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Signed - Baseball Art - Limited Edition Lithographs

Decathlon etc & Various Toronto Blue Jays Issues

1970's & 1980's Signed Issues Including Hank Aaron - Mickey Mantle - Willie Mays - Warren Spahn - Ted Williams + Nolan Ryan & Harmon Killebrew & Blue Jays

 

Decathlon Issues

Numbered, Limited Edition

These are Sold Out Issues due to their small Limited Issue size & unique one of a kind features - Gorgeous, life like art renditions, Boldly & beautifully signed by each player in Black Permanent Ink, Not Pencil

Only 1 for each players HR or Win were issued

For example, Mickey Mantle hit 536 regular season HR's & 18 World Series HR's - Only 1 for each of these exists for a total of 554 Lithographs

Not just an autographed lithograph - In addition, each player has included in their own hand, the HR # or Win # - the Date it occurred - the Opposing Team - and the Stadium - making each, one of a kind

Included is Ted Williams possibly the greatest hitter in baseball history - He spent nearly 5 years & 2 stints in military service otherwise his HR total could have easily surpassed 650

Warren Spahn is regarded as baseball's all-time best left-handed pitcher with 363 regular season wins - He won his 1st major league game at the late age of 25 - Had it not been for 3 plus years of military service he more than likely would have exceeded 400 victories - The litho offered below regarding his WS wins is a sub issue of the 363 issued & Very Rare, only 4 exist

Each is signed & numbered in pencil by renowned sports artist, Cliff Spohn

Printed on 100% Rag Cotton, Acid Free Stock, Neutral PH Balanced - Protected in a poly sleeve

There were 9 different players issued in the series. The original large full color fold out brochure with a full size image is available for $5.00 postage & includes a copy of a 1990 Baseball Card News Review - Free w/ Purchase

In addition the selections below represent significant career achievements - If you are looking to purchase a "Decathlon", it may as well be the cream of the crop - Definitely a conversational & historic piece you will proudly own

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Scans below include framed versions to give you an idea of how they look finished

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All Signatures are Authentic & Unconditionally Guaranteed to Pass Jim Spence JSA or PSA

Shipped in an "Indestructible Tube" to prevent damage

Condition - All Below are NM M - Like New - Size 18 x 24

Shipping Cost Not Included in Price - To be Determined Pending "Shipping Location"

Player

Hand Inscription by Player (in Red)

Significance of HR or Win

Un-Framed

Price

Hank Aaron

Issued - 1987

Edition Size - 755

1 for each HR

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HR # 110  -  September 24, 1957  -  St Louis  -  County Stadium

Significance - Hit 44th HR on this date - His last HR of season

1st time led Major Leagues in HR's

1st & only year selected MVP

1st time led Major Leagues with a career high 132 RBI's

Led Major Leagues with 369 Total Bases & NL with 118 Runs

1957 - Batting Average .322

Note - HR # 110 was also a Grand Slam, his 1st - He chose this HR as the 9th most memorable of his career & switched from jersey # 5 to # 44 the following season

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Mickey Mantle

Issued - 1988

Edition Size - 536

1 for each HR

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HR # 374  -  Sept 23 '61  -  Boston  -  Fenway Park

Significance - Hit career high 54th HR on this date - His last HR of year

Led Major Leagues with 687 Slugging Ave & 126 Walks

Tied with Roger Maris for runs with 132

Combined with Maris they hit 115 HR's & had 264 RBI's

1961 - Batting Average .317

Note - Hit into only 2 Double Plays, an All-Time Yankees record - Tied by Mickey Rivers in 1977

850.00

Mickey Mantle

Issued - 1988

Edition Size - 536

1 for each HR

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HR # 404  -  Sept 30 '62  -  Chicago  -  Yankee Stadium

Significance - Hit 30th HR on this date - His last HR of season

8th straight year with 30 or more HR's

3rd & last time selected MVP

Led Major Leagues with 122 Walks & .488 On Base %

Led AL with .605 Slugging Average

Finished with .321 Batting Average

850.00

Mickey Mantle

Issued - 1988

Edition Size - 18

1 for ea WS HR

Rare

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World Series HR # 17  -  Oct 14 '64  -  St Louis, Busch Stadium

