Friday, July 30, 2010

Auction Recollections: The Original Sym-Phony Bass Drum

When I wrote yesterdays post about a drawing of the lovable Brooklyn Dodger Sym-Phony Band I immediately remembered an old Leland Auction from 2005. Here is an original bass drum used by those raucous fans before they were officially dubbed the Sym-Phony Band by Red Barber. It featured a painted drum head with the name of one of the original founders of the group, Shorty Laurice, on it. If memory serves correct, this drum was purchase by LA area collector Gary Cypres and was displayed at his Sports Museum of Los Angeles when I visited it.
(auction link: Lelands)