Phillies Celebrate the Flyin' Hawaiian with Baseball Glove Artwork

Shane Victorino Presented with Painted Glove

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Shane Victorino Baseball Glove Art

The Philadelphia Phillies honored Victorino during a pre-game ceremony on August 3 at Citizens Bank Park, presenting him with this one-of-a-kind painting as recognition of his All-Star Phillies career.

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The "Flyin' Hawaiian", a two-time All-Star, won three NL Gold Glove Awards over eight seasons in Philly and was part of their 2008 Championship team.

Shane's celebration after hitting his pivotal grand slam in Game 2 of the 2008 NL Division Series is featured, too.

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For this painting commission, the Phillies chose photo references and sourced an Akadema baseball glove just like the one Shane used in the outfield.

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Creating the Victorino Glove Artwork

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The painting was created with acrylic paints and on an Akadema outfielders glove. Once the team selected from a variety of designs I presented using photos they chose, work began on preparing and painting the glove. This included hand-lettering of text, Phillies logo and portrait painting.

 

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The tight space in the glove required chopping the brush handle in half so I could fit it and my hand in there to paint.

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Baseball Artwork for the Philadelphia Phillies

This is my fourth 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, and painted base for Jim Thome.

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

• 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. 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 over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Phillies Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Thome with Custom Art

Painting featuring Jim Thome on Game-Used Base

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Jim Thome Baseball Base Art

The Philadelphia Phillies honored slugger Jim Thome during a pre-game ceremony on June 14, presenting him with this one-of-a-kind painting as recognition of his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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The Phillies sent me a game-used base with a connection to Thome's time on the team for this painting commission.

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The base was on the field as first base when Thome hit his final Phillies home run, a walk-off homer in 2012.

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Creating the Thome Base Artwork

The painting was created with acrylic paints and is 15 x 15 inches. Once the team selected from a variety of designs I presented, work began on preparing and painting the base. This included hand-lettering of text, Phillies logo and portrait painting. Quite a bit bigger than my usual glove art, this one clocked in at 120+ hours.

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Thome signed with the Phillies in 2003. Over parts of four seasons with the team, he hit .260 with 101 home runs, 281 RBI and a .925 OPS.

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Thome finished his career with 612 home runs over 22 seasons and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Work in progress, rotated to get the light to land where I can see what I'm working on.

Work in progress, rotated to get the light to land where I can see what I'm working on.

Baseball Artwork for the Phillies

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

Back of Thome base with MLB authentication sticker and my back labels.

Back of Thome base with MLB authentication sticker and my back labels.

Thanks to the Phillies for asking me to partner with them to create this special gift and here's to Jim and his family enjoying this keepsake artwork for years to come.

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• 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 25 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Baseball Glove Art Presented to Phillies Ryan Howard

Philadelphia Star Honored with Painted Glove

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I had the great pleasure of being commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies to create a one-of-a-kind painting for their first baseman, Ryan Howard.

And I had the opportunity to be in attendance and announced as creator of the glove art when it was presented to Howard during a special pregame ceremony before the season finale on Sunday in Philadelphia.

 

Above: Video of glove presentation. (If not, can be viewed at this link.)

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Glove art for Howard shown on the Phillies "Phana-vision" scoreboard.

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The painting is on a new Rawlings first base mitt. The glove was sent to me by Rawlings, made expressly for this project. It is the model Howard that uses and has his name stitched on the back side.

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Through the back and forth of the sketch and design process with the team, it was decided to depict Howard in his signature pointing poise, known by Phillies fans as his gesture upon crossing the plate after a home run.

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Besides the portrait of Howard, the glove is hand-lettered with highlights of his many awards, including Rookie of the Year, MVP, NLCS MVP, 3-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award.

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Howard has been with the organization since being drafted in 2001 and was a "Big Piece" of the Phillies' 2008 World Championship and 2009 NL Championship teams.

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A Big Thanks to the Phillies front office for this opportunity (as well as creation of a special glove presented to recently traded catcher Carlos Ruiz).

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As an aside, Ryan has actually seen one of my gloves before.

At the 2014 Richie Ashburn - Harry Kalas Foundation's dinner event, he signed the glove I was commissioned to create as a fundraising item for the event. (Notice, while he throws with his left hand, he writes with his right. Not very common.)

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 glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio and he was recognized as "Artist of the Month" earlier this year 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, a Richie Ashburn model.

Baseball Glove Art Presented to Catcher Carlos Ruiz

Ex-Phillies Catcher Honored by Team for 1000th Game Milestone

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Carlos Ruiz or "Chooch", as he is known, was presented this one-of-a-kind painted glove artwork by the Philadelphia Phillies in a private ceremony earlier this month.

The artwork includes a portrait and hand-lettered career highlights.

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The team wanted the artwork to reflect Ruiz's dedication to the game, including being part of the 2008 World Championship and 2009 NL Championship teams.

Ruiz was recently traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers after an 11-year career with the Phillies.

Ruiz has the distinction of being on the receiving end of four no-hitters, including a Perfect Game in 2010.

A big thanks to the Phillies' front office for commissioning this special gift. (and one for Ryan Howard, too.)

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 in private collections across the U.S.

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