1949 Pee Wee Reese This is Your Life Radio Show Presentation Watch

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1794

Item Year: 1949

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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This Is Your Life, hosted by Ralph Edwards, was a popular radio show that ran on the NBC network from 1948 to 1952 before making the transition to television, where it enjoyed an equally successful ten-year run (1952-1961). Each week the show would surprise a celebrity guest star and recount the important events in the respective guest's life, often flying in old friends and family members to take part in the broadcast. On September 21, 1949, the radio show chronicled the life of Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese. Offered here is 10K gold-filled Bulova wristwatch presented to Reese by Ralph Edwards to commemorate his appearance on the show. The engraving on the reverse reads "To/Pee Wee Reese/From/Ralph Edwards/'This is our Life'/9-21-49." Additional engravings include "10K Gold Filled Bulova" and a production number. The watch, which features a black leather "Hadley Roma" wristband, is not in working order, and displays light-to-moderate wear. In Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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