Friday, June 27, 2014

Some Great Dodger Memorabilia at Lelands Auctions - Koufax, Ebbets Field, Nap Rucker and Jake Daubert

Yesterday, I shared some fantastic vintage Dodger photographs currently on auction at Lelands; including a panoramic 1935 team photograph featuring an historic Baseball player (Len Koeneche) whose story is typically only known by astute Baseball historians.  Today, I feature a bunch of other Dodger memorabilia items available at Lelands.  Check them out below.

Here is a fantastic portrait painted by Southern California native and lifelong Dodgers fan Samantha Wendell.  It has a feel of a Nicholas Volpe painting (the fellow who painted all those Union Oil portraits).
(Auction Link)

I love this next item.  Featured below is a cast-iron baseball that once decorated Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.  It was rescued from its demolition and kept for safe keeping.  It measures approximately 5.5" in diameter.  A plaque reads:
"EBBETS FIELD BROOKLYN N Y C APRIL 5, 1913 - FEBRUARY 23, 1960 CAST IRON WALL FIXTURE REMOVED DURING STADIUM DEMOLITION.
(Auction Link)

Here is an early advertising piece featuring a couple old-tyme Brooklyn Dodger stars - lefty pitcher Nap Rucker and first baseman Jake Daubert.  These pieces were made for Ide Silver Collars of Troy, NY, and includes the following testimonials:
"JAKE DAUBERT IN A 'CLAYMONT' MY COLLAR TROUBLES ENDED WHEN I COMMENCED WEARING IDE SILVER COLLARS. THEY'RE COMFORTABLE AND KEEP THEIR 'STORE LOOKS' FOR A LONG TIME." and "'NAP' RUCKER IN A 'BERTRON' IDE SILVER COLLARS BELONG IN THE BIG LEAGUES. THEY FILL EVERY COLLAR WANT THAT A MAN CAN ASK FOR."
(Auction Link)

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