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Honoring Buck O'Neil

2022 National Baseball League Hall of Fame inductee 

Hy-Vee and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) are proud to honor friend and sports legend John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil, Jr. on his upcoming induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this July. Customers are invited to view and take a photo with a replica of an art piece by Phil "Sike Style" Shafer during the Buck O'Neil Tip of the Cap Art Tour at participating Kansas City area Hy-Vee stores, listed below. During the tour, customers can also enjoy a FREE cookie themed to #22 in commemoration of Buck’s jersey number, watch a tribute video and shop exclusive merchandise from the artist with a portion of proceeds benefiting the NLBM. See the Hy-Vee store tour schedule below.

Buck O'Neil

Buck O'Neil 'Tip of the Cap' Art Tour

Hy-Vee and the NLBM have commissioned the Kansas City-area artist Phil "Sike Style" Shafer to develop an honorary art piece that reflects Buck's life, legacy, and impact. Customers can view a replica of the art piece and purchase small prints during Hy-Vee's Buck O'Neil 'Tip of the Cap' Art Tour. During the tour, customers can enjoy a FREE cookie themed to #22 in commemoration of Buck’s jersey number, watch a tribute video and shop limited-edition Buck O'Neil merchandise - plus receive a free postcard (while supplies last). See the Hy-Vee store tour schedule below.

Shafer's original art piece will be revealed on this web page following a special unveiling at the Prairie Village Hy-Vee on March 29. Submit a bid below between March 29 and July 24, 2022, to win this specially commissioned original art piece. The original art piece is 24" x 36", hangable and perfect for any sports fan. Continuously check this web page for updates on the highest bid amount. The winning bidder will be notified the week of July 25. The winning bid will be donated by Hy-Vee to the NLBM.

Highest bid as of April 5, 2022: $1,000

Bids are due by 11:59 p.m. on 7/24/22. No limit on the amount of bids submitted. The winning bidder will be notified the week of July 25 via phone and email as well as invited to a special check presentation at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO. Payment must be received by August 1 via cash or check. Pick-up or delivery arrangements will be mutually agreed upon by Hy-Vee and the winning bidder. Click HERE for Official Rules.

Buck O'Neil

About the Artist: Phil "Sike Style" Shafer

Phil Shafer, aka Sike Style, channels his creative energy in many ways. For 20 years, he has run his successful art business, Sike Style Industries, a design-focused mural company based in Kansas City, MO. His creative practice now includes large-scale murals, fine art paintings, and integrated brand marketing.

His love of street art and graffiti has led him to community and corporate projects, showcasing his desire to transform bland or vandalized surfaces with colorful uplifting images that inspire and create dialogue. When working with clients, Shafer is able to blend his style with brand standards to create welcome and vibrant artwork for product marketing, fan activations, offices, living and educational spaces.

Here are some of Shafer's most notable achievements:

  • 2018 awarded ArtsKC Inspiration Grant for Kingston, Jamaica, mural project
  • 2017 KC Urban Hero Award winner
  • Commissioned artist for the One Percent for Art for Urban Youth Academy, the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting KC, Oakley and more


Learn more by visiting www.sikestyle.com or follow @sikestyle.

'Tip of the Cap' Art Tour Schedule

  • March 29 – April 3: Prairie Village Hy-Vee (7620 State Line Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208)
  • Week of April 4: Lee's Summit West Hy-Vee (310 SW Ward Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081) and Liberty Hy-Vee (109 North Blue Jay Drive, Liberty, Missouri 64068)
  • Week of April 11: Mission Hy-Vee (6655 Martway Street, Mission, Kansas 66202)
    • April 16: Artist meet-and-greet with Phil "Sike Style" Shafer from 12-1 p.m.
  • Week of April 18: Blue Springs Hy-Vee (625 W. U.S. Highway 40, Blue Springs, Missouri 64014)
  • Week of April 25: Independence Noland Rd. Hy-Vee (4545 South Noland Road, Independence, Missouri 64055)
  • Week of May 2: Shawnee Hy-Vee (13550 West 63rd Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66216)
  • Week of May 9: Belton Hy-Vee (1307 East North Avenue, Belton, Missouri 64012)
  • Week of May 16: Olathe West 151st St. Hy-Vee (14955 West 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062)
  • Week of May 23: Kansas City Barry Rd. Hy-Vee (8301 N St. Clair Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64151) and Overland Park 95th Street. Hy-Vee (8501 West 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212)
  • Week of May 30: Raytown Hy-Vee (9400 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, Missouri 64133)
  • Week of June 6: Independence East 23rd St. Hy-Vee (1525 East 23rd Street South, Independence, Missouri 64055)
  • Week of June 13: Kansas City NW 64th St. Hy-Vee (5330 NW 64th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64151)
  • Week of June 20: Lee's Summit East Hy-Vee (301 NE Rice Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086)
  • Week of June 27: Gladstone Hy-Vee (7117 North Prospect Avenue, Gladstone, Missouri 64119)
  • Week of July 5: Olathe Ridgeview Hy-Vee (18101 West 119th Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061)
    • July 9: NLBM president Bob Kendrick meet-and-greet from 12-1 p.m.
  • Week of July 11: Overland Park South Hy-Vee (8900 West 135th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66221)
  • Week of July 18: Lenexa Hy-Vee (13400 W 87th St, Lenexa, Kansas 66215)