Dizzy Dean Baseball Glove Artwork Enters Hall of Fame's Permanent Collection

Fine Art Baseball Mitt by Artist Sean Kane Makes the Team at Cooperstown Museum

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Dizzy to Cooperstown

My artwork featuring Hall of Fame pitcher "Dizzy" Dean on a hand-painted, vintage baseball glove is now part of the collection at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The painting was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame collection by their Acquisitions Committee in early 2019. It was presented to Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson in March.

Sean Kane and Hall of Fame president, Jeff Idelson, with Dizzy Dean painted glove artwork.

Sean Kane and Hall of Fame president, Jeff Idelson, with Dizzy Dean painted glove artwork.

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Glove as Canvas

The artwork is a painted 1930's era Spalding baseball glove highlighting the eccentric, colorful Hall of Fame pitcher and ace of the St. Louis Cardinals staff from 1930-37. The "Gashouse Gang" won the 1934 World Series during Dizzy's MVP year.

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Hall of Fame Art Collection

The Dean painted glove joins approximately 1700 works of art in The Hall of Fame's collection, which began when the museum was founded in 1936 and includes works by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol.

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The Hall of Fame acquires "works of art that contribute to the Museum’s mission of preserving history, honoring excellence, and connecting generations."

The painting will be part of the revolving of works on view in the “Art of Baseball” gallery or it will become part of the Dizzy Dean artifacts display, according to the Hall of Fame.

Dizzy at the Hall

References to Dizzy aren’t hard to find at Cooperstown. Besides the artifact display containing his Cardinals jersey, a photo pin and items from his teammates, even his cowboy hat from his broadcasting days is in the broadcast wing of the Museum.

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A Home Run

I'm incredibly honored to have my art, my interest in the game and its history recognized by the Hall.

If the painting sparks interest in Dizzy, the era he played in or prompts conversations between generations of visitors to the Hall, then that's as good as a home run to me!

Many thanks to the folks at the Hall of Fame, to those who have encouraged and supported me, and those who enjoy the art I make!

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Dizzy was painted in 2016 and has previously been a part of a group exhibit in North Carolina.

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About the Artist

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Sean Kane has been a professional artist for 25 years and began painting baseball-themed works in 2001.

His baseball art has been commissioned by organizations including the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

Sean’s work is in the private collection of several Hall of Fame players, collectors across the U.S. and has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa.

Raised in the Chicago-area, his studio is now a long fly ball from Toronto.

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Interested in a custom baseball glove painting?  Just Let Me Know.

Now Available: Baseball Glove Art — A Collection of Selected Painted Gloves

Portfolio Book of Sean Kane's Portraits of the Game's Greats

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

I've selected nearly two-dozen painted gloves created over the past seven years for this slim volume.

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$19.99 + FREE shipping. TOTAL $19.99 (US) • 22 pages, 7 x 7 inches softcover

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Contents

The softcover book is 22 pages and 7x7 inches and includes a few notes about the baseball glove paintings and a brief bio.

Sample Pages

Clemente and Larsen's Perfect Game paintings.

Clemente and Larsen's Perfect Game paintings.

Ripken and Gehrig pages.

Ripken and Gehrig pages.

Signed Books

If you wish to have book signed and/or personalized, please indicate instructions in field below. I will follow-up if inscription request is unclear. If no request is made, books are un-signed.

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$19.99 + FREE shipping. TOTAL $19.99 (US) • 22 pages, 7 x 7 inches softcover

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You will receive an order receipt/confirmation via email. Your book ships from my studio in Canada within 2 days, packaged in stiff cardboard photo mailer and arrives via USPS.

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A big Thank You if you decide to purchase this compact volume of my work!

Koufax and Mays pages

Koufax and Mays pages

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If you receive any items that are damaged, please contact me within 3 days of receiving damaged item(s) and I will replace your items and ship them free of charge.

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Please be aware that on occasion due to circumstances beyond my control, some orders may take longer to arrive than normal. Usually this is the result of weather or postal excess. If you are experiencing a delay in receiving your order, please let me know but please be aware that I only ship out replacements 30 days after your order was mailed. Lost orders are very rare but postal delays do happen unfortunately.

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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. Clients include the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp.

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. 

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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.

This Painted Glove has been sold.

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

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 >

Astros Jeff Bagwell Featured on Hand-Painted Baseball Glove

Hall of Famer Bagwell Receives Glove Artwork

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I recently had the honor of being asked to create a one-of-a-kind painting as a special gift for 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Bagwell.

One of Bagwell's close friends commissioned this painted glove, which was given to him this week to coincide with his induction festivities in Cooperstown.

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Jeff with his hand-painted baseball glove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rawlings Mitt as Canvas for Bagwell Art

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The painting is on a new Rawlings first base mitt, the Pro JB5 model, named for Bagwell.

The glove was made expressly for this project and has his name stitched on it. (Somewhat reminiscent to the Ryan Howard glove painted for the Phillies last year.)

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Bagwell Painted Glove Design

With a 15-year baseball career full of milestones, a big challenge was deciding how to best use the space on the mitt to organize all of the info necessary to convey Bagwell's MLB achievements.

