Lot # 219: 1942 Anti-Axis Baseball Original Cartoon Art by Plaschke

Category: Sports Fine Art

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Steel17",
which ran from 2/15/2017 10:00 AM to
3/17/2017 9:00 PM

Estate-fresh, this anti-Axis editorial cartoon in original artist's pencil was published in the Chicago Herald-American newspaper. It depicts Adolph Hitler as the manager visiting the mound and about to pull "Il Duce" as pitcher. Mussolini sports a "Glass Arm" which is the title of the piece. The facist insists, "But I'm still good as a pinch runner boss." Stalin in a Russian folk dress waits on deck swinging heavy lumber. Refers to Mussolini's failures and submission to Hitler, and is stamped on front "From the archives of Leon T. Walkowicz," who was a newspaper writer from Chicago. Dated March 18, 1942, it is in EX condition with minor defects and measures 11x15". The only Anti-Axis baseball original art we have seen.

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