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112. (SOLD OUT) "The Corked Bat Incident" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

112. (SOLD OUT) "The Corked Bat Incident" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

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The 112th Pop Fly Print features one of my favorite stories in baseball lore.

If you're unfamiliar..

Whenever you've got a scandal, you've got a headline. But if there's a coverup - then you've got a story. And this story is one of baseball's weirdest tales.

During a game on July 15th, 1994, the White Sox were tipped off that Cleveland slugger Albert Belle was using a corked bat. The bat was confiscated and put in the umpire's locker room to be investigated later.

But - here's where the story gets interesting.

Knowing the bat was indeed corked, the Indians sent pitcher Jason Grimsley to retrieve the bat. For the next 4 innings, Grimsley carefully crawled through the ceiling, dropped into the umpire's dressing room, switched the corked bat with a Paul Sorrento bat, and brought Belle's bat back in.

The heist was not well thought out nor well executed, and it was immediately uncovered. However, what wasn't discovered was who the culprit was - until Grimsley admitted to the caper 5 years later.

So this failed attempt to cheat and botched switcher-ooo ended up becoming one of the most memorable tales in all of baseball lore.

This is a pre-order item and will be shipped 40-60 days after the print is retired

This 7 x 10.5" art print will be available for purchase between now and 12/25/22, after which it is retired forever. The artwork is estimated to ship between 40-60 days after the purchase window closes. This is not a guaranteed timeline, only an estimate. 

Our art prints (not a comic book) is printed on double-thick card stock & come packaged in all the nostalgia you can ask for. The art print is a pre-order item for sale for one week only and then the print is retired and the print run is locked. *Frame not included.  

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A new piece of art each week -- a sports-themed 7” x 10.5” double-thick cardstock art print of an original artist-made piece of art. That's right, this isn't a comic book, it's just one piece of fun sports-themed nostalgia at a time. There are 20 different art prints released in a season (1 per week) and once they're gone… they're gone! From then on they'll only be available at higher cost on the secondary market.

*Tariff fee is applied during checkout on shipping cost for international orders.   

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Daniel is the artist that designs all of our Pop Fly Pop Shop prints. Every piece is made with purposeful intentionality and thoughtful effort. Daniel is a storyteller, and during every drop, he is able to showcase the player’s journey and important moments from their career. The art prints do not simply focus on the player's image but about the entire path that has led them to the big leagues.