Mickey Mantle Signed Original Painting by Cliff Spohn

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Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2002

Item Year: 2001

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Original painting on board of Mickey Mantle by noted artist Cliff Spohn. Signed and dated ("00") by Spohn in the lower right. It should be noted that this piece was specially commissioned by our consignor. He first had Mantle sign a large piece of plywood, with the signature obtained in person at a signing show during the early 1990s (he recalls that Mantle was totally perplexed as to why he wanted him to sign a large board). Then, a few years later, after Mantle's death, he had Spohn paint the board around the signature, resulting in this unique piece. Mantle's signature, which is rendered in blue Sharpie, measures an impressive seven inches in length and grades "10." The artwork (23.75 x 32.75 inches; visible dimensions) is in apparent Mint condition and has been matted and framed to total dimensions of 29 x 38 inches. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $1,500. Estimate (open).


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