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    George Sosnak Folk Art Baseball, Signed by Mickey Cochrane. 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 is made all the more appealing by the presence of a 6/10 side panel signature from the subject it celebrates. Aside from this coveted autograph, the theme is standard Sosnak, with a Hall of Fame plaque, another great portrait (actually an action scene!) and endless miniature text and statistics. The early work is signed "Geo. H. Sosnak, '62." A thin coating of shellac has served very well to maintain the condition of the artwork. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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