Friday, March 03, 2017

A Vintage Jackie Robinson Bust

This is fantastic.  And to a Jackie Robinson collector it is unusual.

Featured above and below is a Jackie Robinson bust currently for sale at Inside the Park Collectibles (Auction Link).  Likely from the 1940's, it exactly resembles a well known memorabilia piece commonly known to Robinson collectors as the Petitto Studios Jackie Robinson candy container.  You can see a pic of that on the right.

Spitting image, eh?

The bust stands about 5 1/2" tall (roughly twice the size of the candy container without the clear plastic) and also includes a Petitto Studios makers mark on the reverse.  So, they both come from the same place, and it makes me wonder if the bust was a model for the ensuing candy box.  I say this because the candy container is quite plentiful (as vintage memorabilia goes); whereas, this bust is something I have never seen before.  According to the auction house this is a first for them too.

I have no idea what something would be worth, but I am sure it'll find it's way into someone's collection.  It's just too unique to be ignored.

UPDATE:  I see now that this exact bust recently sold on eBay (link here) at $158.05.  So the buyer is trying to flip it.   One thing that auction notes is that the bust is made of plaster.

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2017 Topps Heritage Baseball - Real One Auto's, Disc and Relics

Here are more Dodger inserts cards.  Featured below are the Real One Autographs, 1968 Discs and Clubhouse collection relics.  Go here to see my past post on this set.

Real One Autographs

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Blog Kiosk: 3/3/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Spring Odds and Ends

Clayton Kershaw was spotless in two innings of work yesterday.  It was his second start of spring.  Per Ken Gurnick at
"Kersh had everything working," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "Two clean innings and it was good to see. It was a good day, overall."
In other Dodger news, Sergio Romo was stifling in his first inning as a Dodger yesterday.  He struck out the side.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017Go here to check out more pics by Jon from yesterday.  Below are more links to check out: