Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Roy Campanella Rarities at Hunt's All-Star Auction - Photo and MVP Award

There are a couple of great Roy Campanella items available at Hunt's annual All-Star Game FanFest auction; including the rare 1946 Venezuelan ballteam photo seen above.  Check out the auction item here.

As you can see, it is for the Sabios de Vargas club of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.  They played for the city of La Guaira, Vargas and this pic represents their inaugural season. 

Roy Campanella is seen seated second on the top right.  Also, he was co-manager of the team; along with pitcher Daniel CanĂ³nico.  Sabios de Vargas won the league title this season with a record of 18-12.

This next item is clearly one of the jewels of this auction.  Featured below is Roy Campanella's 1953 National League MVP award.  Check out the auction here.

This is the second MVP award of his I've seen for sale at auction - he won three in his career.  The first one being his 1951 award that sold at Goldin Auctions last year at $177,750 (including Buyer premium).  I originally wrote about that sale here.
(Auction Link)

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