UPDATE: Sold! – Dick Perez’s ‘Immortals’ Original Artwork in Legendary Auctions Sale

Legendary Auctions’ current sale (ending Nov. 20-21) features more than 2,100 lots. However, 26 of them will be of particular interest for Hall of Fame collectors, and lovers of artwork in particular.

PerezRabbit MaranvilleBeginning with the Nov. 20-21 sale, Legendary Auctions is offering 25 original art pieces from Dick Perez featured in his book The Immortals that was released in 2010 featuring Hall of Famers from baseball’s origins through the modern era. In addition, the sale will include an original Conlon Collection piece, making for 26 Perez originals available in all.

The Conlon Collection series from Perez began last year with the sale of “Cobb Sliding” painting for $24,000 during the 2012 National Convention. The current sale features a 30-by-40-inch Conlon Collection creation portraying Babe Ruth.

The collaboration between Legendary Auctions and Perez will continue throughout 2014, as well, with five more auctions of his pieces currently scheduled. (Look for a feature story on Dick Perez, his works and his arrangement with Legendary Auctions in the Dec. 13 issue of SCD.)

Among the pieces available in the current Legendary auction are: Hall of Fame (featuring the building in Cooperstown), Buck Ewing, Pud Galvin, Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Christy Mathewson, Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Travis Jackson, Kenesaw Landis, Ted Lyons, Rabbit Maranville, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jose Mendez, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizzuto, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Cal Ripken Jr. and Mike Schmidt.

UPDATE
Here are the final prices realized from the first installment of the Dick Perez pieces at Legendary Auctions:
1243) Hall of Fame “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $598
1244) Buck Ewing “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $896
1245) Pud Galvin “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $777
1246) Ty Cobb “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,793
1247) Sam Crawford “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,016
1248) Christy Mathewson “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,315
1249) Cy Young “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,793
1250) Tris Speaker “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $896
1251) Ted Lyons “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez     – $598
1252) Travis Jackson “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $657
1253) Kenesaw Landis “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $896
1254) Rabbit Maranville “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $598
1255) Mel Ott “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $896
1256) Lou Gehrig “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $2,629
1257) Phil Rizzuto “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,434
1258) Pee Wee Reese “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,076
1259) Joe DiMaggio “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $2,749
1260) Yogi Berra “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,195
1261) Jose Mendez “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $2,988
1262) Ernie Banks “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $2,032
1263) Hank Aaron “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,195
1264) Sandy Koufax “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $2,032
1265) Bob Gibson “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $956
1266) Mike Schmidt “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,135
1267) Cal Ripken, Jr. “Immortals Collection” Original Painting by Dick Perez – $1,195
1268) Babe Ruth “Conlon Collection” Large 30″ x 40″ Original Oil-on-Canvas Painting by Dick Perez – $3,884

To see this collection and the rest of the lots in Legendary Auctions’ current sale, visit www.legendaryauctions.com or call (708) 889-9380.

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