Renowned sports artist Jamie Cooper recently completed his latest piece of MLB artwork. This masterpiece was done for a private collector in California. After working on it for three years in Australia, its finally arrived in its new home. Complete with a museum grade frame of water gild gold leaf. This All Stars painting now rests peacefully in what looks like a very high-end collection located on a sprawling seven-acre estate on the side of a mountain. The collector’s name was left unsaid for privacy. I think we can all agree this collector has some cool stuff we can only dream about owning. Jamie Cooper documented his entire trip to the U.S. on Facebook. There you can see where this painting now resides. In addition to the painting, its fun to look around the room to see what else is there. I spot a lot of bats, and what looks like some 1992 Donruss Diamond Kings – Supers. Jamie Cooper is pictured on the right, with the owner to the left.
One glance at this painting and you’ll see a who’s who of ballplayers coming from multiple generations. Much like the Phillies and Yankees Dream Scenes he has done. My eyes go straight to Mike Schmidt. That powder blue uniform and red hat really stand out. I think I can even see Jamie Cooper and the painting’s owner back there behind the dugout next to Nolan Ryan. I wonder what all these guys are talking about while sitting around 1933 Comiskey Park?
Card companies here in America need to recognize Jamie Cooper’s talent. His work would look great on some MLB sets. He’s already done caricatures for an AFL product.