Thursday, January 29, 2009

CSA Auctions: Campy, the President and the 1959 World Series

One of the smaller auction houses, Clean Sweep Auctions, just closed their most recent offering. They had a handful of unique Dodger related items.

Here is a one-of-a-kind award plaque that was present to Roy Campanella by the New York Urban League in 1975. It is very large, measuring 11 1/2 X 14 1/2 inches and originally came directly from the estate of Roy Campanella. If I'm not mistaken, this and several other awards (including his MVP award) were sold through Hunt Auctions several years ago. This plaque sold for $90.00.

Below is a rare signed business card of former Dodger President and part-owner Sid W. McKeever. It dates to the 1920's and sold for $134.00.

Who wouldn't want a ticket like this? Below is a phantom ticket to game 7 of the 1959 World Series between the Dodgers and White Sox that has been signed by 15 players. Now, your probably wondering, what's a phantom ticket? Well, it's a ticket to a game that was never played. In 1959 the Dodgers won the world title in 6 games, 4 games to 2, so game 7 was not necessary.

Signers on this ticket include Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, Al Lopez, Ray McMillan, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Charlie Neal, Early Wynn, Luis Apricio, Johnny Podres, Clem Labine and Joe Pignatano.

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