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1986 Dick Perez Original Painting - Hank Aaron (Donruss Puzzle Artwork)
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $705.00
Original watercolor on board of Hank Aaron, by renowned baseball artist Dick Perez, commissioned for use as the special puzzle insert in the 1986 Donruss baseball card issue. This is the premier 1986 Donruss artwork which represents the entire set. The painting features a large image of Aaron in a batting stance and is lettered "Donruss - Hall of Fame - Diamond King" directly below. Affixed to the left of the Aaron's image is a Perez portrait of the legendary home run king. A sheet listing Aaron's lifetime achievements is affixed to the right of the main image (prepared as camera-ready artwork for the production of the puzzle). The painting is signed by Perez in the center. Dick Perez is universally regarded as one of the finest baseball artists of our generation. He is the only artist to have ever been named The Official Artist of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He is best known by collectors today for his artwork issued through the Perez-Steele Galleries including the "Hall of Fame Postcard" set, the "Great Moments" set, and the "Celebration" set. Perez began his affiliation with Donruss in 1982 and was responsible for all of the paintings appearing on the company's incredibly successful "Diamond Kings" artwork cards through 1996. This is a very substantial, elaborate, and well-known Dick Perez original painting of Hank Aaron. The painting measures 17 x 22.75 inches and has been matted and framed to total dimensions of 25.5 x 32 inches. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $705.00
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