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Lot # 925 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1960-61 Color Base Bobbing Head Dolls Near Set (12)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,610.00

The 1960-61 Color Base bobbing-head dolls are very first of the Japan-issued bobbing-head doll series. This is a very scarce series of great historical significance to the world of bobbing heads. Because they are less impressive than later editions, the Color Base series has historically received surprisingly modest attention from collectors, despite their rarity and importance. This collection of 12 different dolls is missing only the Senators and possibly the Indians for completion of all the Major League teams in the set. (The collecting world is still not in unanimous agreement regarding whether the Indians is truly a part of this series.) This collection is comprised of: L.A. Angels block-letter hat decal (Nr/Mt), L.A. Angels "Old English" script hat (Nr/Mt), Cubs (Mint), Yankees (Nr/Mt), Mets (Nr/Mt), Twins (Gem Mint), Dodgers, wood base (Nr/Mt), Orioles (Ex to Nr/Mt), Pirates (Nr/Mt), Red Sox (Gem Mint), Reds (Mint), Giants (Nr/Mt+). Also accompanying the collection are an additional three rare 1960 rubber bobbing-head dolls that were apparently prototypes for the 1960-61 Color Base dolls (Braves, Giants, Dodgers, all Ex). This is a tremendous collection of the very earliest baseball bobbing-head dolls. Total 15 dolls. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,610.00


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