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    1968 Hoyt Wilhelm 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.

    Sosnak's artwork commands half of an OAL (Cronin) ball, making note of Wilhelm's record 907 pitching appearances, topping the immortal Cy Young. Some handling/storage wear, but ball still presents nicely.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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