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Rockwell painting of Red Sox shown at Fenway Park with 2 subjects ahead of New York auction

FILE - In this April 26, 2005 file photo, Norman Rockwell's

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FILE - In this April 26, 2005 file photo, Norman Rockwell's "The Rookie" is displayed, at right, during an exhibit of "Rockwell and the Red Sox" at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. "The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)," appeared on the cover of the March 2, 1957, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. Christie's is offering it May 22, 2014, with a pre-sale estimate of $20 million to $30 million, which the auction house says represents that highest auction estimate ever for Rockwell. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)

BOSTON - A Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players has been reunited at Fenway Park with two of its subjects before it's taken to New York City to be auctioned.

The work appeared on the March 2, 1957, cover of the Saturday Evening Post. The title is: "The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)." Christie's is offering it May 22 with a pre-sale estimate of $20 million to $30 million.

The painting shows pitcher Frank Sullivan, right fielder Jackie Jensen, catcher Sammy White, second baseman Billy Goodman and Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

Sullivan and the model for the rookie, Sherman Safford, were with the painting at Fenway on Monday.

Sullivan says it's "unbelievable" that the painting has become so valuable.

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