Hand Painted Baseball – Joe DiMaggio Tribute




This is a rare and unique baseball collectible – an official Major League Baseball featuring the original artwork of John Boyd Martin; a HAND PAINTED tribute to New York Yankees Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio. This is not a silk screened image! This is original art – and also features the signatures of both the artist and Joe DiMaggio. Also worth noting – this baseball is no. 100 from a Limited Edition release of exactly 100 hand painted baseballs.  A Full Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA is included. Don’t let this unique piece go – add it to your collection now. However, due to its rare nature we must charge your credit card for the full price immediately upon taking your order to ensure we reserve this special piece for you. We will confirm your order by Email. This ball is not game used. Please allow at least 2 weeks for delivery. About the Artist: John Boyd Martin has established himself as one of the most accomplished portrait artists in the entire country. His paintings now hang in over 75 cities around the world, from Ireland, to Japan, to Jerusalem, to Santa Fe, to Cooperstown, to the Pentagon. What has made him so popular is a certain realism with which he paints. Born in 1936 and raised in the small town of Ottawa, Kansas, directly across the street from the campus of Ottawa University, Mr. Martin witnessed life at its most vibrant. Impressions of the honest and diligent work ethic of the Midwest, combined with a front row seat to lively campus life, have been instrumental in giving his work a down-to-earth feel that captures the essence of his subjects in a unique and dramatic manner. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, where he was an honor student and member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Mr. Martin began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator. He later became an advertising art director, winning more than 150 local and national awards for his creativity and talent. But, like a first true love, portraiture always tugged at him and in 1986, he decided to give it his complete and passionate attention. In his long and distinguished list of over 900 commissions, Mr. Martin’s work has crossed many professions, including business, academia, government, medicine, collegiate and professional sports.