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Old 09-12-2020, 11:37 AM
mybestbretts mybestbretts is offline
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Default 1984-91 O'Connell & Son question

Was wondering if anyone has knowledge of these issues. For many
years I have had two o'connells I know nothing about. They are
both 8 1/2 by 11 and appeared to be a limited edition but I have
never seen them anywhere, which doesn't mean much, but anyway
the artwork matches the 84-91 (maybe 1988) #88 card but not
the colors.
I would appreciate input about these.
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Old 09-12-2020, 03:29 PM
FireGardy FireGardy is offline
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quoted from the above link:

1984-91 O'Connell & Son Ink 8x10 B&W Portrait Variations
T.S. O'Connell first started the 8x10 watercolor series in 1984 and continued expanding it throughout the 1990s. Each watercolor portrait was hand-numbered to 500. After creating the black & white drawing for a player, he printed out copies. Then when you ordered the portraits he would hand paint them and send them through the mail. Here is the list:
1984-91 O'Connell & Son Ink 8x10 Watercolor Portraits.
As part of his agreement with taking his magazine editing position, he agreed to no longer sell any of his products since they were unlicensed. Last year he sold his remaining inventory to Frisch Cards so some of the black & white uncolored portraits have come onto the market. Early portraits seem to have /500 copied on the bottom while later versions did not and he would hand write in the entire serial number.

I have a couple uncolored ones that I got from Fritsch. I've never seen a colored one for the guys I collect.

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Old 09-13-2020, 11:17 AM
mybestbretts mybestbretts is offline
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Default O'connell & son's

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Old 09-13-2020, 03:57 PM
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Default o'connell & son's

Wonder if anyone has any idea of what these sold for originally
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