Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Pee Wee Reese Pee-Rookie Premium to Add to the Collection


It's been awhile since I've shared any new additions to my collection, so I figured I'd jump-start a small flurry of post with something that arrived at my doorstep just a few days ago. The featured item above is not of the Dodgers. Instead, it is a team-issued premium that includes a future legendary Dodger. Check out my 1939 Louisville Colonels team-issued photograph and sitting in the front row (just a bit right of center) is 20-year old Pee Wee Reese.

This photo is an in-stadium giveaway sponsored by Station Wave (a local radio station), Wheaties and Mobil Oil as a part of an Radio Appreciation Night event on August 17, 1939. The photograph is a bit scarce, so I jumped at the opportunity to take it home; especially since it's in one of those over-sized BGS holders.

BTW, it has been graded a BGS 2, and as you can see it has both horizontal and vertical creases right through the center. Heck, the horizontal crease goes right through Pee Wee's forehead.

As you may know, Reese's rights were obtained by the Red Sox prior to the '39 season, but he would soon be traded to the Dodgers in mid-July. By 1940, the next year, he would join the Brooklyn Dodgers and become a mainstay on the club for 16 years.

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