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Exceptional 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT Appears As
"There is no sound in baseball akin to the sound of (Mickey) Mantle hitting a home run, the crunchy sound of an axe biting into a tree, yet magnified a hundred times in the vast, cavernous, echo making hollows of a ball field." - Arnold Hano in Baseball Stars of 1958. He wasn't the greatest player who ever lived, not even of his time perhaps. He was a center fielder of surprising swiftness, a switch-hitter of heart-stopping power, and he was given to spectacle: huge home runs his team, the New York Yankees, invented the tape-measure home run. Yet, for one reason or another, he never became Babe Ruth or Joe DiMaggio—or, arguably, even Willie Mays, his exact contemporary. But for generations of men, he's the guy, has been the guy, will be the guy. And what does that mean exactly? A woman beseeches Mantle, who survived beyond his baseball career as a kind of corporate greeter, to make an appearance, to surprise her husband. Mantle materializes at some cocktail party, introductions are made, and the husband weeps in the presence of such fantasy made flesh. It means that, exactly. It's easy to account, at least partly, for the durability and depth of his fame: He played on baseball's most famous team during the game's final dominant era. From Mantle's rookie season in 1951—the lead miner's son signed out of Commerce, Okla., for $1,100—to his injury-racked final year in 1968, baseball was still the preeminent game in the country. This was baseball before cable, and a nation's attention was not scattered come World Series time. Year in, year out, men and boys in every corner of the country were given to understand during this autumnal rite that there really was only one baseball team and that there really was only one player: No. 7, talked with a twang, knocked the ball a country mile. But it was more than circumstance that fixed Mantle in the national psyche; he did hit 18 World Series home runs, a record, over the course of 65 of the most watched games of our lives. Just as Mantle was the shooting star and zenith of Baseball the offered card hails as without question the finest NM/MT 8 ever graded by PSA! I understand that is a strong statement, believe me this card can stand up to that grandiose assessment and then some! First inspection of this exceptional pasteboard instantly reveals that the enthusiast isn't handling just any 1951 Bowman Mantle but rather The finest 1951 Bowman Mantle he has witnessed including specimens graded at a time where a less obtrusive standard was utilized. The offered recently graded behemoth provides four pinnacle endpoints that appear as pillars of greatness, each a perfectly formed and untainted ninety degree angle void of any wear at all and each easily achieving the MINT 9 qualification. The surface of this regal card offers a kaleidoscope of color with the deep blue of the young slugger's Yankee cap meshing perfectly against the light blue and white pillow like clouds of the backdrop, as well the slate gray of the the Bronx Bombers away uniform is offset by the flesh-tones in Mick's face. All of this stunning color is captured in a perfectly applied hue and registration of image and held captive underneath a scintillating layer of gloss. The centering is astute for the opined grade and measures 60/40 from east to west. The reverse acts in concert with the obverse with a perfectly printed blue and red inked bio cast upon a subtle gray stock that is void of any disturbance. A card that in the opinion of this auctioneer is completely miscast in its opined grade and that should have been assessed at minimum a half grade or more in advance of its offered state. If you are a collector of the finest, the featured keepsake is a collectible that no excuse will ever be needed, yet a joyous and prideful ownership will be the only feelings exuded by the new steward. Offered in exceptional and unrivaled strong NM/MT 8 condition by means of a PSA assessment of which we vehemently disagree and will offer our own grade of MINT condition!Read more
Julius Seyler, Blackfoot Indians on Horseback
Signed lower right: J. Seyler Julius Seyler lived in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin with his American wife from 1914 to 1921. He managed a farm there and got to know the neighbouring Blackfeet tribe of Montana. Their culture and history became an important motif in his oeuvre. For more of these works, see the exhibition catalogue: Farben. Kunst. Indianer. Der Münchner Impressionist Julius Seyler bei den Blackfeet (Munich, Museum Fünf Kontinente, Staatliche Museen in Bayern, 13.11.2015-3.4.2016).Read more
Fussvase, Louis Comfort Tiffany
Um 1921–1928. New York. Favrile-Glas, goldfarben matt lüstriert, Fuss Kupferemail. Auf Messingfuss bezeichnet: Werkstattmarke, LOUIS C. TIFFANY FURNACES.INC. 150. H 27,5 cm.Read more
Signal $ 7,500 purchase made in Greece, 1968 material enameled aluminum, chrome-plated steel, acrylic size 9 ½ w x 8 ¼ d x 78 h in description Signed with applied label to underside: [Unlimited Bath Widcombe Manor Bath Takis Series Signals No 1968 Voltage 110/220]. condition Subtle bends in stem. Missing set screw which connects base to stem, not impacting function or stability. Tested and in working order. Overall fine, vintage condition. inquire / make offer print tearsheet Read more