Significance

Having already passed Babe Ruth with his 16th WS HR in Game 3, he broke his own record with # 17 in Game 6 combining with Roger Maris on back to back HR's off Curt Simmons in the 6th inning breaking up a 1-1 tie - He would hit # 18 in Game 7 - A record he still holds

Note - In 12 WS he had 230 official at bats - a HR for every 12.7 at bats

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Willie Mays

Issued - 1984

Edition Size - 660

1 for each HR

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HR # 505  -  Oct. 3, 1965  -  Cincinnati  -  Candlestick Park

Significance - Hit 52nd HR on this date - His last HR of year

Led Major Leagues & Set Giants team record at the time

2nd & last time selected MVP

3rd time led Major Leagues & 4th & last time led NL in HR's

Led Major Leagues with .645 Slugging Average - 360 Total Bases & .399 On Base %

1965 - Batting Average .317

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Warren Spahn

Issued - 1984

Edition Size - 4

1 for ea WS Win

Rare

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World Series Win # 4 - Oct 5-1958 - New York - Yankee Stadium

Significance

In Game 4 of the 1958 World Series & on only 2 days rest he pitched his 2nd win of the series - a complete game, 2 hit, 3-0 shutout over Whitey Ford & the Yankees, bringing the Braves to within 1 win of the championship

This was his 4th & last WS victory - In Game 1 he pitched a 10 inning CG, winning 4-3

NY would win the WS, 4 games to 3

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Ted Williams

Issued - 1985

Edition Size - 521

1 for each HR

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HR # 197  -  9/27/47  -  Washington  -  Griffith Stadium

Significance - Hit 32nd HR on this date - Led AL - His last HR of year

Won 2nd & last Triple Crown hitting .343 - 114 RBI's

Led ML with a .499 On Base % & 162 Walks, the highest since 1923 when Babe Ruth walked 170 times

Led AL in Total Bases 335 - Slugging Ave .634 & Runs 125

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Nolan Ryan - Signed Lithograph - Rare

His 1st No Hitter - California Angels

Numbered Limited Edition of 2000 - Size, 20" x 30"

Beautiful life like portrayal by portrait artist Mark Rucker. His art work includes various sport personalities, Hank Aaron, Arthur Ashe, Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Arnold Palmer etc

Issued in 1974 by "American Gallery Of Sports Art Inc" of Dallas, Texas, Nolan's home state, to commemorate Nolan Ryan's 1st of 7 No Hitters in 1972 & 1st 20 win season in 1973 during which he also recorded 383 Strike-outs, the highest amount in any year during his career.

Neat, Clean, Hand Signature by Nolan Ryan in Bold Black Ink

The 1st Lithograph Issued of Nolan Ryan since he hadn't reached the legendary status that was to follow & having just started to record impressive statistics in 1972

These were advertised in "The Sporting News" during 1974 - After 40 years they are more than likely considered Rare - To this day I haven't seen them for sale or offered in auctions

Printed on 100% Rag Cotton, Acid Free Stock, Neutral PH Balanced - Un-Framed

Signature is Authentic & Unconditionally Guaranteed to Pass Jim Spence JSA or PSA

Condition - NM M - Like New

Shipping Cost Not Included in Price - To be Determined Pending "Shipping Location"

Limited Edition #

Year Issued - Player - Artist Price

# 36 of 2000

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1974 - Nolan Ryan - by Mark Rucker

Shipped in an "Indestructible Tube" to prevent damage

395.00

 

Harmon Killebrew - Signed Lithographs

Numbered Limited Edition - Issued in 1989 by - HighFive Productions Inc, Official Licensee of Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association

The HighFive Collection consisted of 2 different variations - The Biograph Edition & The Record Edition - Issued to accommodate different pricing structures

The art work is a perfect facial likeness depicted by Artist Lewis - The Hands in the Biograph Edition are by Artist S Perez

They were originally issued with a Facsimile Signature only - In addition each has been Hand Signed by Harmon through High Five Productions in 1989 & comes with a Letter & Seal of Authenticity

Available Framed Only - Printed on 100% Rag Cotton, Acid Free Stock, Neutral PH Balanced

Signatures are Authentic & Unconditionally Guaranteed to Pass Jim Spence JSA or PSA

