Hey there, Kid. You were a man of faith—both on and off the field. You brought joy with you each and every day. While others caroused and misbehaved, you smiled, you held your head up high, you focused on the game, you lived your principles, you devoted yourself to your loved ones. "My enthusiasm for my family—and for baseball, and other things, too—strikes some people as a bit too much," you once wrote. "My happiness crowds people a little." Now here you are in a rightfully cheerful portrait from your Expos heyday, as rendered in a bold color palette by legendary artist Robert Stephen Simon, who himself died just a couple years after you. Your black-marker "8-9" signature says it all about your spirituality and your affable nature: "Best Wishes / God Bless / Catch ya later / Gary Carter / #8." As writer Tom Verducci said about you in your SI obituary, "This world, not just this little game, is less sunny without him." Amen.
Dimensions: 18x24, custom matted and framed to 24x30 with plaque, "Gary Carter / by / Robert Stephen Simon."
Condition: Displays from a distance as NM, with closer examination revealing craquelure throughout Carter's image.
Full LOAs from JSA and PSA/DNA.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.