This next item featured in this post is from an auction that closed almost two months ago. For whatever reason, I just failed to write about it.
Check out this vintage Dodgers doll.
As a side note, I am certain I have one of these hidden away in a box somewhere. Unfortunately, I'm not too eager to find it. When I purchased my doll through eBay it mentioned that there was a bit of a "musky" smell to it. Thinking it can't be that bad, I made a bid and won it for what I thought was a song and a dance- I don't exactly recall that price today. When it arrived it was in great condition, but had an odor that would keep away the dead. Today, it sits in a box, tied up in a bag, awaiting for me to figure out what to do with it.
The auction description speculates that this may be an early Brooklyn stadium giveaway, but I don't think so. Let me know if I'm wrong, but I don't believe they had significant stadium giveaways back then- pins, at the most. Instead, I think it's likely that it was sold by vendors just outside of the stadium.
On top of that, this particular doll has been signed by a prominent Hall of Famer.
Notice the leg? Stan "The Man" Musial has signed it, and a notation was made about his 300th home run on 6/3/1955. The Brooklyn Dodgers drilled the Cardinals 12 to 5 that afternoon.
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