CAPULLO/McFARLANE ARTWORK GRABS TOP DOLLAR
Original Ravens Report Cover Art Featured at Charity Auction
Friday, December 09, 2005
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Baltimore Ravens hosted the 5th Annual All Community Team Auction Party at M&T Bank Stadium. The event featured silent and live auctions -- and up for bid was Ravens Report original artwork by Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane.
The original pen-and-ink poster featuring #85, wide receiver Derrick Mason -- signed by Capullo, McFarlane and Mason -- was a highlight of the "Ravenstown" silent auction, which included autographed player memorabilia and experiential items including Owner for a Day, Behind the Scenes Access and Workout with the Ravens.
The artwork generated considerable buzz before the event, and the winning bid of $2,000 went to Derrick Mason himself! Proceeds benefit the All Community Team.
The inclusion of the Mason poster marks a sentinel moment for McFarlane -- who has not sold or donated any original art since 1992.
The Derrick Mason Ravens Report will debut at the December 25th game vs. Minnesota.
The All Community Team is a partnership among the Baltimore Ravens, the players and 24 members of the corporate community, including title sponsor, M&T Bank. The main goal of the partnership -- which expects to raise more than $500,000 this year -- is to support player foundations and community outreach efforts.