Phillies Honor Jimmy Rollins with Baseball Glove Artwork

J-Roll Presented with Painted Glove at Citizens Bank Park Celebration

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Jimmy Rollins Baseball Glove Art

The Philadelphia Phillies honored Rollins during a pre-game ceremony on May 4 at Citizens Bank Park, presenting him with this one-of-a-kind painting as recognition of his MVP, World Champions Phillies career.

Above: Click to play video of Jimmy Rollins receiving Glove Art.

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"J-Roll", the three-time All-Star, won the 2007 NL MVP award. He won four NL Gold Glove Awards and a Silver Slugger award over 15 seasons in Philly and was part of their 2008 Championship team.

Jimmy's 2014 Roberto Clemente award is referenced on the glove art, too.

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For this painting commission, the Phillies sourced a Mizuno Pro baseball glove just like the one Jimmy used at Shortstop.

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Creating the Rollins Glove Artwork

The painting was created with acrylic paints and on an Mizuno Pro infielders glove. The design included hand-lettering of text, Phillies logo and portrait painting.

 

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Baseball Artwork for the Philadelphia Phillies

This is my 5th painting for the Phillies. Previously I painted catcher "Chooch" Ruiz, a glove for Ryan Howard, which was also presented in an on-field ceremony at Citizens Bank Park, Shane Victorino, and painted base for Jim Thome.

Thanks to the Phillies for partnering with me to create this special gift and here's to Jimmy enjoying this keepsake artwork for years to come.

• This Painting has been sold. •

Jimmy Rollins looking at Baseball Glove Art by Sean Kane, presented to him by the Phillies.

Jimmy Rollins looking at Baseball Glove Art by Sean Kane, presented to him by the Phillies.

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

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art is in the collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, 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. Glove art has helped fundraising efforts of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp.

Sean has been a professional artist for 25 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Hall of Famer Andre Dawson Baseball Glove Painting

“The Hawk” Featured on Rawlings Glove Artwork

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Andre Dawson Portraits on “The Hawk” Glove

Hall of Famer Andre Dawson featured on one-of-a-kind baseball glove art by artist Sean Kane.

• This artwork has been sold •

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Andre depicted as a Chicago Cubs player. He played for the Cubs from 1987 to 1992, and received the 1987 NL MVP award.

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The Hawk depicted at bat for the Montreal Expos. He played for the Expos from 1976 to 1986.

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A custom Rawlings glove model selected by Andre Dawson, just like the one he used during his playing career, was used for the glove painting.

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Glove Art Display

The painting was created with acrylic paints. It shipped with a museum display stand as shown here.

The Hawk finished his career with 438 home runs over 21 seasons and was the 1977 NL Rookie of the Year.

He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Artist Sean Kane with Andre Dawson

Artist Sean Kane with Andre Dawson

Growing up a Cubs fan, it was truly a pleasure working with Andre to create this special artwork celebrating his Hall of Fame career.

• This Painting has been sold. •

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

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, 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 >

Giants Madison Bumgarner Baseball Glove Art

MadBum Painting Celebrates 2014 World Series MVP

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Madison Bumgarner baseball glove art.

2014 World Series MVP highlighted with portrait and hand-lettering.

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Commissioned by a big Giants fan, of course.

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Challenge getting my hand in there to paint the portrait in the middle of the very deep pocket of this glove.

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On a Rawlings glove just like MadBum used in 2014 (as far as I could tell). Love that orange on black leather!

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• This Painted Glove has been sold. •

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

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, 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.