Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hunt Auctions: Some Dodger Goodies

Hunt Auctions just recently closed their most recent online offering and it included several nice Dodger related items. Below are just a handful I thought stood out.

Back in 1999 the Dodgers held a fan voting contest naming the greatest Dodgers of the past. Then, artist Paul Rogers was commissioned to create a series of murals of those greatest Dodgers to be placed on the outfield walls of Dodger Stadium. (If anyone has photos please pass them along.) Soon thereafter, the Dodgers released a group of patches based on those drawings, 23 in all, that were worn by players and coaches on their uniform sleeve. Better yet, each individual had the opportunity to choose for themselves who they wanted on their uniform. The Dodger sold very limited quantities to fans, so they are fairly scarce. On top of that, Sandy Koufax refused to license his image for the project. As a result, less than a dozen are believed to exist anywhere. Below is a framed display of 17 of those patches that sold at Hunt's for $228.00. Strangely, it once belonged within the personal collection of Curt Schilling.

Here is a Tommy Lasorda plaque that was personally signed and given to fellow Hall of Famer Robin Roberts. It includes the following note,
"To Robin - you and the Dodgers are both great. Your friend Tom Lasorda."
It Sold for $200.00.
(Auction Link)

This is clearly the best item available in this auction. It is a used ticket and program from Sandy Koufax's 4th no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs on September 9, 1965. It sold for an astounding $6,905.00.
(Auction Link)

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