Several months ago I picked up an unusual vintage Dodgers doll that you can see above. It was something I had never seen before, and due to my proclivity for the oddball I knew I had to make an attempt to get it. So, I placed a bid and waited. Fortunately, no one else had their eye on it, and I was able to take it home without much competition (and at what appears to be a steal of a price). For about $15 I became the new owner to a "well loved" yet far from mint Brooklyn Dodgers "Bum" doll.
Fast forward to the other day, and now I know a little more about the figurine. The exact same doll had sold on eBay for $175.50 (eBay Auction Link).
Wow! I didn't expect that kind of price.
The eBay listing didn't provide much background information. So, I still don't know when it was manufactured or by whom. What I do know, though, is that I'm missing a blue jacket with the number "4" on the back.
Does this mean that this "Bum" is meant to be a fan of Duke Snider?
Below are a bunch of the photos from that recent eBay sale to compare and contrast.
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