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    Greg Theakston - Original Magazine Cover Art (1991). This beautiful portrait of Babe Ruth was utilized as the cover to Sports Classics Comics #1, an "unauthorized biography" of the Sultan of Swat in comic book format. Greg Theakston nicely captures the affable qualities of the Bambino's hangdog mug. The bright yellow background beautifully complements the realistic skin tones, giving the painting a startlingly photorealistic quality. This piece certainly has crossover appeal, reaching out to fans of both comic book and illustration art, was well as sports collectors -- last we checked, the Babe still has a few fans milling about the ballpark. Rendered in acrylic on illustration board, it measures 15 x 11.5, and is signed lower middle-left.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
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