Hand-painted collectible baseball card
The Shawon-O-Meter made it's debut in the Wrigley Field bleachers on June 5, 1989. The prior evening, a local newscast reported that Cubs teammates jokingly awarded the game ball to the free-swinging Dunston after he finally raised his average above .200.
So, before heading to the ballpark that morning, David Cihla and his friends put together the sign. After what was supposed to be just a 4-game run, the sign became a Wrigley icon all summer long. Dunston's batting average climbed, and so did the Cubs... all the the way to top of the standings.
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.
You may reference my growing checklist of collector-owned cards.