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 šŸ˜ Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #topps #baseballcards #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #baseballart #sportsartĀ #popartĀ #vintagebaseballcards #oldbaseballcards #1986 #80sstyleContinue reading

I couldnā€™t destroy these perfectly mint & iconic cards in the name of art, so I designed a card display… featuring the graphics from the equally iconic 1986 @topps Traded Set mini-box. #topps #baseballcards #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #baseballart #carddisplay #sportsart #popart #vintagebaseballcards #oldbaseballcards #baseball #1986 #vintage80s #toppstraded #josecanseco #barrybonds #willclark #bojackson #andresgalarraga https://www.instagram.com/p/B4DFiMKHY93/?igshid=18mwiqfmga4fg

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

Donruss (@paniniamerica) introduced the Rated Rookie in 1984, then unveiled the iconic logo in ‘85. Canseco made it a sensation in ’86, and popularity grew with the card boom. In ’91, Donruss got greedy and doubled the size of the subset from 20 cards to 40, by issuing a Series 1 & 2ā€¦ featuring differentContinue 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