Monday, December 08, 2008

Iconic Memorabilia: Koufax, Campy and the Brady Bunch

Everywhere I turn there are some great unusual Dodger items around.

Below is an original painting by Robert Stephen Simon of Sandy Koufax. It is titled "King of the Hill."

Roy Campanella is one of the great Dodgers in franchise history. Below is a game used chest protector he wore during his time on the diamond.
A fabulous vintage relic from one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game, offered here is a MacGregor Goldsmith navy blue chest protector worn during Campy's tenure with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Personally gifted by Campy to famed talk show host Joe Franklin and his "Memory Lane" collection of memorabilia, Franklin states in the letter of provenance, "This fascinating memento of baseball history...has been a very important part of my Memory Lane Collection of Memorabilia since Roy himself "retired" it permanently to my Memory Lane Collection in 1975 following a personal appearance he made on the 'Joe Franklin Show'."

I could not write about this auction without showing this gem. The vase below is an actual prop from one of my favorite television shows- The Brady Bunch. Years ago as a younger man I would come home from elementary school and be immediately enthralled by their family high-jinks. Now, I can relive my 70's fantasies by putting this nondescript vase along the stairway. Well, maybe not.

1 comment:

  1. I know you love cards, so I thought of you when I saw this one. :o


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