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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, July 28, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On Aug 4, 2016 Goldin Auctions is set to auction collections of sports memorabilia, all valued at more than $10,000, as part of the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. Included in the internet catalog is a one of a kind three-dimensional mixed-media montage commemorating "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" -- Bobby Thomson's 1951 pennant-winning home run. The live event will feature the auctioning of 101 premium lots with the remaining 1,500 plus lots closing on August 13th. All items can be viewed at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
"The Shot Heard 'Round the World" three-dimensional artwork, created by San Diego artist Diane Brunner-Cobert, is much more than a sculpture of a man hitting a baseball at the Polo Grounds. It stands 4-feet tall, 6-feet long, 3-feet deep and weighs 150 pounds. With brilliant colors and details, it captures the essence of the historic moment on October 3, 1951. When the underdog the New York Giants seized the National League pennant in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tiebreaking game against the Dodgers. Over the eight years it took the artist to complete this art, she sculpted 1,400 individual cheering fans, vendors selling hot dogs, plus all of the Giants and Dodgers players on the field, including Thomson in the batter's box, Ralph Branca on the mound, Jackie Robinson on second, Don Mueller on a stretcher after injuring his ankle and even Willie Mays in the on-deck circle.
After seeing the artwork while it was on exhibit in the Fleet Bank of the Empire State Building, Thomson, in an interview with MLB.com commented "Great, great work. Just a beautiful piece of art. I didn't know what to expect. I thought I would see a more open field, but there was so much detail. The detail of people in the stands and such, it was amazing. I was just kind of mesmerized by the work of art." Thomson subsequently signed the art and a charitable donation will be made in his name to the Children's Cancer Research Fund. The art is expected to have bids well over $200,000 and can be previewed online at Goldin Auctions.
"We are honored to share this museum-quality piece of three -dimensional artwork that represents the most famous moment in baseball history with collectors," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. "Over the past decade, millions of people have enjoyed this as it toured museums all across the U.S. It's now time to find it a permanent home for the fans so the little kid in all of us can step back in time to October 3, 1951."
The artist, Diane Brunner-Cobert waxes poetic on the genesis of the art, the inspiration and what the creative process entails here: Diane Speaks
The Summer Premium and Live Catalog Auction officially opened on July 11th and the live portion begins Aug 4, at 7:30 PM EDT at Bally's Casino. The auction will also be simulcast live at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Some of the other unique and rare items up for bids include: Muhammed Ali's fight-worn gloves from the 1971 "Fight of the Century" with Joe Frazier....
About Diane Brunner-Cobert
Over the past 25 years, Brunner-Cobert's artwork has been well received and much in demand throughout the San Diego area. This piece was first presented at a Long Island baseball memorabilia show and since then has been displayed at museums and other venues nationwide, including; the San Diego Hall of Champions, the Yogi Berra Museum, the Empire State Building and most recently, the Staten Island Children's Museum. For more info about the artwork and the artist, please contact Mary O'Donnell, (703) 795-1307 and email [email protected] and visit www.modarts.org.
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth's 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $2.1 million and a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card for a record $400,950. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.
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