Snuffy Learns to Hit
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
In 1988, Mets stars Keith Hernandez and Mookie Wilson appeared on Sesame Street, teaching Mr. Snuffleupagus how to hit. Snuffy is quite the character: an imaginary creature... always dragging his feet and sneezing with a drowsy voice. Popular social commentary suggests he's high on drugs. Even comedian Dave Chappelle has a stand-up on this topic.
Which is why, it couldn't be a more perfect pairing for Mr. Hernandez. Keith's massive cocaine habit led to his trade to the Mets by St. Louis. Testifying during the trial of alleged cocaine dealer Curtis Strong, Hernandez was forced to name other MLB players using coke, including: Lary Sorenson, Bernie Carbo, Lonnie Smith, Joaquin Andujar, Dave Parker, Gary Mathews, Enos Cabell, Al Holland, Jeff Leonard and J.R. Richard.
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.