Shoeless Joe Jackson Painting on 100 year-old Glove

Shoeless Joe featured on artwork for The National Pastime Museum

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Famed slugger "Shoeless" Joe Jackson depicted on 100-year old baseball glove from the era in which he played.

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A couple of career details and name are included in type reminiscent of that used in print design during his playing days.

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This is my sketch for the ribbon and name lettering.

I chose a sepia color palette for this painting to help capture the look of the era, when news about teams was poured over by fans in newspapers and magazines.

Shoeless Joe hit for a .356 average in his career, including .408 in 1911. He led the Chicago White Sox to the 1917 World Series title. And, of course, he's maybe best known for the 1919 Black Sox Scandal.

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This painted baseball glove portrait of Jackson is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum, an online museum based on a private collection of baseball artifacts.

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Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Minnie Minoso Baseball Glove Art in WVU Exhibit

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Painted Glove artwork featuring Minnie Minoso is part of the “Negro Leagues Beisbol” exhibit at The WVU Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education.

The exhibit focuses on African American Baseball and Hispanic Culture from 1860-1960. The history of Negro League Baseball during this period includes links to Latin baseball leagues and players moving between them.

Minnie Minoso was one such player, playing in his native Cuba and for the New York Cubans Negro Leagues team.

Minoso then went on to play for the Cleveland Indians and star for the Chicago White Sox, where he was their first African American player.

This Minoso baseball glove art, on a vintage glove from his playing era, depicts Minnie as a New York Cuban, refers to his "Cuban Comet" nickname, and draws attention to a few of his baseball career milestones in Cuba, Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball.

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The West Virginia University exhibit will be the third such public showcase for the Minoso glove art since 2014, continuing its’ journey around the country helping to spark memories and curiosity about the Negro Leagues era and this special player.

I encourage you to attend the exhibition, September 18 - October 28, 2016, at the WVU Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV, which will also include items from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and private collections.

There are many educational opportunities available for students and teachers as part of this exhibition. It's a unique lens through which to learn more about the challenges of past generations and relate it to today's world. More info here.

Thanks to Dr. Robert Waterson and the WVU Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education for inviting me to participate in this event with this work.

Nellie Fox Baseball Glove Painting

Original artwork of Nellie Fox on a vintage Fox Glove

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The Hall of Fame Chicago White Sox second baseman is painted on a Nellie Fox signature model glove made by JC Higgins.

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The artwork features highlights of Jacob Nelson "Nellie" Fox's career, including his 1959 MVP award, induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and being a member of the 1959 Go-Go Chicago White Sox, who won the AL pennant that year.

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The White Sox went with a black-red-red-black stripe on white pattern for their 1959 World Series uniform socks and the pattern is used for the glove web background.

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The 1959 Go-Go White Sox winged-sock logo.

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Nellie Fox's retired number 2 and arched window background, a nod to the architectural features of Chicago's old Comiskey Park.

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The art was created by professional artist Sean Kane, whose painted glove collectibles have been recognized by ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, exhibited in New York City, and will be part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection.

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This keepsake glove art of Nellie Fox was commissioned by a private collector.

Questions and inquiries about custom painted gloves are welcomed. Contact via email or by phone at 519-836-5647 to discuss how I can help make a special one-of-a-kind baseball item for you.