Spring 2012 Catalog Auction > Sports > Sports Art
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Lot 582: Roudey Russ Meyer 1953 Brooklyn Bum Cartoon by Willard Mullin (ex-TSN)
legendary sports cartoonist Willard Mullin portrays Russ Meyer aka "Rowdy Russ" warming up his big right hand for the game while also nursing a "broken foot". Known for his outlandish and unsportsmanlike persona, Russ naturally grabbed the attention of everyone he was in contact with. The broken foot comes from an incident in which Russ removed his shoe in anger and then kicked a chair. The boxing trainer symbolizes the Dodgers association trying to re-shape Rowdy Russ to a now merry dodger. Collection includes original 24x23 framed artwork and original news article.
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