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1984 Ron Lewis Original Baseball Card Artwork Hall of Fame Art Card Series (44 Paintings)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,640.00
Collection of forty-four original paintings by renowned sports artist Ron Lewis created for use in the 1984 Renata Galasso Hall of Fame Art Card Series. This attractive deckle-edged card set (comprised of forty-four player cards plus checklist) features illustrated images of every individual elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame between the years 1936 and 1946. Inspired by the great success of the Perez-Steele Baseball Hall of Fame postcards, the Hall of Fame Art Card Series features the artwork of Ron Lewis and was limited in number to 10,000 sets. The original paintings have been in the possession of the publisher since originally commissioned and have never before been available for sale. Offered as a single lot are all forty-four original Ron Lewis paintings used in the production of the set: Cobb, Ruth, W. Johnson, Mathewson, Wagner, Lajoie, Speaker, Young, Bulkeley, B. Johnson, McGraw, Mack, Wright, Alexander, Cartwright, Chadwick, Collins, Gehrig, Keeler, Sisler, Anson, Comiskey, Cummings, Ewing, Radbourne, Spalding, Hornsby, Landis, Bresnahan, Brouthers, Clarke, Collins, Delahanty, Duffy, Jennings, Kelly, O'Rourke, Robinson, Burkett, Chance, Chesbro, Evers, Tinker, and Plank. Ron Lewis is one of the premier sports artists of our time, perhaps best known to collectors today for his famous 500 Home Run Club and 3,000 Hit Club artworks. In addition to his published baseball artwork, Lewis is also well known for his many memorable works relating to football, basketball, and boxing. Each of the artworks (image area) measures approximately 6 x 10 inches and has been executed in oil on board. All but one of the artworks have been painted in tandem on a single board (two artworks per board), with twenty of the twenty-one boards signed and dated by the artist in pencil. All are in Excellent to Mint condition. Included with the artworks is a complete set of 1984 Renata Galasso Hall of Fame Art Card Series (45 cards). Total: 44 original paintings. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++. SOLD FOR $4,640.00
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