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Jan 29

American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson – Mickey Mantle

This Mickey Mantle caricature is just one of a series of 19 caricatures of American League baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson during 1957.  It, along with the other 18, is taken from a composite collection of those illustrations and the personal signatures of virtually all of the players, managers, and coaches active in the American League during that year, done on a baseball-quality horsehide measuring 45 by 24 inches and collected by Mickey Vernon during the ’57 playing season. This one-of-a-kind horsehide can be seen at the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum in Chadds Ford, PA.  Contact Jim Vankoski at vankoski21@comcast.net for more information.

“DAMM YANKEES” Don’t worry Eddie Yost is included in the series mentioned above. Does anybody know anything about the artist Vic Johnson? Thanks, Jim