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145. (SOLD OUT) "Catfish Hunter" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

145. (SOLD OUT) "Catfish Hunter" 7" x 10.5" Art Print

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The story of Catfish Hunter reads like a novel where grit and talent intersect in the most extraordinary way. Born in a quiet corner of North Carolina, far from the big-league ballparks and city lights, Jim "Catfish" Hunter's journey to baseball stardom defied the odds.

The nickname "Catfish" may have lacked the grandeur of myth, but within it lay a baseball savant whose unparalleled pitching artistry would leave an indelible mark on the game. Hunter's path from the Tar Heel State to the big leagues was a testament to his innate talent, which was evident to anyone who saw him toe the rubber.

Catfish's right arm possessed a supernatural gift—a fastball that seemed guided by a higher power. The pinpoint control he exerted over that pitch was nothing short of miraculous. With an unflinching composure on the mound, he approached each batter with the confidence of a seasoned gunslinger.
Though his journey began with the Kansas City Athletics, it was with the Oakland A's that Catfish Hunter's star shone brightest. In the early 1970s, he was part of a band of baseball misfits that defied convention and captured three consecutive World Series titles from 1972 to 1974. His Cy Young Award in 1974 was a crowning achievement, a testament to his skill and consistency.

But the Catfish legend was not just about the numbers; it was a testament to perseverance. A career-threatening arm injury could have derailed any player, but not Catfish. He displayed the sort of resilience that inspires generations, returning to the mound stronger and more determined than ever.
In the end, Catfish Hunter's story is a quintessential baseball narrative—a tale of a young man from a small town who ascended to the pinnacle of the sport through a combination of talent, hard work, and unshakeable resolve. His legacy lives on as a reminder that dreams, no matter how improbable, can be realized through dedication and a fierce will to succeed.

The story of Catfish Hunter is not merely a chapter in baseball history; it's a timeless testament to the extraordinary heights to which the human spirit can ascend. In a world of strikeouts and home runs, he remains an enduring symbol of grit, excellence, and the enduring magic of America's pastime.

This 7 x 10.5" art print will be available for purchase between now and 10/08/23, 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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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.