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.