Considering all of the hoopla directed at Vin Scully and his retirement, I thought the above 1947 National League Championship ring was worth noting. It is available at auction through SCP, and represents one of many different Dodger related collectibles that are currently available. (Auction Link) The ring above had formerly belonged to Scully mentor and legendary Dodger broadcast Red Barber. As you know, it was Red who hired and showed Vin the ropes. Per the auction description:
It's a ring that originates from one of the most significant seasons in history; the year Jackie Robinson shattered baseball's color barrier. Not one to rest on his laurels, Robinson also led his team to the N.L. pennant (94-60) and won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award that season. Barber was there for it all.Below are several other Dodger items that I thought worth mentioning.
There are a large number of different vintage Dodger jersey's in this auction; including the Frank Howard 1959 jersey (Auction Link) and the Willie Davis 1967 jersey (Auction Link) shown above. Other jersey's available include Leo Durocher, Richie Allen, Al Downing, Walter Alston, Carl Erskine, Johnny Podres and Clayton Kershaw.
Probably my favorite oddball item is the below travel trunk/suitcase from the estate of Hall of Fame manager Walter Alston. (Auction Link) If I had a large display case I would be all over this thing.
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