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154. "King Kelly" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

154. "King Kelly" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

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Step back in time to the late 19th century, a period when baseball was still finding its identity, and the sport's first genuine superstar emerged – Mike "King" Kelly. Born in 1857, Kelly's life and career offer a captivating glimpse into an era of baseball filled with innovation and charm.

Kelly's journey to fame began when he burst onto the scene with unparalleled skills and an irresistible charisma. As a player, he was a true trailblazer, redefining the art of base-running with innovative techniques, daring stolen bases, and an uncanny ability to anticipate the game's nuances. His versatility allowed him to excel as both a catcher and outfielder, showcasing his extraordinary fielding skills.

But it wasn't just his prowess on the field that set Kelly apart; it was his brilliance at the plate. His batting excellence and on-base abilities contributed significantly to his legendary status. Kelly became a beloved figure not just for his athletic feats but also for his magnetic personality.

Off the field, Kelly was equally captivating. He pioneered the concept of player endorsements and merchandising, laying the groundwork for modern athlete branding. His charm and celebrity transcended the baseball diamond, as he ventured into theater and even dabbled in vaudeville.

Mike "King" Kelly's influence extended far beyond the game itself, leaving an indelible mark on the history of America's pastime and its crossover with pop culture. His legacy continues to inspire players and fans alike, reminding us of the enduring power of charisma, innovation, and excellence. In the ever-evolving world of baseball, Mike "King" Kelly remains the original and enduring superstar.


This 7 x 10.5" art print will be available for purchase between now and 12/24/23, 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.