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    Billy DeBeck - Barney Google Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 2-20-?? (circa 1920s). This original page, known as "The Race Today," features perhaps the most desirable and sought-after Barney Google sequence, featuring the Barney Google Derby horse race won by Spark Plug. This page features the entire race from start to finish, beginning with a roster of entries, and ending with a victorious Barney caboosing out of town. Spark Plug was a star in many of the Google stories, appearing on the cover of a number of hardcover book editions of DeBeck strips, and popular in jewelry designs, as this scrappy little horse really caught the public's eye. The Barney Google strip began in 1919 and continued past DeBeck's death in 1942; today it is better known as Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, with Barney making only rare cameo appearances. This strip has an image area of approximately 17.5" x 4"; there are a couple of very small stains in the first panel, otherwise this page is in Excellent condition.

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