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A PACK OF CARDS: 1978 eddie murray
  • A PACK OF CARDS: 1978 eddie murray

    A PACK OF CARDS: 1978 eddie murray

    original artwork, along with the original card

    20" x 30" framed (double matted, museum glass)

    pen, pencil, and marker

    $1000 shipped


    In the late summer of 1978 the seven year old me was at a cookout with my family...

    there was need for something at the store and my dad's friend asked if I wanted to go with him on the errand.

    While at the corner store I wandered over to the candy....there I saw this box with little squarish packages in it with a baseball player on them....I had no idea what they were but was mesmerized by the wrapper art, trying to figure out what I’d stumbled upon....”hey want one of those? Grab one!” said my dads friend, and he bought me my first pack of baseball cards


    I can vividly remember opening that pack and the first card that I saw was the Eddie Murray rookie card, and an obsession with card collecting was born


    When I think of Eddie Murray I think of the low-on-the-field foul line camera shot at memorial stadium, and watching a towering fly off his bat sail over the left field pole, then later in the game the same camera shot from the opposite dugout capturing another Murray blast (now batting lefty) into the right field darkness....he was awesome, a true superstar


    ~~the PACK OF CARDS series~~

    growing up i was obsessed with baseball cards

    i collected as many as i could get my hands on,  and i studied them!

    the artwork, the stats, everything, i couldn't get enough

    literally every dime i made on my paper route went to cards

    baseball cards taught me about math, statistics, economics, spelling,

    geography, graphic design, on and on....

    and they became an integral part of my love for the game


    in this series, i will be revisiting and reimagining some of my favorite cards.

    each piece of original art will be framed along with the original card,

    double, sometimes triple matted, with museum glass

    (there won't be any prints made, just the originals)


    i'll add progress pics so you can follow the creation of each piece


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