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Old 09-08-2020, 10:54 PM
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Default Arthur K. Miller Art Cards!! GORGEOUS!!

Wondering if anybody else had posted on this (I did a quick search but saw nothing)...

One of my all-time favorite baseball artists (and just simply "artists") is Arthur K. Miller... I wish I could afford his original artwork... but he has just released a limited art-card set of his "Cards that never were," and they're glorious.

Everything I love about my favorite amazingly beautiful sets but painted beautifully for the players that deserved the treatment.

I believe the only way to order is through the Facebook store...

My two favorite things combined: Baseball and art.

Check out these beauties...



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I agree that Arthur K. Miller is a great artist, and perhaps I am being too literal, but so many of his "cards that never were" fall flat to me because it's obvious why they "never were." Willie Mays on a Cracker Jack? Mike Trout on a 1951 Bowman? Of course these cards never existed! There was no reason that they would have! Conversely, I love the 1948 Leaf Roy Hobbs because when Hobbs would have played matches up with the time frame of when the card would have been produced.

I wish Miller had painted cards like a 1934 Goudey Ruth or a T206 Joe Jackson because there would be a touch of realism involved and those works would have more legitimacy. That's my only beef, and it is a minor one at that.
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These are gorgeous, and he's clearly talented. What's an original go for? Anyone know? I don't collect much these days except Mike Trout game-used stuff, but I do like art!
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Depends on the player I've seen them around $500 to over $2k.

I think he may consign directly to auction. Not sure if these sell directly from the artist.

I picked up a Gehrig in one of my favorite sets, 48 Leaf. Hey it had Ruth, why not Gehrig.

Also have another Miller, Ruth painting.



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Depends on the player I've seen them around $500 to over $2k.

I think he may consign directly to auction. Not sure if these sell directly from the artist.

I picked up a Gehrig in one of my favorite sets, 48 Leaf. Hey it had Ruth, why not Gehrig.

Also have another Miller, Ruth painting.



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Those are beauties!! He's got such an amazing quality to his work!
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I agree that Arthur K. Miller is a great artist, and perhaps I am being too literal, but so many of his "cards that never were" fall flat to me because it's obvious why they "never were." Willie Mays on a Cracker Jack? Mike Trout on a 1951 Bowman? Of course these cards never existed! There was no reason that they would have! Conversely, I love the 1948 Leaf Roy Hobbs because when Hobbs would have played matches up with the time frame of when the card would have been produced.

I wish Miller had painted cards like a 1934 Goudey Ruth or a T206 Joe Jackson because there would be a touch of realism involved and those works would have more legitimacy. That's my only beef, and it is a minor one at that.
I think the appealing part is that they're FANTASY cards. If you want to be literal, Roy Hobbs never existed. What's the fun of slapping a Mantle in a '68 frame? You HAVE that already. Miller took the best designed sets (that's important) and added dream players. I think it's an amazing combination... but to each his own.

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It's a wonderful use of skill and imagination.
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Clearly you are enthralled with these despite their shortcomings. That's wonderful. Enjoy!
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Miller's work is great.
I have signed #'d litho's of Matty & WaJo in my office.

Saw the Johnson original at an art gallery in Camden Yards
Fantastic piece, about 4' tall & too rich for my blood.
Took a picture of my wife next to it, so have the picture framed w/ the litho


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Clearly you are enthralled with these despite their shortcomings. That's wonderful. Enjoy!
"shortcomings" lmao.

Much in the same way you're probably upset that The Simpsons characters are a sporting a brand of skin color unseen on human beings. If that's your beef, you're missing the point.

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Miller's work is great.
I have signed #'d litho's of Matty & WaJo in my office.

Saw the Johnson original at an art gallery in Camden Yards
Fantastic piece, about 4' tall & too rich for my blood.
Took a picture of my wife next to it, so have the picture framed w/ the litho

That's awesome... what a gorgeous image that is.
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Depends on the player I've seen them around $500 to over $2k.

I think he may consign directly to auction. Not sure if these sell directly from the artist.

I picked up a Gehrig in one of my favorite sets, 48 Leaf. Hey it had Ruth, why not Gehrig.

Also have another Miller, Ruth painting.



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Very nice artwork.
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