Ron Lewis Original Artwork Used for the Cover Illustration - Spring 1985 Issue of Baseball-Hobby Card Report

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1991

Item Year: 1985

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Original Ron Lewis oil-on-board artwork used as the cover illustration for the Spring 1985 issue of the Baseball-Hobby Card Report. The painting features a "Big Apple" sliced open, with each of the cut segments displaying, respectively, the portrait images of Dave Winfield, Don Mattingly, Ron Guidry, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, and Gary Carter. Signed and dated by Lewis in the lower right corner ("Ron Lewis 85"). This artwork has been consigned directly by a former executive with Renata Galasso, the publisher of the Baseball-Hobby Card Report, and in whose sole possession it has remained these past thirty-two years. Ron Lewis is one of the premier sports artists of our time, best known to collectors today for his famous 500 Home Run Club and 3,000 Hit Club artworks. In addition to his baseball pieces, Lewis has also created a number of memorable works relating to the sports of football, basketball, and boxing. The painting (16 x 20.5 inches) remains in Near Mint to Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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