A Kentucky Tradition
by Cheri Issel
Enjoy this wonderful rendition of the Kentucky Wildcat that can only come from the creative mind of an amazing artist. Cheri Issel bleeds blue and this painting expresses all the energy that comes from being a lifelong Kentucky fanatic. Cheri was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Wildcats. She attended games with her father, Virgil Hughes, where she grew to love Kentucky basketball. She was a cheerleader for Lafayette High School and also for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Her mother, Mary Hughes, sewed the body of the suit the very first Wildcat Mascot ever wore in 1968. Cheri married Dan Issel, UK Mens basketball leading scorer, after her junior season. Cheerleaders were not allowed to be married at that time, so her Senior season she was an advisor for the cheerleaders and traveled with the team.
Print is handsigned by both Dan & Cheri Issel, Kenny "Sky" Walker, and Jack "Goose" Givens. An amazing collectible that has the signatures of the only 3 players in the 2000 POINT CLUB in UK Mens Basketball history. Print was signed by all four at our gallery on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2015. Each of the print signatures will vary from print to print but are in the same general location on all prints. Print pictured will not be the one you receive. Order your print today of the only Kentucky Wildcat that is "True Blue".
Actual print is 18 x 23 and limited to 500.
All player or coach signed items come with a Certificate of Authenticity from our gallery. We are known as the premier place to get signed items from former University of Kentucky athletes and to meet them in person before the games at Rupp Arena. We also have private signings with players that play in the pro leagues and offer those items for sale too! GO CATS!!!