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2008 Mickey Mantle Original Topps Artwork by Dick Perez
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,293
Original acrylic on canvas-panel painting of Mickey Mantle by Dick Perez; signed by the artist in the lower right. Topps commissioned this artwork in 2008 for use on special insert cards issued exclusively in random packages of its baseball cards sold through Wal-Mart. This image was featured on card #WMDP-7. Mantle was the only retired player chosen by Topps to be included in the set. Original Mickey Mantle artworks by prominent artists such as Dick Perez are naturally highly prized by collectors, and the fact that this painting was used to produce a special Mantle card produced by Topps gives it an all the greater significance. This is a modern classic, both as a Topps artwork and as a Dick Perez original painting of Mickey Mantle. Dimensions: 14 x 18 inches. Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,293
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