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Offered is a Charles Fazzino original 3D Pop art limited edition print, “Ebbets Field of Dreams,” signed by the artist and Brooklyn Dodgers star centerfielder Duke Snider. The Hall of Famer has signed his name in gray graphite pencil in the lower left corner of the print, and inscribed “#4” alongside his signature. Fazzino has signed his name in gray graphite pencil in the lower right corner. The print is inscribed “32/50 PR” in gray graphite pencil in the lower left corner, and inscribed “Ebbets Field of Dreams” in gray graphite pencil in the lower center.

The 15 ½ x 20-inch color print features a red, tan and blue illustration of Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field at the center, with 3D elements rising from the stadium including the sign “Ebbets Field” in white, brown black and tan, a 3D illustration of the Dodgers in field and the outfield bleachers. Captions around the stadium include “Gem Razor”, “Ballantine Beer”, “Coca-Cola”, “Esquire”, “Seagram’s”, “7-time NL Champs”, “1955 World Championship”, along with blue pennants captioned “April 4, 1913” and “Sept. 24, 1957”.  The upper background features 3D illustration of Brooklyn architectural landmarks including the Cyclone from Coney Island. Other 3D captions include “All-Star Game 1949”, “Horn and Hardart”, a Dodgers flag towed by a blue, orange and pink blimp, and the flagpoles outside the front entrance of Ebbets Field façade. Interspersed in the print are taxi cabs, limousines, people walking, and food stands. There is a caption in the lower right, “Remembering the Greats” with a list of former Dodgers players and their uniform numbers including Jackie Robinson, Don Zimmer, Pee Wee Reese, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Ralph Branca, Roy Campanella, Carl Erskine and Johnny Podres.

Since developing his distinctive 3D art technique more than 30 years ago, Charles Fazzino’s name has been synonymous with bright, whimsical, and wonderfully detailed 3D Pop Art such as this item depicting the beloved former home of the Dodgers. Snider spent most of his Major League Baseball career playing for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947–1962), later playing one season each for the New York Mets (1963) and San Francisco Giants (1964). Snider was named to the National League All-Star roster eight times and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up in 1955. In Brooklyn, usually batting third in the lineup, Snider established impressive offensive numbers. He hit 40 or more home runs in five consecutive seasons (1953–1957), and between 1953 and 1956 he averaged 42 home runs, 124 RBI, 123 runs, and a .320 batting average. He led the NL in runs scored, home runs, and RBI in separate seasons. He appeared in six post-seasons with the Dodgers (1949, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1959), facing the New York Yankees in the first five and the Chicago White Sox in the last. The Dodgers won the World Series in 1955 and in 1959. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. This item comes with a LOA from JSA (Z32459).

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $461.25
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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