Welcome to Ars Longa Art Cards
Ars Longa Art Cards are original contemporary pieces of collectible art with an authentic heirloom quality vintage appeal. Featuring historically apt design elements, iconic images and a meticulous handcrafted attention to detail, every card is unique; each piece a celebration of baseball history and the art of the baseball card. Using technology, imagination, passion for the sport and a DIY ethic, artist and owner Jesse Loving strives to make a meaningful contribution to the hobby and your collection by creating cards that delight, educate and inspire.
This website contains the entire Ars Longa portfolio, including roughly 700 art cards featuring more than 600 different players, managers, umpires, mascots, executives and pioneers who defined and animated organized baseball’s first 75 years, from 1850 to 1925. The Ars Longa roster represents 95 teams, 48 cities, 21 leagues and 4 major baseball halls of fame. Ars Longa Art Cards are collected by a great many awesome people, just like you.
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Around the Horn
Wrigley Roster Jenga: Jim McCauley & Hank O’DaySep. 4, 2014
Anthony Burbatt at Wrigley Roster Jenga continues to add to his Cubs collection with the Ars Longa Diamond Heads ’15 card for Hank O’Day. O’Day managed the Cubs for just one year, 1914, to a record of 78-76. He then returned to umpiring in the National League the following year. O’Day’s managerial career (he also Read More >
The Unknowable Superstar (Part 2)Jun. 26, 2016
John Thorn, in his book Baseball in the Garden of Eden, opens a section on Jim Creighton with the following anecdote: In a cricket exhibition in 1859, Creighton played for an American 16 against an English 11, and clean bowled five wickets in six successive balls, an impressive performance for any level of competition. When Read More >