Jason Schwartz is putting a new spin on some old cards and the results are both eye-catching and charitable.
Schwartz grew up during the 1980s and 90s as a big baseball fan. He loves the game enough to write about it for SABR but his latest project has taken an artistic turn.
Schwartz takes some craft supplies, old but almost worthless cards, cardboard and glitzy paper and turns it all into custom-made, one-of-a-kind, newfangled 1/1 issues. Think of them as old school refractors.
It’s not a for-profit venture, though. The affable artist essentially trades the cards for donations to the Joe Jackson Museum, Negro Leagues Museum, various player charities or other charities mentioned on his website. In just a few months, he’s raised several thousand dollars.
Chicago reporter Jeremy Ross takes us inside “Heavy J Studios.”