Rest In Peace Joe Leonard Morgan. One of the greatest players to take the field and a wonderful man. He has forgotten more baseball than others will ever know. He has been kind each time I have had the opportunity to meet him. He will be missed.
In 1989, I sold my first Beckett Baseball Magazine at my baseball card store (The Dugout) in Fairborn, Ohio as a sophomore in high school. This January, I am pleased to announce I will have a tiny spotlight on my sports artwork in Beckett magazine. As you might imagine, I am very excited for the opportunity to share my artwork with a much broader audience. Earlier this year, I was also added to Beckett’s Sports Artist Team, and have a gallery of my work on their website. Also in 2021, I will have the opportunity to sell a few pieces of my artwork directly through Pristine Auction. We have been told the art issue will hit the market around January 4th if not sooner for regular subscribers. So thank you to everyone that has helped to support my career and cheered me on along the way. As some of you probably have heard me say, I decided in the second grade that I would either be the Reds’ centerfielder or an artist. Those of you that played sorts with me along the way know one option had already passed me by early in my high school career, ha! So luckily, I was able to continue to work on my art skills, was blessed to study under a few amazing art teachers and worked at my drawing skills nearly everyday since. To all the teachers that were frustrated with my non stop doodling in class, well I had a plan all along… ha!
George Arthur Foster was born on this date in 1948 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Among his accomplishments:
5× All-Star, 2× World Series champion, NL MVP, Silver Slugger Award, 2× NL home run leader, 3× NL RBI leader & member of Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame
Honored and humbled to have my baseball artwork spotlighted in the current issue of Beckett’s “Art of The Game” magazine. The issue has an amazing collection of sports artists to enjoy. The issue also includes the art of Topps Project 2020, the history of art and sports cards, and highlights many talented sports artists. You can find a copy at book/magazine stores and online. Thanks, Brent