1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" Original Card Artwork #89 "Duel Over Fierson Pit"

Sold For: $711

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1574

Item Year: 1951

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" original watercolor painting used to produce card #89 entitled "Duel Over Fierson Pit," featuring two astronauts having a knife fight while balancing on a tight rope with three huge bear-like creatures below. Bowman's "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" 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. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $711

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