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1959 Topps #1 Ford Frick - Original Card Artwork

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $711

Offered is the actual original artwork used to produce card #1 Ford Frick from the 1959 Topps set. This is a particularly noteworthy and impressive artwork featuring the Major League Baseball Commissioner in portrait form set against a green background. This original flexichrome artwork measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/2 inches and is affixed to a larger artist's board measuring 7.5 by 4.75 inches. The artwork is in overall Near Mint condition with a small mark visible on Frick's forehead while the artist's board displays normal paint marks as well as the pencil notation "Ford Frick." This is an outstanding original 1959 Topps baseball card artwork, extremely lifelike in its execution, for one of the most important cards within the set. The original artwork includes a green background that was replaced by a red, white, and blue baseball design in the issued card. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $711

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