Helmar Cigar Box Outer Label Original Artwork - "When McGraw's Giants are in a Pickle"

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1478

Item Year: 2017

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Original painting on board, titled "When McGraw's Giants are in a Pickle," used for the production of a Helmar cigar box exterior label. The image pictures McGraw dipping his spoon into a large pickle jar featuring the portrait images of five Giants players: Christy Mathewson, Rube Marquard, Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity, and Hooks Wiltse. These were the players McGraw could always count on whenever he found himself "In a pickle" during the club's 1905 World Championship season. Image area: approximately 10 x 7 inches. Board: 14.5 x 11 inches. Near Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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