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    Tremendous 1957 Brown & Bigelow Calendar Signed by Joe DiMaggio from the Sarabella Collection. Another monumental piece from the famed collection of Barry Halper. Simply enormous (22x45") pinup calendar pictures the idyllic scene of Joe DiMaggio teaching a freckle-faced kid the proper way to swing a bat. The scene is part of a series from the famed Brown & Bigelow, whose pinup calendars of glamor girls by such painters Gil Elvgren and Earl Moran helped to define sexuality in the 1950's. A similar artistic sensibility is utilized here, if not a similar subject, with other ballplayers from this famous series including Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. This calendar was used throughout the year 1957, with the final month of December still affixed to the oversized image. Short of original mailing folds, which do very little to detract from the aesthetic appeal of the piece, the calendar presents in spectacular NRMT condition. The blue sharpie signature from the sports icon picture is an equally impressive 10/10. Professional matting and framing brings the final dimensions of this exceptional rarity to 30x54". LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2005
    29th Saturday
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