Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Breakfast of Champions

Here is something unusual I came across on eBay recently. Below is a store advertising placard featuring Wheaties brand cereal. The prominent spokesman is Pee Wee Reese. He proudly exclaims, "I eat Wheaties- how about YOU?" It measures 17" x 9" and was in pretty rough shape.

I've never seen such a specimen before so I am uncertain about it's legitimacy. Considering it sold for only $43.01 causes me to think it may be a fantasy piece and not a true vintage item. There are more than enough vintage Dodger collectors out there who would have gladly bidded this up significantly if it was well known. (Remember, it's important to do research first before placing a big bid on a memorabilia item like this placard. Now that I look closer, I see that it is coming from Indiana which causes me to pause. As many vintage memorabilia collectors know plenty of fake/fantasy memorabilia items have been known to come out of Ohio and Indiana- for some reason.) Nevertheless, it's a pretty cool looking.

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