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by Mort Gerberg
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Thow Your Wall A Curveball

Award-winning illustrator and New Yorker cartoonist Mort Gerberg brings his longstanding love of the game and sharp wit to these glossy, ceramic tiles for baseball fans. A world-class series framed in white ash, the wood traditionally used for baseball bats. Features the signature of the artist, who is a regular on the New Yorker softball team. Choose from one of four cartoons: "Good Call," "Mind Game," "Screwball Sign" and "Up Forever." Ceramic tiles made in Holland, printed in Canada.

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Item ID
19656
Made from
ceramic, white ash
Measurements
7" L x 7" W
Notes
Sold individually.

Ready-to-hang or display.
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Mort Gerberg

Mort Gerberg is a cartoonist and author best known for his magazine cartoons, which have appeared regularly in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, Playboy, Harvard Business Review, Publishers Weekly and online on Huffington Post

He was voted as best Magazine Cartoonist of 2008 by the National Cartoonists Society, the international organization for professional cartoonists, an award he also won for 2007. He has drawn several nationally-syndicated newspaper comic strips and has written, edited, and/or illustrated 40 books for adults and children.

Mr. Gerberg has also written, drawn and performed on television news shows and appeared in the Shari Lewis home video, Lamb Chop in The Land of No Manners. He also taught cartooning at New York City's Parsons School of Design for many years, including an online class through the New School Distance Learning Program. collection

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DIAMOND WISDOM
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (5)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (6)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (8)
  • Office (4)
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4.0

Funny!

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from Saint Paul, MN

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Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gifts

Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

The one thing my dad and I have always shared is baseball, so this was a great gift for my dad. I bought him "Good Call." As predicted, he thought it was hysterical. I do think it was a bit too small for[$] and the frame was pretty cheap for [$]. But the overall impact of the gift was not diminished and my dad loved it. I think it would be a great bargain at[$], but at $35 you need to have it in mind for a baseball fan with a great sense of humor to justify the cost. That said, it was totally worth the cost for my dad.

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5.0

Great comic!

By 

from Michigan

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Office

    Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

    Styled in the manner of New Yorker magazine cartoons with humor just as dry. Having a frame made of ash is an added great feature. Light and airy. Great gift for baseball fans. Good quality.

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    4.0

    Very funny cartoon

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    from Hartford County, CT

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright

    Cons

    • Low Quality

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Office

    Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

    Quality of frame is not great, but it is just as it appears in the catalog. It's a nice size, and the cartoon is hilarious.

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    5.0

    Fantastic gift!

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    from Arlington, VA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Funny
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • DEN
      • Gifts
      • Living Room
      • Man Cave
      • Office
      • Study

      Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

      I bought this as a gift for my dad -- we love going to baseball games together, and he loves heckling the umpires. He thought it was great! I thought the construction looked great. It is a smaller item so it fits great on a shelf (as opposed to hanging on a wall). I'd definitely purchase one of these again for a similar gift occasion! Great choice.

      Service and delivery comments:

      As always my delivery was extremely prompt and things were packaged well and in good condition when they arrived.

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      5.0

      Loved it!

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      from Enola, PA

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      Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

      I bought it for a Christmas present for my baseball loving dad. He loved it!! It got to my house very quickly.

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      3.0

      Great tile, poorly framed

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      from Appleton, WI

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      Pros

      • Excellent cartoon
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Smaller than expected
      • Wasn't well framed

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

      Loved this item for a gift - really fit the umpire I'm related to. Sadly, it was not cushioned in its frame and the hot-gluing was poorly done. We removed the backing, added cardboard and reglued it.

      Service and delivery comments:

      When we initially received this, the tile was cracked across a corner. The customer service people on the phone were very helpful and sent out a new one in time for me to give it on Christmas. I was truly thankful for their excellent help, but the item itself wasn't up to Uncommon Goods' standards.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      THEY FLAT OUT LIED

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      from Orlando, Fla

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      Pros

      • Right On

      Cons

      • LIED ABOUT "SIGNED"

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

      The last reviewer was too kind....Talk about misrepresentation! They flat out lied! When I purchase a product that says "signed" I EXPECT IT TO BE SIGNED PERSONALLY! This is a fraudulent advert. I intend to report this. Cartoon is great by the way.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      These pictures are a home run!

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      from St. Louis, MO

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

        I am a baseball fanatic, my husband is a baseball fanatic; as a matter of fact baseball is intertwined closely in our family's life. I am always looking for nice quality baseball items we can enjoy in our home. These pictures are great! The drawings and copy are clever and I love the fact that the frames are made from authentic basball bat wood.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Solid

        By 

        from TN

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

        I read too much into "Features the signature of the artist.." It features the signature of the artist in the same manner that the Sunday funny papers feature the signature of the cartoonist.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Baseball Humor

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        from Crown Point, IN

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        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too small

        Best Uses

        • Gift for Baseball Coach

        Comments about DIAMOND WISDOM:

        Given as one of a pair to a State Champion.

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