Shot Heard Round the World Artwork Up for Auction at Goldin Auctions

Live Auction on April 30th Featuring 76 Lots of Sports Memorabilia to be Simulcast at GoldinAuctions.comOn April 30th, Goldin Auctions is set auction off 76 lots of sports memorabilia, all valued at over $10,000, at the 2016 Goldin Auctions April Premium Live Auction at the NYY Steakhouse in New York City, including an astounding 3-dimensional mixed-media montage commemorating “The Shot Heard Around the World” — Bobby Thomson’s 1951 pennant-winning home run. The live event will be accompanied by a 1,000+ lot catalog auction through May 7 at www.GoldinAuctions.com.

“The Shot Heard Around 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. It stands 4-feet tall, 6-feet long and 3-feet deep and weighs-in at 150-lbs. With brilliant colors and details, it captures the essence of the historic day at the Polo Grounds. Over the eight years it took the artist to complete the project, she sculpted 1,400 individual cheering fans, vendors selling hot dogs, plus all of the Giants and Dodgers players on the field including Ralph Branca on the mound, Thomson in the batter’s box and even Willie Mays on the on-deck circle. As an added bonus, the artwork is autographed by Thomson.

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After seeing the artwork, in an interview with MLB.com Thomson 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.”

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 artist, contact Mary O’Donnell modartsmary@aol.com, visit www.modarts,org or www.dianebrunnerart.com.

“We are honored to share this museum-quality piece of 3-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 fans

The auction will also be simulcast live April 30 at 7:00 pm ET at GoldinAuctions.com. Some of the other unique and rare items up for bids include: Babe Ruth’s only authenticated glove; Gary Carter’s personally owned NY Mets 1986 World Series trophy; Babe Ruth’s pocket watch; 1922 Babe Ruth Yankees contract; 1921 document establishing “Office of Commissioner”; Mike Piazza’s jersey from his famous post-9/11 home run, and much more.

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