Friday, June 08, 2012

Lelands Auctions: More from the Sal LaRocca Collection

As I briefly mentioned yesterday, Lelands has another 47 items on auction that come directly from super Dodger collector Sal LaRocca.  Over the past year (or so) Sal has been selling major portions of his Dodger-centric collection through Lelands.  Check out my previous post about some of those past items here, here, and here.  Furthermore, if you want to have a closer look at what he has and gain perspective on the totality of his collection then check out this Dodgers video below. LaRocca's collection starts at about the 1:40 mark.

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Awesome, right? 

Now, check out some of the stuff currently for sale that I really liked below.  In fact, there is so much available I am going to write a second post next week with even more LaRocca Collection items.  If you can't wait feel free to go directly to Lelands website, here.

I would consider it a great honor to get an invitation like this in the mail.  Heck, I'd like to see the Dodgers do this for next season.  Put together a marketing campaign consisting of wedding invitation-like mailers requesting that we visit Dodger Stadium as the new ownership works hard to bring back class, community and family to the team. 

Here is a 1897 Opening Day Invitation from the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. 
"The Brooklyn Ball Club presents its compliments and requests the presence of Yourself and Ladies at Eastern Park on Monday afternoon, May third, to witness the opening in Brooklyn of The National League Base Ball (sic) Championship Season of 1897. Baltimore vs. Brooklyn. Play called - 4 P.M. Please present at entrance."
 
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Satin! Satin! Satin!  I love me some satin!

Check out this incredible 1945 game-used satin Dodger uniform once worn by Leo Durocher.  It has everything; including jersey, pants, cap, belt, socks, and stirrups.  Awesome!  Just awesome!
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If I buy this does that mean I own a piece of the team?

Here are some real Dodgers related documents dating to 1910.  There is a Brooklyn Ball Club stock certificate and related receipts signed by Charles Ebbets and Henry Medicus.  From the auction description:
Three items are contained in this framed collection from the Brooklyn Superbas era, starting with a certificate from 1910, made out to Charles Medicus and signed by Charles Ebbets and Henry Medicus. Next is an 1899 receipt is made out to Charles Ebbets and signed by Charles Ebbets. Finally, a 1905 receipt made out to Henry Medicus and signed by Henry Medicus. These items trace the period culminating with Medicus and Ebbetts becoming part-owners of the franchise in 1905.
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 1990 Kirk Gibson game-used Dodgers jersey with batting helmet.
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