comfort myself by saying if I believe in dinosaurs, then somewhere, they must be believing in me. And if they believe in me, then I can believe in me. Then I bust out.” 


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.

Matthew Rosen - 1987 Topps Mookie Wilson Dinosaur
Matt Rosen - 1985 Topps Mookie Wilson Dinosaur
Matthew Lee Rosen - 1987 Topps Mookie Wilson Dinosaur