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

Just completed my Pete Rose floral… incorporating his 1982 @topps All Star card… one of my favorite design elements from the 80’s! The color scheme compliments those retro powder blue Phillies jerseys. Might turn this into a series… Ted Lilly anyone? Tyler Flowers? Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #topps #baseballcards #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #baseballart #sportsart #popart #vintagebaseballcardsContinue reading

Preppin’ for my next piece… 😁 #topps #baseballcards #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #baseballart #sportsart #popart #vintagebaseballcards #oldbaseballcards #baseball #1982 #vintage80s #peterose #charliehustle https://www.instagram.com/p/B2j54N-HZWj/?igshid=j2vempw69z9w

Some more pics of my Griffey Jr. piece… highlighting the holographic material. The sensation of this card (#1 in the inaugural set) marked the height of the card boom… as it was selling at hobby stores for over $100, while Upper Deck just kept printing more of them. Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #upperdeck #baseballcardart #upperdeckcards #hologram #holographic #holographicartContinue reading

Upper Deck arrived in 1989 as the first premium brand with foil-wrapped packs, high-gloss white stock and holographics. They chose 19-year old Ken Griffey Jr. as the face of their launch… making him card #1 in their inaugural set. It was a gamble that turned into a sensation. The card became so popular that itContinue reading

Some more shots of my Yogi-ism piece: It’s Deja Vu All Over Again. The quote blends in with the pattern made from over 100 reprints of 1953 @topps Original artwork by #MatthewLeeRosen #topps #toppsbaseballcards #baseballart #baseballcards #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #popart #yogi #yogiberra #yogiberraquotes #yogiisms #dejavu #yankees #newyorkyankees #zigzag https://www.instagram.com/p/B19z5ZkHuTG/?igshid=13wd5vais7n1s

I wanted to design a piece that fully exposes my bottom layer of tiled cards. To do so, I chose one of my favorite Yogi-isms: It’s Deja Vu All Over Again. The quote is camouflaged with raised text to express the repeated pattern, using over 100 reprints of 1953 @topps. It was super challenging toContinue 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