Lou Gehrig Baseball Glove Painting


"The Iron Horse" Featured on a Vintage First Base Mitt

The Pride of the Yankees, Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig is portrayed on this vintage baseball glove painted by artist Sean Kane.

  • Original acrylic painting on late 1920s-early '30s baseball glove
  • First base mitt is approximately 7.5 inches x 8.5 inches
  • Displayed in leather-wrapped wood frame, outside dimensions 12 x 13 inches
  • Hand-painted portrait and lettering highlighting Gehrig's career

This painting has been sold.

For questions about other artwork and creating new custom glove paintings, I'd be happy to talk with you. Please phone 519-836-5647 or email sean@seankane.com

Yankees Great Lou Gehrig


Gehrig is celebrated with this hand-painted depiction on a mitt from the era in which he helped the Bronx Bombers win six World Series championships.


The Iron Horse's 2130 consecutive games streak is noted as are his 1927 and 1936 MVP seasons.

Gehrig helped lead the Yankees to World Championships in 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937 and 1938, which is hand-lettered on the ribbon under his name.


The buckle-back, paneled mitt is for a left-handed thrower, like Gehrig.

The mitt is from the late '20s - early '30s era.

Pictured below is Gehrig's 1928 R315 baseball card showing him wearing a glove similar in style to the one used for this painting.



The inspirational Gehrig played for the Yankees from 1923 until 1939, when he was forced to retire at age 36 due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.


Gehrig was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939 after a career that included 493 home runs, 1995 RBIs, and a career .340 batting average.  And his fielding percentage at first base was .991, all the more reason to depict him on a mitt!


The frame is made in Italy, angus waxed-leather finish in dutch black. The glove is wire-mounted with a cloth mat. Handsome and classic, ideally complimenting the glove artwork.


Ideal centerpiece for an office or man-cave centerpiece, this baseball keepsake is sure to be a conversation-starter.


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

While this painting has been sold, questions and inquiries about available and custom glove art are welcomed. Contact via Email or by phone at 519-836.5647 to make purchase and shipping arrangements.

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.

Inquires about paintings and commissioning glove artworks are welcome. Please contact sean@seankane.com or telephone 519-836-5647.

A Career Captured on a Mitt: A Gift for Coop

Glove Art Commissioned as a Surprise Present for Cecil Cooper

Last year a Painted Glove featuring Cecil Cooper was created for the Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp as a fundraising item, which turned out to be a hit.

That baseball glove art prompted camp friends and former Brewers teammates of Coop's to commission a new painting celebrating his impressive baseball career -- this time as a surprise gift for him.


This gift was given to Cecil Cooper at Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Camp earlier this month (Feb. 2016) in Arizona.

The glove features depictions of Coop's time on two American League Championship Teams: playing first base with the Boston Red Sox (1971-1976) and up to bat the Brewers (1977-1987).

Centered on the large mitt is the main portrait of him as a Brewer.


Since Coop is a lefty, I chose an appropriate 80's era Rawlings first base mitt, just like the one he told me he used during his career.


All the big stats and honors from Cecil Cooper's career are noted, including his Gold Gloves, All-Star games, Silver Sluggers and RBI Leader years.

Also, researching his 2192 career hits, I found that Coop ranked 112th on the All-Time Hits list at the time of his retirement.


Cecil expressed excitement about the gift from his friends and says it will be displayed proudly at home between his Gold Glove Award and Roberto Clemente Award.

As the artist, it doesn't get much better than knowing that a creation is meaningful to the recipient.




Rob Deer and Camper looking on with Coop.

Rob Deer and Camper looking on with Coop.


What a thrill to be a part of this gift and to have the opportunity to celebrate Coop's career as a player. Big thanks to David, Bill and Jerry for entrusting me with this commission for their friend.


Sean Kane's baseball glove art is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum along with private and corporate collections across the country.  

Inquires about paintings and commissioning glove artworks are welcome. Please contact sean@seankane.com or telephone 519-836-5647.