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    1993 Willie Mays 'The Catch' Original Painting by Bill Purdom. It's a scene we've all encountered thousands of times in black and white photography, but esteemed baseball artist Bill Purdom brings the most famous defensive play in baseball history to life in this mixed-media on canvas masterpiece. Purdom was commissioned by the Hall of Fame in 2015 to created an artwork featuring all sixty-seven living enshrinees for the seventy-fifth anniversary, and there is something close to a hundred highly detailed fans in this painstaking creation. But Purdom is probably best known for his work for the Topps company.

    If this 31x25" work seems familiar, there's good reason, as this original was widely reproduced in lithographic format, and is probably Purdom's best-selling print, as it appears with great regularity, further elevating the appeal of this one and only original. Small stain appears near outfield distance sign.


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