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Lennie Dawson: Boilermaker
Dick Mayer
Original sports cartoon


Lennie Dawson: Boilermaker Extraordinaire

1956. Perdue quarterback Lennie Dawson's athletic abilities are highlighted by sports cartoonist Dick Mayer of the Detroit Free Press. Before graduating in 1956, during three seasons with the Boilermakers Dawson threw for over 3,000 yards, each year leading the Big Ten Conference in that category. In professional football, Dawson led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV and was named the game's MVP. He later was elected to the Football Hall of Fame.

Also featured in this cartoon is Lamar Lundy who later in the NFL became part of the "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line of the LA Rams.

Original cartoon by Dick Mayer, the Detroit Free Press and later published in The Sporting News. It is from this original drawing that the image was reproduced in the newspaper.

Original cartoon, ink and pencil on coquille board signed by artist.

Provenance: This original cartoon is from the personal collection of Hugo A. Autz, long-time editor of The Sporting News during the late 1950s and '60s who had access to the best sports cartoons during the Golden Age of Sports Cartooning.


 Quick Summary of this Item
Title: Lennie Dawson: Boilermaker
Artist: Dick Mayer
Art Type: Original Artwork
Medium: Pen, ink, and pencil
Media: On paper
Style: Without Frame
Image Size: 13.5 x 15.75
Availability: Available
Price: $250

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