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Postby BaseballBenny » Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:12 am

I'm curious about interest in collecting baseball art (prints etc) by famous artists, as opposed to photographs.

Is one considered more valuable than the others? Are older stars (Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, etc) still popular?
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:19 am

id say photos are more popular and worth more
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Postby Arlo » Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:56 am

Interesting question. Photographs are certainly more accessible to collectors, for one thing, so it may be hard to compare the two in terms of collectors' interest.

In any case, older stars are definitely still very popular with collectors, no matter whether they're old enough to have seen them play or not. :-)
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Interesting update

Postby BaseballBenny » Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:32 am

Funny thing, there was a big story in the Boston Globe yesterday about sports artists and how they struggle to find their market.

Some are quite succesful, but it is rarely accepted as "Art" instead of "Sports Memorabilia".

I am looking at acquiring some really cool lithographs of Ted Williams and Babe Ruth. They were done by Lamontagne, the guy who is famous for his wood sculptures of Williams, Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, and others.

Anyway - thanks for the feedback

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Postby Arlo » Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:51 am

Good point there concerning art vs. memorabilia - I'll have to check that article out. Thanks for the heads-up! ;-D

Incidentally, when looking at the popularity of art with collectors, the long-running Diamond Kings series in Donruss card sets might be worth considering. Far more accessible than original prints, the cards have proven to be extremely popular...
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