Wednesday, October 08, 2014

A Couple of Oddball Dodger Items For Sale at REA - Jackie and Pee Wee

Following up on yesterday's post featuring Topps original art for a 1959 Duke Snider card, I now share a couple of great vintage Dodger oddball items that struck my fancy.

Below are a couple of large-sized premium photos distributed only for the Montreal, Canada marketplace during the 1940's called Parade Sportive (Sports Parade in English).  They were made in conjunction with a local radio show called Parade Sportive.  The two photos below feature future Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson during his first season as a member of the Dodgers franchise.  As you know, Jackie spent his first season as a Dodger playing for the Montreal Royals.  These two photos are from 1946.
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Here is something really fun.  Below is a circa 1956 marble-shooting game endorsed by Dodger great Pee Wee Reese.  Of note, Reese received his nickname 'Pee Wee' as a youngster because he was a champion marble shooter.  From what I understand, a 'Pee Wee' is a small marble.  Per a SABR biography by Rob Edelman:
The youngster earned his nickname not for his diminutive size—he was five feet nine inches and weighed 140 pounds when he signed his first professional contract at the age of twenty, and added one inch and twenty pounds when fully grown. Instead, he was called Pee Wee because of his predilection for playing marbles. As a pre-teenager, he was runner-up in a Louisville Courier-Journal pee-wee marbles competition.
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