Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Heritage Auctions: Some Dodgers Goodies

This is a heck of a busy month for sports memorabilia auctions.  There is the REA auction (that I wrote yesterday, and no doubt will be posting more about it), SCP (which I will post later on) and the Heritage Auctions offering that is the focus of this post.

This particular auction ends on Cinco de Mayo and features several interesting Dodgers related items.  Check out what I ran in to.

Below is a circa 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers clubhouse chair from Ebbets Field.  It is well used, and originates from the collection of noted Dodger collector Sal Larocca.  I have written about his collection numerous times; here, here, here and here.

This item is perfect for the Jackie Robinson collector who thought they had everything.  Well, it's likely you don't have this.  Here is Jackie's, circa 1950's, original luggage tag.  On top of that, there is no doubt about its authenticity.  It come originally from Rachel Robinson and includes a letter of provenance from her.

This belt buckle below is new to me.  It was created by Josten's for eventual mass production, but never got off the ground.  It was to be a limited production run of 1955 copies.  Instead, only one buckle is thought to exist today- this one.

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