Monday, June 30, 2014

Check Out Some Dodgers Memorabilia at Hunt's All-Star Game FanFest Auction

As has been tradition for several years, Hunt Auctions is running their annual All-Star Game Live Auction at the MLB FanFest in Minneapolis.  There are over 400 lots to look through and collectors have an opportunity to see them personally at the FanFest in a couple of weeks. 

Of note, former Dodger catcher and White Sox manager Jeff Torborg has over 80 items available for auction; including several Dodger related goodies.  I will feature those items in a post tomorrow.  For now, take a look at some other notable Dodgers related memorabilia items that struck my fancy below.

How often do you see something like this?  Here is a circa 1950's Brookyn Dodger ushers shirt.  It is long sleeved, in Dodger blue and has the Dodgers name embroidered on the back.
(Auction Link)

The cap below is purported to have once belonged to Jackie Robinson.  It comes from a former Dodger farmhand named Fred Woelfle who joined the organization in 1951.  Per the auction description:
In 1951 he assisted the team in batting practice acting primarily as a catcher. For these efforts, naturally, he required a uniform which was furnished by the team. One day while dressing he realized he had not been given a hat and asked for one from the trainer who "went to a basket full of dirty uniforms and, after asking me my size, threw me a hat and said here use this one, Robinson won't mind."
Wow!  That's a great story.
(Auction Link)

This last item originally came from the family of Roy Campanella.  Below is Campy's Hall of Fame Induction ring from 1969. 
(Auction Link)

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