Johnny Mize signed lithograph 1938 Granger Pipe Tobacco advertising sign. 14 3/4" x 19 3/4", depicting Mize in two images, one swinging a bat in a St. Louis Cardinal's univrom, the other a cameo-image smoking a pipe. The colors are rich and vibrant and appear as fresh as when the poster was printed in 1938. Inscribed and signed: "To Barry (Halper), They used my picture but they forgot to pay me. Johnny Mize", set into a simple red mat and place into a black wood frame to 19 1/2" x 25". Fine.
MIZE, Johnny (1913 - 1993). Hall of Fame baseball player who finished his playing career as a member of the New York Yankees during their record five-straight World Series Championships (1949 - 1953).