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Original First-Day Cover Artwork for the 1983 50th Anniversary of the All-Star Game Featuring Babe Ruth
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $240
Original mixed-media artwork on board (7.5 x 11 inches) used to produce a 1983 first-day cover issued in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the All-Star Game. The artwork features three separate illustrations of Babe Ruth and includes the text "Honoring Babe Ruth on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1st major league all star game Comiskey Park, Chicago." The artwork is affixed to a heavy cardboard mount (9.5 x 14 inches) that includes a number of editorial pencil notations, including the date "May 10, 1983." Near Mint condition. Together with a Near Mint example of the 1983 first-day cover (6.5 x 3.5 inches), postmarked "Chicago, IL Jul 6 1983," that would be perfect for display alongside the artwork. Total: 2 items (artwork and first-day cover). SOLD FOR $240
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