Big Hitter, Low Price

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The Dodgers have already offered Manny $55 million, and Mark Teixeira's in line to get well more than twice that, but you can get the biggest bopper of them all, Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, for just $20. The beautiful print you see above, by artist Mark Ulriksen, is being offered in limited editions as part of the fantastic 20X200 Art for Everyone program. Here's the artist's statement: "I took the opportunity to portray one of my baseball heroes in a setting I also enjoy, the advertising-cluttered outfield fences of [Negro League] stadiums of yore. The hand-painted quality of the old typography in the signage is somehow more authentic and attractive than anything one sees today. While the Babe barnstormed the world in the off-season and played one of his last games against the New York Cubans of the Negro Leagues, this portrait is purely hypothetical." Get yours today, and maybe pick up a copy of Spalding's World Tour to go with it for even more of that old-timey feeling!

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