A regular picture is worth a thousand words, but this one might be worth more.
Every baseball lover has a special place in their heart for the game, and we all express that love in different ways. Artist Jamie Cooper from Melbourne, Australia is helping baseball fans around the world profess their love by creating an incredible 7x6 ft painting with some of MLB's most iconic stars from the past century. This picture doesn't display the "best" players of all time, but it does hit on plenty of the game's biggest legends.
Are you ready for this who's who of baseball immortality? The following legends in the below picture include: Mickey Mantle, Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Schmidt, Willie Mays, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Greg Maddux, Christy Mathewson, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken Jr., Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Walter Johnson.
This wonderful gathering (which I wish happened in real life) is taking place at Comiskey Park in Chicago on July 6th, 1933 -- MLB's first midsummer classic.
I could look at this for hours. It's hard to pick out which area is my favorite, but if I had to choose, it'd be the trio of Mantle, Griffey, and Mays right in front. Three of the best center fielders ever, just kicking back and sharing a laugh.
This image simply lines up some the best players to ever grace a diamond, but it symbolizes more than that. Baseball is a game of relationships and a brotherhood, even for those on rival teams (like Williams and DiMaggio). While this is clearly a fictional picture, it looks like it could've been one of the best candid photos ever taken in baseball history.
Could there be a more perfect centerpiece to a baseball lover's man cave? I think not. This artistic endeavor took Cooper three years from start to finish, and we can be thankful for every detail.
How can you have this picture in your life right now, you ask?
The fine art print is 26x31 inches and typically retails for $150. However, here's how you can get the hook up -- go directly through this link and a $10 discount on this beautiful piece of art will automatically be applied at checkout.
Get it today and make your friends jealous. And once you've set it up perfectly in your house, snap a picture for us. You know, because we need ideas on how to display ours.