Jackie Robinson may very well be the most important player in MLB history. He was carefully chosen to be the one to change it all. Jackie Robinson's courage and eloquence while crossing the color barrier during the 1947 baseball season is nothing short of legendary. Now baseball was beginning to equalize. Soon after Robinson crossed the color barrier, Larry Doby crossed and so on and so forth, until every last great player in the Negro Leagues was plucked, with Hank Aaron being the last player chosen, then the Negro Leagues dissolved into oblivion. As an artist, I try to do my part in keeping the legacy of the Negro Leagues alive and well. 52" x 37" Mixed Media artwork is the latest in my long line of tributes to the Negro Leagues of Baseball. 25% of the proceeds will go directly to the Negro League Baseball Museum
Josh Gibson was one of the Negro Leagues greatest sluggers! Legend has it, he still has some home run balls making orbit around the earth. This framed 16" x 20" Mixed Media artwork is the one that started the Negro League fascination for me. His eyes in the photo I referenced were so captivating that I had to make an artwork. In this photo, the painting is exhibited at the San Francisco Public Library and has been exhibited at The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and has made it tour of California through the Public Library system. 25% of the proceeds will go directly to the Negro League Baseball Museum. Shipping is included with purchase.
Hank Aaron, the cross handed hitting Negro Leaguer turned ALL-TIME MLB Home run champion was the very last Negro League player plucked, then shortly there after the entire league dissolved into oblivion. Here we are 80 years later doing our best to keep the legacy of this great part of Black American history alive!
Larry Doby was the second black man chosen to play in the MLB. He was also the first black man to win a World Series in 1948 with the Cleveland Indians. The last World Series for that franchise. The slugger is represented in all his glory in this framed 16" x 20" mixed media artwork on canvas. This painting along with all of my Negro League mixed media artworks have been shown at The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, have toured California as part of exhibitions shown in the California Library system and this artwork was featured on the cover of "BlackBall" Baseball Journal. 20% of proceeds going to the Negro League Baseball Museum. Shipping included
Ken Griffey Jr and his 1989 Upper Deck rookie card is one of the most iconic cards of ALL TIME! SO I cut it up to take one out of circulation and hopefully restore value to this highly over produced gem. The Kid also went on to become one of, and still remains one of baseball most popular icons, among one of its greatest players! Ken Griffey Jr was also the catalyst in making Jackie Robinson Day around ALL of Major League Baseball. 20% of proceeds going to the Negro League Baseball Museum. Shipping included.
1 of 1 Handcrafted Baseball Card Art of the most important figure in MLB history. Paint, Spray paint, Illustration Markers, Pencil went into the making of this card. 20% of proceeds going to The Negro league Baseball Museum. Shipping is included
Tony Gwynn is the best National League hitter of the most recent generations. This 1/1 Mixed Media Card Art represents Mr. Padre with a San Diego Sunset as the backdrop. 20% of the proceeds will go directly to the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.
Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr, one of the games greatest players, played 2,632 consecutive games, a record that will never be broken. He played 21 years with the Baltimore Orioles. This 1/1 card art represents Cal and Marvels Iron Man. 20% of proceeds going to The Negro League Baseball Museum. Shipping included
Kirk Gibson provided Dodger fans, along with ALL of anyone watching the 1988 World Series, the most exciting moment in the history of the game. His home run will remain etched in baseball lore forever. This Mixed Media Card Art shows "Gibby" in the on deck circle waiting for his turn to get his at bat! 20% of the proceeds from this artwork will go to the Negro League Baseball Museum. Shipping Included
Baseballs best player since his rookie year! Mike Trout continues to improve on his already dynamic all round game. This 1/1 card art shows big Mike in all of his splendor with a Modern Baseball Art twist! 20% of the proceeds from this art go to the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.