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Welcome to Ars Longa Art Cards

Ars Longa Art Cards are original pieces of contemporary collectible art with an authentic vintage heirloom quality. Featuring historical design elements, iconic images and a meticulous handcrafted attention to detail, every Ars Longa Art 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 800 art cards featuring more than 600 different players, managers, umpires, executives, pioneers and mascots who defined and animated organized baseball’s first 75 years, from 1850 to 1925. The Ars Longa roster includes representatives from 113 teams, 50 cities, 22 leagues and 4 major baseball halls of fame.

Ars Longa Art Cards are collected by a great many awesome people, just like you. Thank you for your interest and support. Please enjoy your visit!

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Around the Horn

ESPN: The Diary of Myles Thomas

Jun. 22, 2016

ESPN used an Ars Longa Art Card of King Solomon “Sol” White to mark its June 22, 1927 entry into the blog’s fantastic fictional diary of Bronx Bomber Myles Thomas. You can read the journal entry and view the art here.

Guest Blog

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 >