Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Some Dodgers Memorabilia at Hunt's All Star Game Auction - Koufax, Campy and Gwynn

Last week I featured a questionnaire filled out by Dodgers legend Steve Garvey when he was just a rookie in 1970 (link here).  Today, I take a look at several other Dodger collectibles available at Hunt's All-Star Game FanFest auction.

Featured above is a rarity.  It is a Sandy Koufax home jersey that dates to 1966.  (Auction Link Here)  Per the auction description:
The jersey was acquired by a former MLB executive in 1973 (who lived in the Los Angeles area at the time) and has remained within his collection until the current offering. Additionally, the executive was a good acquaintance with long time Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Buzzie Bavasi. In 1975, Bavasi became aware of the offered Koufax jersey within the collection of the consignor and in jest sent the executive a charming and satirical official MLB typed communique. The note was hand signed by Buzzie and dated July 31, 1975 teasing him that he "owed" Buzzie a check for $56.00 payable to him for the "stolen" uniform.
I want to see that letter to Bavasi, so badly.

Below is a circa 1953 Roy Campanella "All-Stars" Barnstorming program featuring Campy and Dodger hurler Joe Black. (Auction Link)
(Auction Link)

In keeping with a theme of this All-Star event is the below presentational silver platter (created by Tiffany & Co.) that was given by the Dodgers to Padres great Tony Gwynn.  It honors the Hall of Famer for his 140 career hits at Dodger Stadium.  (Auction Link)  BTW, over his career Gwynn slashed .329/.394/.427/.821 in Los Angeles.  He also slugged six home runs, hit two triples, twenty doubles, knocked in 43 runners and scored 58 times.  Tony even stole 16 bases in 24 attempts.
(Auction Link)

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