Baseball card artist Matthew Lee Rosen repurposes junk wax to celebrate the pop culture of America's pastime. The smell of chewing gum and card stock triggers fond memories for anyone who opened up wax packs as a kid in the 1980’s. His work aims to recapture that part of our childhood.
Rosen’s diamonds, a reference to the infield, often tell stories about the massive overproduction of cards in that decade. New market competition between Topps, Fleer, and Donruss created a baseball card boom… and eventual bubble burst. As a result, there’s an abundance of cards leftover today. To honor their iconic designs, tell visual stories, and help reduce circulation, Matthew Lee Rosen has decided to turn these old baseball cards into new pieces of artwork.