I knew I recognized these from somewhere.
The other day I ran into these gouache on cardboard paintings at an Clean Sweep auction and couldn't help but think that they looked familiar. Then it hit me.
These are some of the original drawings for those postcard and cachet sets made in the 1980's to early 1990's. Collectors especially liked to have them autographed by these old timers - much like the Perez Steele postcards from the same time period. Check out what a couple of the Rini postcards look like on the right.
As I dug around a bit I found out they were created by artist Suan Rini as a part of a commission for Historic Limited Editions. Check out the auction here. They did not sell.
Featured original paintings include Rex Barney, Joe Black, Ralph Branca, Roger Craig, Carl Erskine, Al Gionfriddo, Gene Hermanski, Spider Jorgensen, Clyde King (2 diff.), Billy Loes, Podres/Throneberry, George Shuba and Chris Van Cuyk.
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