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1953 Willard Mullin Original Art “You Are Cordially Invited” feat. New York Giants HOFer Hoyt Wilhelm

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Willard Mullin created the infamous “Brooklyn Bum.” His character became synonymous with the Brooklyn Dodgers. This Brooklyn Dodger Bum, was born in 1937 as a taxi driver took Mullin back to the office after a Dodgers baseball game at Ebbets Field. The driver asked: “How’d our bums do today?” Thus the birth of the “Bum.” He created other figures to symbolize other teams.

Mullen created more than 10,000 illustrations that appeared in the New York World-Telegram six days a week from 1934 until the paper closed in 1966. His work also appeared in ads, yearbooks, programs and such magazines as The Saturday Evening Post, TIME, and LIFE. Willard Mullin was named “Sports Cartoonist of the Century” by the National Cartoonists Society. He would give his work away to players and fans alike. One of these hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Presented in this offering here is a Willard Mullin hand-drawn original artwork (16×22) that features the New York Giants baseball player, Hoyt Wilhelm. It showcases how the HOF knuckleball specialist really impacted the other teams hitting plans. It was titled on the top border, “You Are Cordially Invited”. Signed by the artist near one of the caricatures. The back of this wonderful illustration has the date June 10 – 1953 written by Mullin in his own hand. A magnificent piece of baseball history.

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