1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" Original Card Artwork #102 "Final Day on Kroto"
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,067
1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" original watercolor painting used to produce card #102 entitled "Final Day on Kroto," featuring astronauts scheduling a time to depart the planet Kroto. 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. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,067