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Lot # 1696 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" Original Card Artwork #25 "Wrestling Saber-Toothed Tiger"

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,528

1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" original watercolor painting used to produce card #25, entitled "Wrestling Saber-Toothed Tiger," featuring the "Marshman of Mercury" wrestling a saber-toothed tiger with an astronaut in the background. Bowman's "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" is one of the most significant early science-fiction sets, foreshadowing the many great advances in science and technology, such as space travel, which ironically would come to be just a few short years in the future. Bright, clean, crisp, and with astounding detail. The artwork includes additional image area which was cropped out by Bowman on the issued card. This is a spectacular example of original artwork from one of nonsport-card collecting's most popular sets. Watercolor on board. Dimensions: 6-1/8 x 4 inches. In Near Mint condition. The artwork is accompanied by a reprint example of the issued card. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,528


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