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Other versions of 'The Scream' -- in sports

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is iconic -- but also has some similar spinoffs from the sports world. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream’’ sold for a record $120 million Wednesday, the highest amount ever paid for a work of art at auction. That’s a lot but it's still only half what the last-place Angels paid to have Albert Pujols bat .208 with no home runs and five RBIs so far this year. Talk about wanting to howl.

What makes the $120 million price seem especially high is that this “Scream’’ is just one of seven very similar versions Munch painted during his lifetime. And as art detective Kurt Snibbe discovered, Munch is still painting versions of “The Scream’’ from beyond the grave...