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Famous Norm Saunders Mars Attacks Self-Portrait Original Artwork

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,887.50

The offered original self-portrait by Norm Saunders is one of the collecting world's most famous images relating to the Mars Attacks set. It is the definitive Mars Attacks/Norm Saunders original artwork. This artwork first appeared in the August 1984 edition of Krause Publications' Baseball Cards Magazine, accompanying an article on Norm Saunders. Topps used this artwork on card #99 of its 1994 Mars Attacks Archives set. The artwork was also used to produce a very well known Limited Edition print issued in honor of Norm Saunders and his great contributions to the collecting world. In this unique self-portrait, Norm Saunders captures himself being painted by one of his trademark Mars Attacks Martians. When this artwork was originally created for Krause Publications in 1984, Norm Saunders was just beginning to be recognized for his great contributions to the world of non-sport cards, especially as the artist responsible for creating the Mars Attacks set. Saunders died in 1990. This is a fascinating and unique artwork by the legendary Norm Saunders, directly relating to his most enduring creation. Watercolor on paper, 7.5 x 10 inches, signed and dated "Saunders 84" in lower right. The artwork is in Near Mint to Mint condition. Accompanied by an original Limited Edition print and two1994 Topps Mars Attacks Archive cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $4,887.50

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