Cardboard connoisseurs go the extra mile for this original artwork from the 1957 Topps baseball series. Created to produce card #306 Darrell Johnson, this gorgeous original piece is a dynamic gem with jump off the page quality. The Yankees backstop is seen a crouch pose, surrounded by a green field measuring approximately 3-3/4 x 5-1/2", that sets off the color subject in captivating fashion. Reported as coming from the Woody Gelman Collection, this stunning image shows remarkable detail definition and exceptional preservation quality, to present in excellent condition. Also present is an example of the corresponding final product, a 1957 Topps card #306 (EX-MT).
Woody Gelman worked at Topps for twenty-five years as an editor and art director and is remembered for co-creating the beloved 1952 baseball series with Sy Berger.