With Spring Training in full swing expect every sports memorabilia auction house to begin the new season with a bang. The bigger more established firms are ready to go, and I will certainly feature them in future post. This time, though, I wanted to start by pointing to a couple of smaller houses that had some Dodgers items I found interesting.
Below is a vintage circa 1950's candy dish featuring the Brooklyn Dodgers "Bum" on the cover. It is being offered by Inside the Park Collectibles, who I have previously featured as a knowledgeable seller of sports ceramics and bobbleheads. Of note, I am familiar with the design, but this is the first time I've seen it on this kind of item.
This is something I have never seen before, and I am uncertain as to its origin. It is being sold through Paragon Auctions. As you can see, it is a vintage golf ball made to look like a Baseball. The red seams are fading a bit, and it features the Dodger logo with Pee Wee Reese's #1 emblazoned on it. Did this once belong to Pee Wee only to be lost one sunny afternoon in the rough? Who knows?