This original pen and ink artwork was done for the January 21, 1962 Chicago Tribune feature called LOOKING BACK IN SPORTS. It was drawn by Lenny Hollreiser, a well-known sports cartoonist. He had his first syndicated sports cartoon in 1950 ("Sports Snickers"), but one of his longest published panel cartoons was the Sunday strip that ran in the subscribing papers' sports section. It was distributed by the Chicago Tribune syndicate and was entitled "Looking Back in Sports." The strip enjoyed a run of over 13 years, from 1953 to about 1972. Another strip that he did was a daily, entitled "This Day in Sports."
This original art panel measures 8 3/4 inches across by 14 1/2 inches high. It features three illustrations...one having to do with the first National Basketball Association All-Star Game, the second showing racer Gil Dodds winning a one-mile race in 4:09.1, and the third cartoon about hockey player Maurice Richard and his best but beaten season.
The art is signed HOLLREISER over racer's shoulder. Various added overlay newspaper notations are applied to the board (common for original art illustration).
Excellent vintage condition. This is a one-of-a-kind artwork by one of the best American sports illustrators. Great to frame up for a sports fan.
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Original 1962 Sports Comic Art by Lenny Hollreiser Chicago Tribune