1) A poignant tribute to the recently deceased Eddie Yost (1926-2012), Darvas' skillfully rendered illustration panel is focused on the greatest part of the keen-eyed lead-off hitter's legacy—and the origin of his "Walking Man" nickname. A six-year chart shows Yost's annual BB stats, while the surrounding text, complemented by humorous related cartoons, reads, "EDDIE YOST, 'The Walking Man' of the Senators, hasn't missed a game since the summer of '49...has a consecutive game streak of 506 going...Eddie studies the pitchers even while in the dugout...He's getting his masters degree on a paper dealing with the sore arms of pitchers...It cost the White Sox a pretty penny when Eddie fouled off 18 straight against Harry Dorish." The approximately 11" x 14" artwork has been matted and framed to 16-3/4" x 20-1/4" total dimensions. Apparent NM. Accompanied by the 2/11/53 Sporting News pages in which it was originally published.
2) Cuban-born Carlos Paula was a physical specimen—as seen here—who never quite reached his mighty potential. Paula played for the Washington Nats from 1954-56, before being optioned to the Minneapolis Millers and then sold to the Sacramento Solons in the Pacific Coast League. He died in 1983 at the age of 55. This exceptional Darvas artwork emphasizes Paula's size and speed: "CARLOS PAULA, Washington's six-foot-three-inch outfielder from Havana, Cuba, has the physical make up to become the 'big' man in the American League next year!!...Manager Chuck Dressen claims Paula can hit, run and throw...but it's tough to make him realize he's a star...Carlos is blasting the ball at a .300 clip...and despite his huge frame...he has tremendous speed...beat Minoso and Busby in a race!!" The 10-1/2" x 14-1/2" piece is EX/MT in appearance with a few small areas of staining. Matted and framed to 16-1/2" x 21-1/4" total dimensions.