Custom Baseball Art for a Detroit Tigers Fan on Vintage Glove

A Big Tigers Fan Gets Special Baseball Gift

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I was asked to create this one-of-a-kind baseball glove painting for a Detroit Tigers fan.

The artwork includes portraits of four favorite players, the Tigers famous old english "D" logo, mentions of their championship years, a custom logo for the recipient's family and a 1984 World Series ball.

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The painting is on a vintage glove just like Chet Lemon (the recipient's favorite player!) used during his career with the Tigers and Chicago White Sox in the 1970's and 80s.

The four player portraits include Chet Lemon, Ty Cobb, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander (who was traded after the painting was delivered).

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The banners include references to the Tigers World Series championships and to their Hall of Fame announcer, Ernie Harwell, and his famous home run call, "It's Long Gone!".

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The gift commemorates the recipient's family's first game at Comerica Park and I created a custom logo for the occasion with interlocking family initials.

Finally, the icing on the cake is the 1984 World Series baseball, placed in the web of the glove. The '84 team was a big part of the recipient's youth and it also incorporates another aspect of Chet Lemon's career.

Design Notes

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This is among the busiest designs I've created for a baseball glove painting, but is also one of the most personal creations. It's an honor knowing that it will be enjoyed by an avid Tigers fan.

A big thanks to the family that commissioned me to create this!

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This Painted Glove has been sold.

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

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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 >

Hank Greenberg Baseball Glove Painting

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Two-sided, One-of-a-Kind Baseball Artwork Featuring Hank Greenberg

  • Approximately 9"w x 12"h (23cm x 30cm)
  • Original acrylic painting on classic leather baseball glove from Greenberg's era
  • Hand-painted portrait and lettering highlights player's awards and career milestones
  • Arrives with display stand in handsome archival box ready for gift giving.
  • For gifts, a card with your personalized message can be included
  • Created with top quality materials to protect its longevity and lifetime of enjoyment

 -- This Painting Has Been Sold --

For questions about custom glove art for your collection or giving it as a gift, please get in touch.

Phone 519-836-5647 or email sean@seankane.com

Greenberg Glove Art is currently on display in 'Chasing Dreams' exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.  Info >

Greenberg Glove Art is currently on display in 'Chasing Dreams' exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Info >

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Glove includes museum display stand, as shown here on view at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.

This hand-painted baseball glove features Hall of Fame slugger Hank Greenberg and highlights from his career during baseball's Golden Age.

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A two-time MVP (1935 and 1940), Greenberg famously chased Babe Ruth's single season home run record in 1938, ending the season with 58 round-trippers. (And he won the MVP's at two different positions, First Baseman and Left Fielder.)

The front side features a hand-painted portrait of Hank. The portrait is about four inches high, painted with professional artist-grade acrylic paint. The paint on the glove is sealed with an acrylic matte finish.

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The front also references Hank Greenberg's time with the Detroit Tigers, 1930-1946, and Pittsburgh Pirates, 1947. He became the first player paid $100,000 when he was dealt to the Pirates.

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One of the great power hitters in baseball history, "Hammerin' Hank" pounded 183 RBI in 1937 and had seven 100+ RBI seasons in his career.

The 5-time All-Star Greenberg was America's first Jewish baseball star. He famously chose to play on Rosh Hashanah in 1934, helping the Detroit Tigers in their pursuit of the pennant, but chose not to play on Yom Kippur that same year.

The back side of the firstbase mitt features a painting of Hammerin' Hank at bat and a few of his career stats are highlighted. 1276 RBI in 1394 games (a higher RBI to games ratio than Babe Ruth) and 331 HR. Plus, all this run production while hitting for average with a lifetime total .313 avg.

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Hank Greenberg served 45 months military service during World War II, the longest enlistment of any major league player, missing all or part of five big league seasons.

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Greenberg appeared in four World Series with the Tigers, winning championships in 1935 and 1945 while hitting a combined .318 in postseason.

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The vintage glove used for this artwork is a 1930's Reach model 275.  This first baseman mitt is about 8.5 inches wide by 12 inches tall.

This art is sure to spark lots of great baseball memories and will be enjoyed for years to come.

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-- This keepsake glove art of Hank Greenberg has been sold. --

Please email me at sean@seankane.com or call 519-836-5647 to discuss commissioning a completely new and different painting of Hammerin' Hank.

Sean Kane's baseball glove art is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and is part of the "Chasing Dreams" exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Sean was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport. His work has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies and The National Pastime Museum.