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Seven times HR champ!


We just finished this one for our new series on the 1950’s and thought you’d enjoy a preview. Charles.

Back in history…


I first became entranced with Indian Mughal-style art about thirty years ago. It is easy to go a little crazy with these; at one time I had several hundred pieces. These days I have perhaps a dozen or so that I haven’t been able to give up and perhaps another dozen that I wonder why I ever bought in the first place.

It’s a long story but these stylized gouache paintings brought me back to baseball. At some point I realized that this method was perfectly suited to recreating the look of many early cards. Charles.

Something Different


I have a number of 19th century images of Native Americans and Western personalities that we’ve colorized but not published yet. Originally the idea was to do small cabinets but I’m thinking of doing this instead. 6″ x 9″ and the finished piece would be a two-color linocut with the colorized photo printed on specialized paper.

Oklahoma land rush; linocut with colorized photo.

An old piece of art resurfaces: Helmar Joe Jackson


To jump directly to our auctions of hand-made cards click here.

I notice that Steve’s Sportscards (Staten Island, New York) is auctioning off one of our best known original paintings on eBay. It was one of Sanjay Verma’s pieces that we used on a few very large (48″ x 24″) wood signs for beer stores. It was also used on a couple of our cards and, perhaps most famously, on our packages of BBQ potato chips.

I remember selling this piece some years ago but I can’t recall to whom. He is asking $2,195.00. Here’s a link that opens in a new window: Joe Jackson

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