Ernie Banks Painting (18X24)
This item, a painting of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks (inspired by his 1956 Topps card) on an 18X24 wood canvas, is 1 of 1. There is no other like it.
Lost Ballparks artist Michael Koser has created a new series of original paintings, "Lost Ballparks Legends" featuring some of baseball's all-time greats.
Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub", began his career in the Negro Leagues as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. He became the Cubs first African-American player when he joined the team in 1953. He was a 14X All-Star, 2X NL MVP, Gold Glove winner, 2X NL HR leader, a member of baseball's All-Century Team and a 1977 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame!
"Mr. Sunshine" finished his legendary career with 2,583 hits and 512 home runs!
"'Mr. Cub' leaves a grateful game behind. Let's play two, my friend," said Joe Torre at Banks' funeral in 2015.