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"He's slowly learning English," Federowicz said this week (of Hyun-Jin Ryu). "Soon enough, we're going to put together words that he needs to learn, because there's stuff that we're going to be telling him. Not so much a cheat sheet, but stuff he needs to learn first before he learns everything else."
The musicians wore Dodgers baseball caps to signify the Los Angeles Symphony earns more than San Francisco musicians. The publicity event preceded new negotiations between musicians and management scheduled for the afternoon with a federal mediator.
These labels were affixed to the ends of a loaf broad that would typically be wrapped in some sort of paper or cellophane. So, they would constantly be peeled off and put back on over the lifetime of the loaf. As a result, surviving examples are creased and well worn. Sure, I can see a kid begging mom to give him the prized label right away, but considering the flimsy paper it was printed on, it too would likely be damaged.Well, imagine my surprise when I came across a near set of 1952 Tip Top Bread Baseball labels at Goldin Auctions. It features 47 of 48 labels, missing only the Andy Pafko label. Unfortunately, he was a Dodger that season, so we don't get to see what that label looks like. Nevertheless, the rest of the set is available for viewing online. Click any pic to embiggen. Above you can see the Campanella and Snider labels. Below are the Ralph Branca, Carl Furillo and Gil Hodges labels. With 22 days left in bidding it current sits at $5,500 for the entire group. I actually had a chance to view these labels last month at the Long Beach show, and I have to say that they are beautiful. See my brief story about that here.