About the Artwork

Saturday Evening Post cover April 23, 1949.

One of Norman Rockwell's truly iconic images, Game Called Because of Rain (Tough Call) pays tribute to one of the unsung heroes of baseball: the umpire. The illustration depicts three men standing in the middle of a ball field, deliberating over whether to continue the game in the midst of uncertain weather conditions. The original painting is now part of the collection of The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, where it has become a favorite attraction for visitors.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Custom Prints is your exclusive source for custom reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Norman Rockwell Museum. All items that are offered are produced using gallery-quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as modern technology will allow.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We offer all 321 of the iconic works Rockwell created as Saturday Evening Post covers, including many other classic illustrations from his archive.


You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool, you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.