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137. (SOLD OUT) "Mayday Malone" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

137. (SOLD OUT) "Mayday Malone" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

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The 7 x 10.5" baseball print for this week is of a character who is much better known for another one of his careers. Sam "Mayday" Malone. Everybody knows his name.

For those who have been following this project for a while, you know that my favorite spot is where baseball and pop culture meet. And it did so every week so entertainingly in a fictional bar in Boston run by former Major League reliever: Sam Malone.
If you were a fan of the show, you know Sam wasn't just your typical barkeep. Oh no, he had a story that could rival the grandest of home runs—a past as a ballplayer for the revered Boston Red Sox.

Picture this: Sam Malone, the epitome of charm and good looks, standing tall behind the bar, ready to serve up drinks and tales that would make your head spin. But hidden beneath that charming smile was a man who once owned the baseball diamond. He had the swagger, the competitive fire, and a knack for captivating an audience with his larger-than-life personality.

Cheers burst onto the scene at a time when baseball was more than just a game—it was an integral part of the American tapestry. And the show cleverly tapped into that baseball magic. Sam's history as a ballplayer added a delightful layer of excitement to the Cheers experience. His stories of sliding into home, striking out opponents, and sharing camaraderie with teammates had us all hooked, eagerly leaning in for more.

In Cheers, baseball wasn't just a sport—it was a language that united the characters and viewers alike. The show effortlessly wove baseball references into its fabric, creating a tapestry of banter, metaphors, and spirited rivalries. Whether Sam compared matters of the heart to taking the mound in a high-pressure situation or the gang passionately debated the merits of different teams and players, the baseball connection was always front and center.

Sam Malone, with his undeniable charisma and magnetic presence, embodied the quintessential sports hero—the lovable jock we all secretly wished we could be. His love for the game and his tight-knit bond with the Cheers crew crafted an atmosphere that felt like home. And let's not forget the iconic Cheers bar, where everybody knew your name, and the spirit of baseball wafted through the air as naturally as the clinking of glasses.

So, whether Sam was regaling patrons with tales of his glory days, sharing a laugh with his buddies, or chasing after love, baseball was a constant companion in the Cheers universe. It served as the unifying force, the connective tissue that bound the show to the collective memories and experiences of its viewers.

Thanks to the extraordinary talents of Ted Danson and the creative minds behind Cheers, baseball became more than just a game; it transformed into an enduring piece of pop culture that continues to warm our hearts in the reruns.

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