100% Authentic – Ships directly from the artist’s studio w/ a C.O.A
Artwork Size –23″ x 29″
Frame Size – 35″x 41″
Mat – Black, 4″, 8 ply, acid free
Medium –Black & White Acrylic paint and colored pencil on gessoed board
Year – 2010
Condition –Artwork is in Mint Condition, frame is in good condition
Back in 2010, in honor of the beloved Captain’s farewell tour, Adam created the ultimate homage to his hometown hero. This is Derek Jeter as we remember him best: Focused, poised, proud. Ready to deliver in the clutch. Eternally upholding the grand Yankee tradition handed down to him by immortal torchbearers Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle.
See here the familiar Air Jordan apparel; see there the commemorative sleeve patch for the final season at Yankee Stadium I—the hallowed “House That Ruth Built.” It was back in that third of Derek’s five championship seasons, 1999, when Michael Jordan hand-selected Mr. November to be the first Jordan Brand-endorsed baseball player. And it was back in 2008 when Jeter famously took the mound, teammates huddled around him, Bronx faithful hanging on his every word, to say goodbye to Baseball’s Cathedral:
“For all of us up here, it’s a huge honor to put this uniform on every day and come out here and play. And every member of this organization, past and present, has been calling this place home for 85 years. There’s a lot of tradition, a lot of history, and a lot of memories. Now the great thing about memories is you’re able to pass it along from generation to generation. And although things are going to change next year, we’re going to move across the street, there are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change—that’s pride, that’s tradition, and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world.”
Who could forget that moment? The team tipping their caps together. The Captain leading his men on a poignant last lap as Sinatra’s “New York, New York” echoed through those same rafters that once upon a time had witnessed Gehrig’s Luckiest Man speech.
Now, on this historic occasion of Jeter’s 2014 swan song, as each franchise in turn showers him with praise and gifts, Adam Port pays his own masterful tribute to the diamond idol of our generation.