Condition - Both below are Perfect - Like New

Limited Edition #

Year Issued - Description - Size Price

# 1110 of 2448

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1989 - Biograph Edition

The numbered edition relates to his total regular season Major League games played 2,435 + 6 ALCS & 7 World Series games - Total 2,448 Games

Neatly & Boldly Hand Signed in Blue Permanent Ink

Printed along the top - MLBPAA Inaugural Issue

Embossed & Raised into the Lithograph is - His Bat Grip, the Jersey Numbers he wore, 25, 12 & a larger # 3 + regulation size baseball

Includes both of his hands with Palms Outward

Printed along the bottom are the teams he played for & all years he was selected to the All-Star team

An Embossed HighFive Collection Logo & Seal of Authenticity + MLBPA Logo which is a silhouette of Harmon's swing are in the bottom corners

Around the entire perimeter in small text are his career stats, achievements etc

The Game # - Date & Opposing Team is noted along the bottom border

This one is Game 1110 - Oct 7, 1965  - Los Angeles - World Series

Attractively Double Matted w/ Glass & Solid Wood Frame

Size 28" W x 35" H - Pickup Only - No Shipping

295.00

Framed

# 2200 of 4896

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1989 - Record Edition

The numbered edition relates to the total games he played x 2 - These were issued to allow for a lower pricing

Neatly & Boldly Hand Signed in Blue Permanent Ink

Embossed & Raised into the Lithograph is - His Bat Grip, the Jersey Numbers he wore, 25, 12 & a larger # 3

Printed along the bottom are the teams he played for & all years he was selected to the All-Star team

An Embossed HighFive Collection Logo & Seal of Authenticity + MLBPA Logo which is a silhouette of Harmon's swing are in the bottom corners

Attractively Double Matted w/ Glass & Solid Wood Frame

Size 25" W x 22" H - Pickup Only - No Shipping

175.00

Framed

 

Signed - Toronto Blue Jays Lithographs

Signed & Numbered by Canadian Artist Les Tait

These were his first 3 Blue Jays Issues, each with Low Limited Editions - Future Issues were in Editions of 1,500

All are Sold Out Issues - Un-Framed Unless Noted

Printed on 100% Rag Cotton, Acid Free Stock, Neutral PH Balanced

Signatures are Authentic & Unconditionally Guaranteed to Pass Jim Spence JSA or PSA

Condition - All Below are NM M - Like New

Shipped in an "Indestructible Tube" to prevent damage

Shipping Cost Not Included in Price - To be Determined Pending "Shipping Location"

Limited Edition #

Year Issued - Description / Player - Size Price

# 351 of 390

Scarce

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1988 - Title, "O.K., Blue Jays"

1st in a Series of Blue Jays Issues by Les Tait

Horizontal Format - 38 1/4" x 10 1/4"

A List of All Blue Jays Seated Left to Right Will Be Provided

200.00

Artist Proof

# 12 of 40

Same as above

Attractively Double Matted & Framed - Pick-Up Only

375.00

Framed

Artist Proof

# 22 of 65

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1990 - Kelly Gruber - Title, "At Bat"

Hand Signed by Kelly Gruber

Size - 12" x 34 3/4"

250.00

Artist Proof

# 32 of 95

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1991 - Dave Stieb - Title, "Pitcher Perfect"

Hand Signed by Dave Stieb

Size - 14 1/2" x 34 3/4"

300.00

 

Signed - Toronto Blue Jays - Duane Ward

Lithograph Signed & Numbered by Canadian Artist Al Van Mil

Limited Edition Premium - by Maxwell House Coffee / Kraft Foods - Promotional Issue

Printed on 100% Rag Cotton, Acid Free Stock, Neutral PH Balanced

Signature is Authentic & Unconditionally Guaranteed to Pass Jim Spence JSA or PSA

Condition - Perfect - Like New

Shipped in an "Indestructible Tube" to prevent damage

Shipping Cost Not Included in Price - To be Determined Pending "Shipping Location"

Limited Edition #

Year Issued - Player / Description - Size Price

# 489 of 2000

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1993 - Duane Ward - Title, "The Closer"

Hand Signed by Duane Ward

w/ Letter of Authenticity from Maxwell House / Kraft Foods +

Original Mailing Tube

Size - 19" x 23"

75.00
 

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