Newest gum stick… the ‘89 All-Star. I gotta rank ’82 & ’89 as the best All-Star designs from the decade. #baseballart #baseballcards #baseballcardart #thehobby #topps #allstar #80s #rynesandberg #chicagocubs #pink #bubblegum #MatthewLeeRosen https://www.instagram.com/p/B9FGCUVn4C4/?igshid=570er3cv9oce

Happy T-Giving! I’m thankful for the opportunity to produce this fun series of bats with @pillboxbatco The final one is named “Full Count.” I was inspired by the @jumbotronart book to celebrate the pixels of the old digital scoreboards… topped off with a funky 70’s font on the handle. #baseballbats #chicagocubs #wrigleyfield #topps #donruss #baseballcardartContinue reading

Don’t eat the gum! Just finished my latest piece 😁 The stick was always stuck to the card in the back of the wax pack. Used 1984 @topps for this one. I absolutely love it! Should I make more of them? #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #matthewleerosen #topps #waxpack #1984 #80s #bubblegum #popart #reggiejackson #andredawson #timraines #mikeschmidt #robinyountContinue reading

In 1982, Donruss introduced their Diamond Kings subset, featuring the artwork of @dickperezart Each wax pack also included a puzzle piece for a HOF King. Babe Ruth was the inaugural puzzle… but, I chose 1989’s Warren Spahn, which featured a yellow & red star border pattern. Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #baseballcardartist #baseballcardart #popart #sportsart #baseballartContinue reading

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matthew Lee Rosen (@matthewleerosen) on Oct 28, 2019 at 8:38am PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js I created a series of acrylic prints for junk wax lovers… the acrylic is tight! Perfectly compliments my plexiglass paintings 😁 Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #topps #baseballcards #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #baseballart #sportsart #popart #vintagebaseballcards #oldbaseballcards #1986 #80sstyleContinue reading

Iconic card, iconic signature. The 1980 Rickey Henderson rookie is the most valuable card from the decade, with one selling for a record-shattering $30,000 at an auction in 2015. @topps has issued several commemorative reprints over the years, honoring one of its greatest cards. #vintagebaseballcards #topps #baseballart #sportsart #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #popart #rickeyhenderson #1980 #80s #rookieContinue reading

Can you answer this without googling? The fronts of junk wax get all the love, but the backs of the cardstock are so underrated… where you’d find comics, fun facts and trivia. In 1985, @topps issued jumbo-sized 5x7s, so I made a jumbo-sized trivia question from Mario Soto’s card. Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #baseballcards #baseballcardartContinue reading

Was able to complete this one between travels 😁 In 1982, @topps reintroduced their dedicated all-star cards… the stars & stripes are some of the most iconic designs during this era. I used several of the cards from the ‘82 set in this one. #vintagebaseballcards #topps #baseballart #sportsart #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #popart #1982 #80s #80svintage #allstarContinue reading

Donruss issued some pretty bland designs in their first 4 years, however something happened in ‘85… I suspect they changed creative directors. The new design was bold: a black border with complimentary red striping. They also created the iconic Rated Rookie logo that year. I made this with the two most popular cards from theContinue reading

A close-up from my Canseco piece. A theme I’ve been focusing on lately is “Overproduction.” It’s the one word that defines the baseball card boom in the mid-to-late 80’s and subsequent bubble burst that followed. Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #vintagebaseballcards #topps #rookie #allstarrookie #baseballart #sportsart #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #popart #josecanseco #1987 #80s #80sstyle #trophy #yellow https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ytkTSHIVY/?igshid=1v56i9rdhv1m0