Thursday, September 08, 2011

SCP Auctions: Dodger Goodness

SCP is currently running their September auction, and it includes a couple of really nice Dodger related items.

Above is an original drawing from Willard Mullin that is entitled "Wait Till October." It was drawn after a Friday game at Ebbets Field on April 18, 1952. It was the just the fourth game of the young season as the Dodgers faced the sitting pennant winners, the New York Giants.

Mullin starts it off by writing,
"Yesterday, the Giants started in right where they left off last fall... they batted around for six hits and five runs in the 1st inning."
Not a great start for our Brooklyn boys, but have no fear. The Dodger bats would not go silent all game long.
"Then the Dodgers' bodyguard took over."
Who's that you ask? Who's the bodyguard? Well, it was #6 hitter Andy Pafko. He would go on to hit a home run in the 7th inning, then finish it off in classic fashion with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th inning. That would give him his 3rd home run of the young season, and give the Dodgers a well deserved victory over their hated rivals.

What makes this even sweeter is that the Dodgers would end up winning the pennant that season as the Giants ending up 4.5 games back in 2nd place. "Wait Till October," indeed.

Below is the personal equipment bag that once belonged to Hall of Famer Gary Carter when he donned Blue in 1991.

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