Are you a baseball superfan? So excited that it’s opening day! Yeah, us too. Today we’re bringing the best-loved cult baseball artist in Brooklyn to your walls. Say hello to Amelie Mancini and Left Field Cards. We’ve teamed up to launch three baseball designs based on Amelie’s artisanal line of letterpress baseball cards. The Blik collection is launching with three wall graphics: Marvelous Moustaches, Pitching 101 and Throwback Uniforms.
Marvelous Moustaches includes busts of six players with their fantastic lady-ticklers: The Chevron, The Magnum, The Combo, The Painter’s Brush, The Trucker and The Handle Bar. Marvelous Moustaches are sold individually.
Can you tell a curveball from a forkball? Is your favorite pitch the knuckleball? Learn how to pitch in nine steps with Pitching 101. The set includes nine different ways pitchers grip the ball before releasing it. Sold in a single set: Sinker, Two-Seam Fastball, Cutter, Four-Seam Fastball, Forkball, Change-Up, Slider, Knuckleball and Curveball.
Throwback Uniforms are sold in a set of six with uniforms from every 25 years from 1875 to 2000. The set includes: 1875, 1900, 1925, 1950, 1975 and 2000.
THE MONET OF BASEBALL CARDS
Amelie, a French-born artist, had never encountered a baseball card until a couple of years ago. She started Left Field Cards after having completed a series of seven large paintings about baseball. In October of 2011, she decided to combine her two passions, art and baseball, to create the first and only letterpress baseball cards. Last year, The Wall Street Journal referred to her as, “The Monet of Baseball Cards” and ESPN called Left Field Cards, “the coolest baseball cards of the year.”
BLIK + LEFT FIELD CARDS = A HOME RUN
We love baseball and wanted to celebrate opening day in an artful way that related to the history of this great American pastime. Amelie’s style fits perfectly with Blik’s sensibility. We were drawn to her simple illustrations and her witty and playful style.
GIVEAWAY: WIN 1 OF 5 SETS OF LEFT FIELD CARDS’ POSTCARDS
To celebrate the Left Field Cards collection at Blik, we’re giving away 5 sets of letterpress postcards (5 cards in a pack) from Left Field Cards. Enter to win Bizarre Injuries, Edible All-Stars, Marvelous Mustaches, United States of Baseball and Curious Second Careers. No purchase necessary! Contest runs until 11:59pm on Friday, April 5, 2013.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Julie Tyler, Jennifer Barnett, Brianna Deihl, Whitney Bender and Chris Wray. You are each getting a set of letterpress postcards from Left Field Cards.
BONUS FUN ALERT! While supplies last, every order of Left Field Cards will include a pack of Big League Chew™, you know, “The Ballplayers’ Bubble Gum!” Don’t let the bubble burst before you get your order in.