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Dick Perez Babe Ruth 1995 Original Wal-Mart Promotion Painting
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,610.00
Extraordinary original painting by Dick Perez of Babe Ruth. Watercolor on board. This is one of the most traveled and viewed paintings by Dick Perez ever created. This painting was commissioned to accompany the famous T206 "Gretzky-McNall" Wagner and other baseball treasures which were part of the traveling baseball display sponsored by Wal-Mart in 1995, during their promotion of the T206 Honus Wagner giveaway contest. During the tour, this painting of Babe Ruth, which was one of the signature exhibits of the display, was viewed by literally hundreds of thousands. A promotional "souvenir card" featuring this painting was distributed to the first five-hundred visitors at each Wal-Mart Store exhibition, which traveled the country throughout the year promoting the contest. Gouache on board. Signed lower left. 16 x 18 inches. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 27 x 30 inches. The painting is accompanied by an example of the published Wal-Mart Babe Ruth advertising card. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,610.00
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