There is a certain satisfaction that goes along with owning a piece of art associated with your favorite sports team. Be it by a professional, or something you make at home yourself, sports art pieces have a way of stoking ones memory to relive those favorite moments from the past.
Recently I put out a call to Reddit and Twitter to see if I could put together some of the best Toronto Blue Jays fan made art pieces, and was surprised by how awesome many of the submissions were.
Here’s a look at some of the better Blue Jays fan inspired art pieces submitted:
The first piece submitted is titled “The Flip” and it portrays the epic Jose Bautista bat flip from the 2015 ALDS against the Texas Rangers. The piece was submitted by Chris Ripley from @bluejaysart .
This oil on canvas painting was submitted on Twitter by @andybisanartist . It depicts the recent Hall of Fame inductee, Roy Halladay, while pitching for the Blue Jays in their powder blue uniforms. Andy is currently in Korea, but will be touring US/Canadian ballparks this summer painting many different venues and players.
Instagram poster _jayn19 has created some amazing Toronto Blue Jays stained glass pieces. The first of two is flippin awesome!
The second submission from @bluejaysart portrays our longtime Blue Jays manager and all around good guy John Gibbons. “Gibby the Best”.
Chris Ripley brings the generations together in “Postseason Homers at the Dome” @bluejaysart.
Edwin Encarnación gets some stained glass love from _jayn19 in their second submission on Instagram.
This next piece was submitted by @Goochockey . You know someone is a true Blue Jays fan when they make their first attempt at cross stitching the iconic Jose Bautista bat flip from the 2015 ALDS. Great Job @Goochockey!
“Doc” by @bluejaysart displays the different looks of hall of fame legend Roy Halladay.
Marcus Stroman had a pumpkin carving contest this past October, and the winner was none other than Chris Ripley from @bluejaysart . Talk about multi talented. Can you pitch out of the bullpen Chris?
“WAMCO” by @bluejaysart
Chris Ripley from @bluejaysart who was good enough to submit multiple pieces to this article, created his own Blue Jays Art Coloring book. $2 from each purchase goes to the The Jays Care Foundation. They can be purchased at http://www.chrisripley.ca/
Marcus Stroman may be the biggest Blue Jays, and Toronto Canada fan himself. Just this month @MStrooo6 got himself a new tattoo of the Toronto skyline including the C.N. Tower. You can see Marcus showing off his new body art in his Instagram video.
Speaking of body art, recently while I was digging through the depths of Twitter I stumbled across this Man-o-Jay body art from the 2015 season.
Now that’s commitment!
Big thanks to all our participants! If any of our other readers have fan made Blue Jays art pieces they would like to share, feel free to post them in the Facebook comments or tweet them @JaysJournal.