Honored with a Rookie of the Year award, two MVP laurels, 19 All-Star Game selections, eight Silver Slugger plaudits and countless other accolades, Cal Ripken, Jr. arrived at the ballpark, every day, until his career was all but defined on September 6, 1995. Composed in seemingly random strokes by renowned sports artist LeRoy Neiman, who recently passed away, this limited edition (69/370) serigraph that depicts the Oriole legend as he eclipsed Lou Gehrig’s “unbreakable” standard of 2,130 consecutive games. This item was on loan to the Ripken Museum in Aberdeen, MD and was displayed for 5-1/2 years until the Museum was closed for relocation to the IronBird Stadium. Framed to 39-1/8 x 46-7/8”, the colorful piece is signed on the lower border by both the artist and Ripken. Accompanying is a color photo showing Ripken signing one of the Leroy Neiman Serigraphs. Executed in graphite pencil, the scripting both project (“8-9”) strength and clarity. Full photo LOA from JSA, as well as documentation from Knoedler Publishing, SportsIdols.com and the Ripken Museum. Due to the size, a shipping surcharge will apply. This item has a reserve (Estimate $2500-$6000).
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