If you are a baseball fan of a certain age, then you undoubtedly remember the wonderful graphics of a ballpark Jumbotron.
Actually, “wonderful” may not be the right word, because the look pales in comparison to what you’d see at ballparks today.
But they obviously hold a place in the heart of artist Peter Chen, who has created portraits of baseball greats from the 1970s and 1980s. Naturally, there are quiet a few Royals players.
You can see the whole group of players at Chen’s website.
But here are some of the Royals, including two George Bretts:
Why two versions of Brett?
“The original Brett portrait was the elder version,” Chen wrote in an email. “After completing it, I created the younger Brett with longer hair as a commissioned piece, which meant more to the customer (the 70’s Brett) than the short-haired elder version (the 80’s Brett).”
Here are some other iconic Royals: