Thursday, January 05, 2017

Dodgers Memorabilia at SCP Auctions

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.

Blog Kiosk: 1/5/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


What a fantastic slide by Dodger second baseman and leadoff man Jim Gilliam.  As you can see in the above International News press photo dated September 16, 1954, Gilliam darted beneath a high throw to Reds catcher Andy Seminick to score a run.  (eBay Auction Link)

This game started out great.  The Dodgers were 4.5 games behind the Giants with just nine games left to play before the World Series.  So, the Dodgers needed to hustle if they wanted to find themselves playing in the Fall Classic.  Unfortunately, like this game, the Dodgers would fall far too short of that goal.  Gilliam's score in the first inning would give the team an early lead, but the Reds persevered to win the game, 9-3. 

Below are more links to check out: