Sheldon’s 2015 Topps MLS Mini Art Gallery

Monty Sheldon is an artistic machine!  As it turns out, he also worked on a 15-card mini “Basics of Soccer” set for 2015 Topps MLS.  Printed versions can be found throughout the product, but they also included the 1/1 mini hand-painted cards as well.  Congrats to anyone that pulls one of these from a pack.

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Brad Utterstrom Offers A Glimpse Of His 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Art

In addition to Monty Sheldon, artist Brad Utterstrom also contributed his talents to this year’s Gypsy Queen.  Brad made (15) different 1/1 art patch cards.  Five of them can be seen below, and the rest will be on display here shortly.  Between Brad Utterstrom and Monty Sheldon, there are 40 total 1/1 art/patch cards to be found.  Consider yourself very lucky to pull any one of them.  These guys did a fantastic job.

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Monty Sheldon Showcases His 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Art

Monty Sheldon is at it again!  Check out some of the artwork he worked on for the 2015 edition of Topps Gypsy Queen.  This year he made (25) art/patch cards each numbered one-of-one.  These are some of the top tier cards to look for when breaking open your boxes.  Any one of these cards could easily be the centerpiece of your collection.

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In addition to the art/patch cards, Monty Sheldon also worked on a (15) mini card set called “Basics of Base Ball”.  Each card in the set details a fundamental aspect of the game.  The printed versions should come 1:24 packs (one a box).  The original painted one-of-one “Basics of Base Ball” mini cards will also be inserted into packs of 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen.  Those can be seen below, and will be much harder to pull.

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Art For Yinz Mailday!

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On Christmas Eve I received a package in the mail from artist Tempy Moore of Art For Yinz.  Inside was this Barry Bonds 1/1 sketch card.  I would personally like to thank her for sending this over.  It is going to remain in my personal collection forever.

Tempy Moore is one of the best modern day artists known for her extremely realistic self portraits.  She has been taking on personal commissions from athletes since 2008, and has even painted at a black-tie reception for business and political leaders at the Empire State Building in New York City.  You’ve probably seen her work included in 2012 Leaf Best Of Baseball and TCSP products.

If you would like to contact Tempy Moore about a project be sure to e-mail her at: tempy@artforyinz.com  Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.  Don’t forget to visit her store too.

Here are just some of her other pieces she has worked on:

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Card of the Day: Wade Boggs 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen – Monty Sheldon Art/Patch

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Card of the Day: Mike Trout 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen – Monty Sheldon Art/Patch

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Monty Sheldon’s 2014 Gypsy Queen Art Patch Card Gallery

If I were a dedicated set collector, I would focus on either Topps Heritage or Gypsy Queen.  Most likely I’d probably settle on Gypsy Queen though.  It has always been a fine looking product.  The high-end “hits” are some of the nicest in the hobby.  Especially when it comes to the hand-drawn 1/1 art patch cards.  These are top notch museum quality pieces any collector would like to add to their collection.

Sports artist Monty Sheldon has been one of the key elements behind these cards, and he’s returned for 2014 Gypsy Queen.  With the release of 2014 Gypsy Queen yesterday, its only a matter of time before a few lucky collectors start pulling these.

Alright, that’s enough talk.  Take a look at the goods!

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Card of the Day: Brian Bosworth 2013 Upper Deck SP Authentic Shadow Box Art

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Card of the Day: Art Ross 11-12 Panini Dominion Hockey Signed Stick Cuts

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Card of the Day: Johnny Manziel 2013 Leaf Authentic Cut Signature Original Art Work

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