1951 Bowman Jets, Rockets, Spacemen"Original Card Artwork #30 "Slaying Deimos Rock Dragon"

Sold For: $3,525

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1643

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Gorgeous 1951 Bowman Jets, Rockets, Spacemen original watercolor painting used to produce key card card #30, entitled "Slaying Deimos Rock Dragon," featuring three astronauts being attacked by a huge dragon. This is one of the most impressive artworks from any nonsport series and one of the key cards of the entire set. Bowman's "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" set has long been revered for the quality of its artwork throughout, but even among the 108 masterpieces that comprise the set, this card stands out as one of the set's greatest highlights. The Jets, Rockets, Spacemen set is one of the most significant early science fiction sets, foreshadowing the many great advances in science and technology, such as space travel, which ironically would come to be just a few short years in the future. Bright, clean, crisp, and with astounding detail. The artwork includes additional image area which was cropped out by Bowman on the issued card. This is a spectacular example of original artwork from one of nonsport-card collecting's most popular sets. Watercolor on board. Dimensions: 6-1/8 x 4 inches. In Near Mint condition. The artwork is accompanied by a high-grade example of the issued card (SGC NM 84). Total 2 items (artwork and card). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

SOLD FOR $3,525

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