River of Ponds' Carpet by Frank Stella
Frank Stella is one of the leading figures of the Minimalist movement. Initially influenced by the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline, towards the late fifties he moves to New York where he abandons the Expressionist quest for colour in favour of flat and minimalist surfaces, following the work of Barnett Newman and Jasper Johns. He soon inaugurated a series of works emphasizing the painting as an object in itself rather than as a representation of something else. Faithful to Minimalist philosophy, the canvas for him is nothing but a flat surface with colour yet suggestive of a third dimension. Towards the early sixties there was a lot of interest in America in adopting textiles as a medium for artistic expression. In 1962 the World House Galleries in New York organized an exhibition composed of twenty-six carpets designed by leading Modern Art Masters such as Léger, Mirò and Picasso together with others from the contemporary designer Miriam Leefe. In 1968 the Charles E. Slatkin Galleries in New York opened an exhibition entitled 'American Tapestries', showing the textile artworks of twenty-two Pop Art and Abstract Expressionist artists. These artists were actively involved in the translation of their pictorial language in the textile medium, designing the preparatory cartoons which would then be sent to India for them to be made into weavings. Their interest towards the expressive qualities of three-dimensional flat surfaces found its quintessential expression in the art of the carpet. This motivated a second exhibition in 1970 entitled 'Modern Master Tapestries', where the term 'tapestry' was applied both to wall hangings as well as floor coverings. The aim of this exhibition was to give a modern configuration to the ancient art of weaving. 'River of Ponds' was one of the exhibits, in a planned edition of 20 examples.Read more
Militaria: III. Reich Ehrenzeichen "Jungsturm Adolf Hitler 1921-1923" in Silber
Fertigung aus Silber, ca. Ø37mm, rückseitig Quernadel, getragen, in gutem Zustand, sehr selten. Das Ehrenzeichen "Jungsturm Adolf Hitler" wurde zum 10. Jahrestag des Hitlerputsches 1923 im Jahr 1933 geschaffen. Man geht von nur ca. 200 Stück aus.Read more
SURVAGE, Leopold. Two Pencil Drawings.
Figures on the Beach - signed, monogrammed and dated 1930 and with Atelier Survage stamp lower right, further signed and dated upper left, condition: loose, unframed, some minor wear to edges. Portrait of a woman - signed, monogrammed and dated 1933 lower right. Leopold Survage (French, 1879 - 1968). From the estate of a New York gallerist. Figures on the Beach - signed, monogrammed and dated 1930 and with Atelier Survage stamp lower right, further signed and dated upper left, condition: loose, unframed, some minor wear to edges. Portrait of a woman - signed, monogrammed and dated 1933 lower right. Leopold Survage (French, 1879 - 1968). From the estate of a New York gallerist. Est: $400.00 - $600.00Read more
Lisa Johansson-Pape Pinewood Stool
This stool was designed by Lisa Johansson Pape for Stockman AB, Kervo Woodwork Factory in Finland during the 1950s. This four-legged structure is made from solid pinewood. It is in a good vintage condition with some wear to the varnish due to age. 35 x 35 x 40cmRead more
Joseph Beuys. 1921 Krefeld - 1986 Düsseldorf ...
Buy online, view images and see past prices for Joseph Beuys. 1921 Krefeld - 1986 Düsseldorf .... Invaluable is the world's largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles.Read more
Rolex Date Watch
Ladies' 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Date Watch with fluted bezel, champagne silvered dial, gold-tone index hour markers, stick hands, sweeping seconds hand, cyclops date aperture at 3 o'clock position, signed fluted screw down crown, 18K yellow gold and stainless steel link bracelet with deployant closure. Production year 1968.Read more
ECKENBRECHER, KARL PAUL THEMISTOKLES VON
(Athen 1842 - 1921 Goslar) Norwegischer Fjord.Read more
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Jose Mendez Ruiz (Spanish 1936-) Still life with doll
Oil on canvas 47 x 35" signed and dated 1968 lower rightRead more
Bmx - KHE Evo O.4 - 2013
Bmx - KHE Evo O.4 - 2013In excellent condition.Specification:Frame: Evo, 100% 4130 CrMo,.Fork: Evo, 100% 4130 CrMo, 10mm, tapered legsBrakes: U-BrakeGyro: PrismPedals: Prism "Thin", Sprocket: KHEbikes Rims: Alienation "ACB" at the front and Alienation "Blacksheep" to front wheel: KHEbikes Rear wheel: KHEbikes Saddle: KHEbikes "Fat Exhib"Tires: KHEbikes "MAC2 Street"Pegs: Prism, steel, a pairWeight: 23.59lbs 10.70 kgWe add the front brake before entirely new and packed (never installed) plus the booklet and cd "MAKE IT HAPPEN".This bike is visible and collectable in Cerseuil (02220-France)Read more
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. FAUST. Erster Teil
Beschreibung Dr. Julius Schröder-Verlag, München, 1921. Limitierte Auflage, in Ganzpergament gebunden, Nr. 3 von 100, Alterssch. BeschreibungRead more
George Best Signed News of the World Annual 1968/69
George Best Signed News of the World Annual 1968/69. Reserve ?80Read more
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