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Item Name: Original Football Painting by Gerry Dvorak
Item Code: F001
Price: $750.00
Dimensions: 20 by 16
Framed Status: Unframed

Gerry was famous for painting the original artworks for the 1953 Baseball Cards for the Topps Chewing Gum Company including the Mickey Mantle card. That painting sold for $121,000 in 1992 at the Topps Auction.

Besides Topps Gerry worked as an animator for Hanna Barbera Studios and was responsible for The Flintstones, the Jetsons, Mr Magoo, Popeye, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Quite an impressive resume. He was also commissioned to paint dozens of celebrity athletes. Many of these athletes including Mickey Mantle autographed his work. I ended up being close friends with Gerry for several years and he painted pictures of me and my brother on our own 1953 Topps Cards. That painting is my very favorite collectable in my collection. Gerry passed away on September 10th 1999. He was 85 years old.

    

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