Scarce 1916 Lemp Brewing Co. Comic Series Baseball Player Print by M. H. Herget.
Lot 277. Scarce 1916 Lemp Brewing Co. Comic Series Baseball Player Print by M. H. Herget. Approximately 8.5” x 12.5,” the print is matted and framed to 14.25” x 18.5.” It is part of series of comic sports figures Herget created to promote the brewery. Herget was an archeological painter for “National Geographic.” He is widely recognized for his paintings of Native Americans. Established in 1840 in St. Louis, the Wm J. Lemp Brewing Co. was acquired in 1920 by the Griesedieck Beverage Company, which later became the Falstaff Brewing Corp. The print, which is under glass, has an ex to ex-m appearance with a narrow 1.25” edge streak that appears to be soiling and a couple of tiny background spots. Seldom seen! And a great complement to a vintage comic baseball card collection. Winning Bid $30.