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1950s Washington Senators Original Publication Layout Lot of (2) with Bob Allison & Mickey Vernon in Framed Displays

Lot Number 524

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A hit parade of sluggers Killebrew, Allison, Vernon, Yost, Sievers and Lemon told a tale of sound and fury signifying just about nothing, as the hapless Washington Senators eked out but one winning season in the 1950s and that by a mere two games over .500. Two of these quixotic ball mashers show up here in a pair of framed print publication artwork layouts.

Well-liked first baseman Mickey Vernon is seen in a c.1955 Lou Darvas work that most likely appeared in the Sporting News or the Cleveland Press. Vernon began his career with the Senators in 1939 and went to the Indians in 1949. He was traded back to Washington in 1950 and stayed there through 1955. He is shown here in Senators uniform amidst a series of blurbs and images centered on trade rumors that speculate on a return to Cleveland, including a segment that mentions Hank Greenberg having traded Vernon in 1950 for Dick Weik. Professionally framed and matted to overall dimensions of 18x21, this pleasing piece remains bright and fresh with a handsome frame that is fitted with a mounting wire on the reverse.

Bob Allison is shown in his rookie season of 1959 in a similarly mounted display measuring slightly smaller at 16-1/2 x 20-1/2". Famed sports cartoonist Murray Olderman is responsible for this work, which appeared in The Sporting News on 9/23/59. This visual telling reports on natural all-around athlete Allison's promising rookie season baseball exploits and previous football performance at the University of Kansas. Professional editorial markings and adhesive residue serve to enhance the authentic nature of this appealing original piece, which presents in generally excellent condition. A copy of the corresponding edition of The Sporting News is housed in a plastic sleeve affixed to the reverse of the frame, which remains in attractive and serviceable condition.

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