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

I couldn’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

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 & 2… 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

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

In the ‘88 season, Billy Ripken randomly wrote “Fuck Face” on the bottom of his BP bat with a Sharpie… so he could quickly find it on the rack. Little did he know it would end up on a baseball card. The production team for ’89 Fleer overlooked it and, a PR disaster was created.Continue reading

My second Bubble Burst piece! When @topps stopped including gum in ‘92, ironically the baseball card bubble began to burst due to massive overproduction in the mid 80’s & early 90’s. Gross evidence exists with the Topps Micro set in 1992… as if there weren’t enough cards on the market already! They reprinted the entireContinue reading

Sprayed some fresh plexi today 😁 #MatthewLeeRosen #topps #baseballcards #baseballcardart #baseballcardartist #baseballart #sportsart #popart #vintagebaseballcards #oldbaseballcards #baseball #1992 #vintage90s #bazooka #bazookajoe #bubblegum https://www.instagram.com/p/B1pXGKfHd8n/?igshid=8r2hdz6whd5k