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Lot # 1330 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1991 Original Peanuts Daily Comic Strip by Charles Schulz

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $9,860.00

This original three-panel Peanuts daily strip, produced in 1991, is dated "6/25" and has been signed by Charles Schulz along the right border. Charlie Brown is pictured on the mound as he confers with his catcher, Schroeder. The subject of their meeting, of course, is not what one would expect. Instead of trying to "settle down" Charlie Brown, Schroeder is instead expressing surprise at the fact that Charlie Brown threw a fastball and the batter swung and missed. The last panel finds him asking Charlie Brown, "How Did That Happen?" The look on the face of Charlie Brown speaks volumes and captures the absurdity of Schroeder's surprise. All original Peanuts dailies are highly prized by a wide spectrum of collectors today, but those originals featuring the Peanuts characters playing baseball have a special place in the hearts of fans and collectors. This is an ideal example in all respects, featuring the most famous battery team in the history of the comic world. Peanuts has been popular for over fifty years. A true testimony to its universal appeal is the fact that even after Schulz's death in 2000, Peanuts continues to run (in the form of reprints) in thousands of newspapers nationwide. This is a very rare and extraordinary original Peanuts daily with ideal baseball content. The strip (20.5 x 7 inches) is in Mint condition. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 26 x 12 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $9,860.00

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