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125. (SOLD OUT) "The Curse of the Colonel" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

125. (SOLD OUT) "The Curse of the Colonel" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

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Baseball curses are a peculiar and mysterious phenomenon that fascinate sports fans around the world. And in Japan, one curse stands out above the rest: the Curse of the Colonel. It all started in 1985 when the Hansheen Tigers won their first and only championship, sending their fans into a frenzy of celebration.

As part of the festivities, a statue of Colonel Sanders was thrown into the Dotonbori River in Osaka. But little did the fans know that this act of joy would lead to years of misfortune and heartache for the Tigers. According to legend, the Colonel's spirit had been helping the Tigers win games and championships, but when the statue was thrown into the river, it broke the connection, and the Colonel's spirit cursed the team with years of failure. Despite various attempts to lift the curse, nothing seemed to work, and the Tigers remain haunted by the Curse of the Colonel.

This 7 x 10.5" art print will be available for purchase between now and 4/23/23, 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. 


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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.

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“Every time I look at these prints, I think of my father. If artists can channel their adversity into incredible works of art that we get to enjoy, then we should challenge ourselves to turn our struggles into something that can benefit others.”

 - Travis

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Meet the Artist

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.