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1983 Phillies Centennial Celebration Calendar and Postcard Set Paintings (9)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $1,392.00

Series of nine original paintings by Dick Perez used to illustrate the 1983 Phillies calendar, each featuring the all-time greatest Phillies in history by position. These paintings were also used as the original artwork appearing on the 1983 "Great Phillies Players" art postcard series, produced in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Phillies (1883-1983), which were distributed by the Phillies on special "Nostalgia Nights." Each is watercolor on board and measures 15 x 20 inches. Each painting features between three and five of the greatest Phillies players to play at that position. Players represented span the entire history of the club, and include Ed Delahanty, Harry Wright, Jim Bunning, Eddie Sawyer, Pete Rose, Dick Allen, etc. This lot represents nine of the thirteen paintings which comprise the set. The other four artworks to the series were long ago presented to the Phillies at their request for display in the executive dining room at Veterans Stadium. Accompanied by an example of the published calendar and an uncut sheet of the "Great Phillies Players" art postcards produced for the Phillies by Perez-Steele Galleries. This is a spectacular series of original paintings celebrating the rich history of baseball in Philadelphia. Total 9 paintings. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++. SOLD FOR $1,392.00

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