This perfect tribute to Larsen's perfecto captures one of the most iconic moments in Yankee history as Berra leaps into his battery mate's arms after the 27th and final out. It came on Larsen's 97th pitch—a called third strike against Dale Mitchell. Duffy's text begins with "APR 17TH AT WSH W 10-4" and concludes with "NEW YORK YANKEES WIN 17TH WORLD SERIES."
A rising star on the sports art scene, Daniel Duffy literally paints with words. Through MLB.com, stadium shops, show appearances and his website, he has sold over 10,000 portrait prints featuring his unique brand of text art—yet fewer than a dozen of his original works have ever come to auction. Of those, this quartet ('56 Yankees, '80 Phillies, '86 Mets and '14 Giants) represents the first public offering of Duffy's popular "Road to the World Series" project, in which he meticulously depicts championship celebration scenes using the entire season's game log of dates, locations, results and scores. (Even the pinstripes are intricately composed of data!) Each piece appears on art-board and is signed and dated by Duffy.