Thursday, September 13, 2012

eBay: Some Willard Mullin Trays- The Brooklyn Bum Turns into the Tennis Bum

I love the artwork of Willard Mullin.  I especially love his depiction of the Brooklyn Dodgers mascot- the "Bum".  As you may already know, I take every opportunity to highlight and feature his works on this blog when I run into them.  To see those other post go here.

Shown here is are 3 different ceramic (I think) commemorative trays produced in 1974 depicting the Brooklyn "Bum" playing tennis.  The "Tennis Bum", as he is known.  They were made by Delano Studios.  I do not know how many different trays exist in the series, and I think it's likely more exist.

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On the reverse is an inscription noting that Mullin was honored (in 1971) by the National Cartoonist Society as the Sports Cartoonist of the Century.  That's a well deserved distinction.

Here are the other 2 trays; Service and Out!.

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