Friday, May 23, 2014

Red Sox Rockwell Painting Sells For $22.6M

Recently, the Red Sox have been playing like they inhabit an oil painting, so it's fitting that an actual oil painting with them in it should sell for a boatload of cash. The Norman Rockwell painting "The Rookie" fetched $22.6 million at auction yesterday in New York. It depicts—among others—Ted Williams welcoming a young player to the Red Sox clubhouse. The painting appeared on the cover of the long-departed Saturday Evening Post magazine on May 2, 1957. It's unclear whether—based on perfornance— the entire 2014 roster could bring in $22.6 million.