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The Sid Hartman statue — revealed!

In March, I mused about the coming Sid Hartman bronze slated for erection outside Target Center. As you may remember, some of downtown’s big cigars commissioned sculptor Nicholas Legeros to immortalize Sid. Barring a freakout at the Aug.

In March, I mused about the coming Sid Hartman bronze slated for erection outside Target Center. As you may remember, some of downtown’s big cigars commissioned sculptor Nicholas Legeros to immortalize Sid. Barring a freakout at the Aug. 18 Minneapolis Arts Commission meeting, you’ll be seeing an extremely stiff, extremely tan columnist in your midst soon.

So you want to see what it looks like?

Legeros was nice enough to send me the photos below. Putting aside all those times Sid called me “Mr. Negative,” I have to say the likeness is mighty fine — far better than the eerie Kirby Puckett sculpture a baseball’s throw away.

First, the studio shot:

Sid, in situ:

And the truly scary one, Sid ruling over the Little Sids:

By the way, Legeros says the final sculpture will have a 5-foot diameter granite base with the inscription, “Sid Hartman: A Close Personal Friend and True Minnesota Sports Legend.”