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1951 Bowman Jets, Rockets, Spacemen Original Card #6 Artwork
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,392.00
Gorgeous 1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" original watercolor artwork for card #6, entitled "Receding Earth," featuring a manned rocket ship leaving Earth toward untold adventures in space. This is one of the key cards of the set with reference to story development and being representative of the set as a whole. Earth fills more than half of the background, with the United States still clearly visible. The darkness of space, broken only by scattered light from the moon and stars, fills the balance. The reverse text reads in part, "I looked back at Earth. It was a huge ball suspended in space. Huge for a time, then getting smaller and smaller. My thoughts turned from the home planet to the marvels that lay ahead." An example of the issued card accompanies the original artwork. Bright, clean, crisp, and with astounding detail. This is a spectacular example of original artwork from one of non-sport card collecting's most popular sets. Watercolor on board. Dimensions: 4.25 x 6.25 inches. In Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,392.00
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