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Mickey Mantle Signed Painting "1952 Bowman Card"
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,276.00
Original oil on canvas painting of Mickey Mantle, by noted sports artist Wayne Prokopiak, signed by Mantle in blue Sharpie. This unique artwork, which was specially commissioned by our consignor, is an exact reproduction of Mantle's image from his 1952 Bowman baseball card and has been beautifully inscribed "Best Wishes - Mickey Mantle." Both the salutation and inscription have been boldly scripted across his image and grade "9." Signed and dated (1990) by the artist in the lower right. Wayne Prokopiak, who has created many memorable sports lithographs, is best known today for his work with the Boxing Hall of Fame. Prokopiak was the official artist for the Hall during the 1990s and was annually commissioned to create the cover illustrations for its Hall of Fame induction programs. During that period he also developed a close working relationship with our consignor, who commissioned Prokopiak to produce a number of significant baseball artworks for his substantial personal collection including this work. The painting measures 18 x 27 inches and has been handsomely framed to slightly larger dimensions. This is a very attractive and highly desirable Mantle signed artwork of one of the classic Bowman cards of the era. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,276.00
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