Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hake's Auction

As I had previously written about (here), Hake's is running an auction and it includes a couple of really great Dodger memorabilia items. Check them out below.

This is a 1963 World Series Stadium Club badge/pin produced by Western Badge & Trophy Co. This is seldom seen.

I think this is my favorite Dodger item in Hake's auction. This is a large (3.5") circa 1960's pinback featuring slugger Frank Howard. This was originally sold in stadium kiosk. This is the first time I've encountered a pin like this for Howard, but am familiar with the style. A Maury Wills, Don Drysdale and Tommy Davis are known to exist. Strangely, a similar pin showed up in MHCC's auction a few weeks ago and sold for considerable less than Hake's starting price. I think I'll wait around for a better deal.

Blog Kiosk: 10/26/2011

Pic above from Left Field Pavilion, titled 'Praying Won't Help.'
  • Did you know McCourt tried to buy the Angels?From Bloomberg:
    (McCourt) wanted to bid for the Anaheim Angels in 2003, according to a person involved with the latter transaction, who asked not to be identified because of ongoing business relationships with MLB. This person says McCourt wanted to make a nothing-down offer for the Angels, eventually purchased by billboard magnate Arte Moreno for $180 million.
    (Hat Tip: Halos Heaven)
  • Via SCD, the FBI has charged 6 dealers for fraud related to game-used uniforms and jerseys. This part of the memorabilia market is rife with problems.
  • Dodgers BK trial has been delayed, via Steve Dilbeck of LA Times.
  • Dodger Thoughts remembers Hong-Chih Kuo.
  • Dodger Divorce analyzes the two BK plans.
  • An extremely rare Ty Cobb tobacco tin is found hidden in a closet, via Sports Collectors Digest.
  • Check out this story about David Kohler's Lakers collection from SCD.
  • Here are some vintage Brooklyn Dodger newsreels. Unfortunately, no sound, but stillg reat.

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