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    1965 Houston Colt 45's Folk Art Baseball by George Sosnak. Perhaps only Leroy Neiman's name is more recognizable to collectors when it comes to the field of sports art. And while the styles of these two celebrated artists couldn't be more different, their love and appreciation for the subjects of their work is evident. George Sosnak began his career in baseball as an umpire of military games in Germany after the Second World War, later attending umpiring school in Florida, where he called balls and strikes at Detroit Tigers Spring Training games. It was around this time that Sosnak began to develop his distinctive folk art style, characterized by charmingly crude figures and painstakingly rendered text and statistics applied with almost mathematical precision. Wonderful work by this talented folk artist celebrates the newly-minted Houston ballclub with team logo imagery and a portrait of the team's biggest star, former ChiSox second baseman Nellie Fox. Sosnak dedicates the ball to a Houston steakhouse on the sweet spot. Artwork remains in fine, undamaged condition.

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    March, 2013
    10th Sunday
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