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A fan immortalized Christian Yelich in a painting, and then got him to autograph it

Baseball has been the inspiration for some of the most memorable American art -- just ask Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and Emily Alexander. Unlike the first two artists on this list, Alexander's art hasn't sold for millions of dollars … yet.

But there's no doubt she's on her way to an art history textbook near you. Just look at the painting of Christian Yelich she brought to Wednesday's Marlins-Phillies game: 

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Most portraits only have one signature on them -- it's not like Mona Lisa autographed, you know, the Mona Lisa. But Alexander met Yelich before the game, and he signed her painting. We're not saying that makes it better than what is arguably the most famous portrait in the Western canon, but maybe Leonardo da Vinci should have brought a permanent marker to his last sitting.

To hear more about Alexander's art and love of baseball, just watch the video above.