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Mickey Mantle Signed Original Oil Painting
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $7,637.50
Large oil-on-canvas painting, by noted sports artist Wayne Prokopiak, personally inscribed by Mickey Mantle to Barry Halper. The painting commemorates Mantle's 1956 Triple Crown season and has been signed "To my pal Barry - Casey loved you too - Your friend Mickey Mantle." Both the inscription and signature have been beautifully scripted in blue Sharpie and grade a perfect "10." The painting has also been signed and dated ("91") by the artist in the lower left corner. 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 Boxing Hall of Fame during the 1990s and was annually commissioned to create the cover illustrations for its induction programs. This is a truly unique and visually extraordinary Mantle signed painting that was once prominently and proudly displayed in the most prestigious private baseball collection ever assembled. The painting measures 26 x 42 inches and has been matted and framed to a total dimension of 31 x 47.25 inches. Please Note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, shipping costs (depending on where it is sent and its method of shipping) may be substantial. LOA from James Spence/JSA. From the Barry Halper Collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $7,637.50
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