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Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams Signed Painting
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,392.00
Original oil on canvas artwork, created by noted sports artist Wayne Prokopiak, signed by Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. The offered piece, which harkens back to the 1951 season, was specially commissioned by our consignor and features the images of DiMaggio, Mantle and Williams posing together on the top step of the dugout. Each of the players has signed the piece across his respective image. DiMaggio and Mantle have signed in blue Sharpie (grading "9" and "10," respectively), while Williams' signature (grading "8") has been scripted in fine-point blue marker. Signed and dated (1989) by the artist in the lower left. This piece is accompanied by a interesting and unique story regarding its signing. Our consignor took this painting with him to a signing show at which all three players were present. Mantle and Williams were more than happy to sign it, however DiMaggio was well known at the time for being very finicky about signing paintings. He just did not like to do it, but when the consignor expressed his concern to Williams (who had commented how much he liked it), Ted personally requested of DiMaggio that Joe sign it, and DiMaggio accommodated Ted's request. The result is this extraordinary piece signed by all three Hall of Fame legends. The painting measures 18 x 24 inches and has been framed to slightly larger dimensions. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,392.00
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