The Real Al Leiter
Hand-painted collectible baseball card
One of these cards is the real Al Leiter. The other is a photograph of Yankees farmhand Steve George.
In 1988, Topps overlooked a photography selection mistake and used the incorrect image for Al Leiter's Future Star... producing a classic error card. I've given it my bubble gum treatment with "The Real One" slogan. This marketing phrase was used by Topps on packaging during the Junk Wax era to distinguish it from new competitors.
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.