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Pouring over the graphic elements relating to Bagwell's time with the Astros from 1991 to 2005, I decided the star element and his uniform number 5 -- along with his iconic batting stance that the client requested -- would be the key anchors of the design.

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The Astros color palette of burgundy and black towards the end of Bagwell's career seems to best compliment the glove's black and tan appearance.

Bagwell Batting Portrait

Since the person being depicted is also the recipient of this painting, getting Bagwell's likeness as close as possible was key and the biggest challenge.

(The fabric held in place by masking tape covers areas of the glove I've already painted, keeping those parts protected from sweaty hands and fingers that might (probably!) have paint on them.)

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Even though the portrait is only about the size of my thumb, there's no mistaking which "Killer B" is up to bat.

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The painting is created using acrylic paints and varnishes -- and many fine-tipped brushes.

Hand-Lettered Awards and Stats

The glove is hand-lettered with highlights of Bagwell's many awards, including 1991 NL Rookie of the Year, 1994 National League MVP, 4-time All-Star, Gold Glove winner, and 1994 Player of the Year Award.

I used the Astros uniform font as the basis for my hand-lettered type with some artistic license, including italicizing/tilting it a bit.

A few career statistics totals are listed on the thumb side of the glove: Batting average .297, Hits 2,314, Home Runs 449, RBI 1,529 and Fielding .993 .

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Recognizing Bagwell's close relationship with Darryl Kile, the client requested that the design include a reference to the "DK 57" memorial patch that was worn on uniforms upon Kile's death in 2002.

Design Details on Bagwell Baseball Glove Art

While not a member of the Astros during the prime 'Tequila Sunrise' uniform days (more about this at Uni-watch.com -- external link), the iconic red/orange/yellow rainbow is so linked to the visual identity of the Houston franchise, I wanted to be sure to reference it on the painting -- especially as Bagwell played his entire career with the team.

Bagwell is synonymous with wearing number 5 in Houston and the Astros retired his number in 2007. Taking design cues from the glove's design, the web lends itself ideally as placement for a number 5.

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A reference to the Astros 2005 NL Championship and Bagwell's appearance in the World Series is placed in the webbing as well.

Lastly, once painted and a light matte finish is applied to protect the work, the first base mitt is displayed on a museum stand.

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Hopefully this artwork will be a cherished keepsake enjoyed by Jeff and his family for many years to come!

This Glove art is sold.

It's among nearly two-dozen painted gloves created over the years that have been collected into this portfolio book, "Sean Kane Baseball Art", Available HERE.

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Commissioning Custom Glove Art

If you'd like to learn more about commissioning a custom painted glove for yourself or as a gift, you can learn more here and contact me for more information.

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art is in the permanent collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, The National Pastime Museum and is in private collections across the U.S.

His clients include the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp.

Sean's glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio and have recognized by the National Art Museum of Sport.

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

Baseball Glove Art Featuring Eddie Murray

First Base Mitt turned into Painting of Hall of Famer Eddie Murray

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"Steady Eddie" portrayed with career stats and milestones on Wilson A2800 glove.

• This painted glove has been sold. - Inquire about commissioning a Painted Glove •

The detailed painting of Murray depicts him in his iconic batting stance, hat under helmet, wearing number 33 for the Baltimore Orioles.

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He was a pivotal member of the 1983 Orioles team that became World Series Champions. Murray also played for the Dodgers, Mets, Indians and Angels.

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Intricate hand-lettering highlights awards and stats from Murray's career.

The 1977 American League Rookie of the Year, Eddie Murray was also an 8-time All-Star and 3-time Gold Glove winner.

Murray is a member of the 3000 hits/500 home run club, with 3255 hits and 504 HRs along with 1917 RBIs in his career.

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Eddie Murray was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2003.

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The mitt is a Wilson A2800 Dual Hinge, Pro-Back model from the 1980s, about 11 inches by 10.5 inches.

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It was a particularly difficult glove model to find, but worth the effort as it personally connects to Murray's time in the game.

Photo research suggests that he used this style of glove during his years in Baltimore and Los Angeles.

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This Painted Glove of Murray was commissioned by an individual collector and sits displayed on a museum stand.

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Similar kinds of baseball glove artworks can be custom-created for you -- on a glove you already own or one that is sourced specifically for a painting.

Questions and inquiries are welcomed. Contact via Email or by phone at 519-836.5647.

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This Glove art is sold.

It's among nearly two-dozen painted gloves created over the years that have been collected into this portfolio book, "Sean Kane Baseball Art", Available HERE.

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

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Sean Kane's baseball glove art has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies, is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and private collections across the country.  Sean was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport.

Christy Mathewson for The National Pastime Museum

Pitching Ace 'Matty' featured on Century-old Glove

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Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson depicted on 100-year old baseball glove from the era in which he played.

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Career details and name in type reminiscent of that used in print design during the 1910's.

The New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds righty amassed 373 wins in his career. He led the Giants to the 1905 World Series title by pitching three shutouts.

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

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This Painted Glove has been sold.

Looking for a similar glove painting? I can create custom baseball glove artwork.  Just Let Me Know.

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 >