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Varipapa Spreads His “Magic” Across The Country – Circa 1935

Mort Luby, former editor and publisher of Bowlers Journal Internationalin 2011 painted a portrait of Andy depicting his cross-country adventures in the early 1930’s as he and fellow bowling stars such as Hank Marino and Nelson Burton Sr. toured America during the depths of the Great Depression on a BPAA and Brunswick-sponsored tour to promote the sport.


The painting was donated to the International Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum, and along with many other previous paintings by Luby was auctioned at the Bowl Expo in Las Vegas to raise funds for the Hall.


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Andy Comes to Town - 1935 - Copy