Monday, September 26, 2011

A Furillo Bread Label

Here is a great and very scarce 1952 Tip Top Bread Label of Brooklyn Dodger Carl Furillo. These are very hard to come by and highly desirable to vintage Dodger collectors- even in this condition. In fact, it's virtually impossible to find in mint condition. Heck, I don't think I'd trust a mint version to be real. Why's that, you ask?

Well, these labels were affixed to the ends of a loaf broad that would typically be wrapped in some sort of paper or cellophane. So, they would constantly be peeled off and put back on over the lifetime of the loaf. As a result, surviving examples are creased and well worn. Sure, I can see a kid begging mom to give him the prized label right away, but considering the flimsy paper it was printed on it too would likely be damaged.

Right now the auction sits at under $20.00, but I suspect it will be in the 3 figure territory before it closes.

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