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Lot # 2: "Lou Gehrig Day" Doors from the Charlie Sheen Collection

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2019 Fall Classic",
which ran from 11/3/2019 7:00 PM to
12/6/2019 10:00 PM

Commissioned in the 1990s by Charlie Sheen himself, and brilliantly created by a serious Los Angeles artist. This pair were the two sliding doors leading to his celebrated trophy room in the 1990s which housed the finest world class memorabilia collection of its time (see below). Life sized and marvelously handpainted gouache on wood shows in rhythmic details the soul wrenching view of Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. Metropolis in look to replicate this cherished stadium in stark black and white and grey. It brings to life one of the most iconic and most emotional moments in sports history. Interestingly, the artist (whose name is unknown at this time) chose the subject of Lou Gehrig among the trophies and gifts he was presented that day making the perfect viaduct into the grand parlor Charlie Sheen Baseball Collection. In beautiful condition these are highly functional and can be fitted for use in your home. They measure 36x80” per door and 72x80” overall.

Originally, they were fitted with an electric eye and a tape which played the famed "Luckiest Man Speech” which was triggered when someone walked through them! [This was Charlie’s idea rather than the artist’s.] However, the constant one and off became somewhat monotonous for the popular Sheen and was later disconnected. But this technology could be fairly easily recreated to get the full measure of originality and enjoyment. 

The Sheen Collection was put together almost solely in concert with Lelands. A tribute to the best specimens of the greatest baseball objects it included: 1929 Babe Ruth jersey (recently auctioned for over $6,000,000), Jackie Robinson’s 1949 MVP jersey, 1961 Mickey Mantle home jersey, 1941 Ted Williams “.400 season” complete uniform, Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 "Curse of the Bambino” contract which collectively brought over $4 million dollars. Today, the collection would be valued well in excess of $50,0000




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