Old school Dodgers koala http://t.co/PiHk4d2JRJ pic.twitter.com/gUxIgcWc6I
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) March 19, 2014
Way back in the 80's, the Dodgers had a Blue Crew fan club for kids that had a Koala Bear as a mascot. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but this was the closest the LA Dodgers ever came to having a team mascot. The Koala Bear became a symbol of youthful Dodger fandom, and many kids dutifully signed up and cherished that little stuffed mammal.
Naturally, as a devoted collector of everything Dodgers, I have a Koala in my possession and had to pull it out for 'show and tell'. See it below.
As you can see, it's very different from the Koala Jon showed in his tweet. In fact, based on a quick search on eBay there were numerous different kind of Koala's made.
My favorite might be this catcher Koala.
|(eBay auction link)|
So, does anyone else have an old Dodger Koala sitting around, or am I the only one?
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