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May 05

American League players drawn by Vic Johnson – Ted Williams

From the Mickey Vernon Museum, American League Baseball players drawn by Vic Johnson. This caricature of Ted Williams is just one of a series of 19 caricatures of American League baseball players drawn by ViC. Johnson during 1957.

This caricature of Ted Williams and the 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.