Brooklyn Dodgers Memorabilia Collection (66) - Documents, Tickets, Scorecards, Pins, etc.

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1957

Item Year: 1950

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Diverse collection of Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia spanning the years 1923 to 1957, including World Series press pins, stadium pins, tickets, scorecards, photos, and miscellaneous items. Among the highlights are World Series press pins from 1952, 1953, and 1956, a rare full night-game ticket from 1938, and a pair of full tickets to the longest 0-0 tie game in Major League history. Pins (8 total): 1) 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin. Complete with clasp. Ex. 2) 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin with original Dieges & Clust paper backing. Pin: Nr-Mt; Paper Backing: Vg. 3) 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin. Gd, with heavy wear. 4) 1955 Ebbets Field World Series stadium pin. Diameter: 2.25 inches. Gd-Vg. 5) Classic circa 1950 PM10 portrait pin of Jackie Robinson (yellow background). This pin was part of a larger series featuring the Dodgers. Diameter: 1.75 inches. Gd-Vg, with spotting on the front. 6) Ebbets Field stadium pin. Displays a photo of Ebbets Field on the front. Diameter: 1.75 inches. Gd-Vg, with a small stain at the bottom. 7) Small Brooklyn Dodgers souvenir pin, circa 1930s. The blue-and-white pin displays the team name and a small blue pennant with a red “B” and two crossed bats. Diameter: 1.25 inches. Gd-Vg. 8) Brooklyn Dodgers metallic tab pin. The pin reads “Brooklyn Dodger Fan” and as a tab at the top that can be bent over to secure the piece to a label or shirt pocket. 1.25 x 2.25 inches. Vg. 1938 Night-Game Full Ticket. Rare lightbulb shaped full ticket (2 x 6.25 inches) issued in 1938 for the sixth night game played at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers issued this special ticket for each of the night games played at Ebbets Field in 1938. The number "6" in red at the base of the ticket denotes that this was the sixth night game of the season at Ebbets Field. This is the frist full 1938 Dodgers night-game ticket we have ever offered. The ticket is punched “VOID” in three separate areas of the ticket; otherwise it is in Excellent to Mint condition. Two full tickets to the longest 0-0 tie game in Major League history! The historic event occurred on September 11, 1946, at Ebbets Field between the Dodgers and Reds and lasted 19 innings before the game was called for darkness. The time of the game was 4 hours and 40 minutes. The Reds' Johnny Vander Meer worked the first 15 innings before being relieved by Harry Gumbert. The Dodgers used 4 pitchers, with starter Hall Gregg working 10 innings. The two full tickets (1.25 x 5.5 inches) are each in Near Mint condition. Collection of scorecards and corresponding ticket stubs to thirteen regular-season Brooklyn Dodgers games at Ebbets Field between the years 1948 and 1954 (26 total; 13 scorecards and 13 ticket stubs). All but one of the scorecards (6.5 x 9.5 inches) is a promotional scorecard issued by the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper. The lineups are all filled in by hand and each game is fully scored. All of the scorecards are toned and have notebook holes punched along the left border. In Fair to Good condition overall, with small tears, and light discoloration. The ticket stubs (most approximately 1.25 x 3.5 inches; a few smaller) are in Fair to Good condition overall, with most displaying creases and/or small tears. The group is composed of the following games: July 8, 1948 (vs Braves), July 27, 1948 (vs. Cardinals), September 20, 1948 (vs. Cubs), June 4, 1949 (vs.Pirates), September 1, 1949 (vs. Reds), June 16, 1950 (vs. Cardinals), June 25, 1950 (vs. Giants), July 9, 1950 (vs. Phillies), September 1, 1950 (vs. Giants), September 17, 1950 (vs. Cubs), September 8, 1951 (vs. Giants), September 2, 1953 (vs. Braves), August 3, 1954 (vs. Cardinals). Ticket Stubs (4): Four regular-season ticket stubs spanning the years 1923-1957, all involving the Dodgers. 1) May 27, 1923 (vs. Braves at Ebbets Field). 1.25 x 2.5 inches. Ex. 2) April 22, 1952 (vs. Braves at Ebbets Field). 1.25 x 3.5 inches. Gd, with creasing. 3) September 24, 1952 (vs. Phillies at Ebbets Field). Robin Roberts wins his 27th game of the season. 1.25 x 3.5 inches. Gd, with creasing.4) July 1, 1957 (vs. Giants at Polo Grounds). Don Drysdale’s 11th career victory. 1.25 x 3.25 inches. Vg-Ex. Ebbets Field photos (8): Eight “panoramic” photos picturing the signage along the outfield walls at Ebbets Field. Each of this “panoramas” was created by combining two or more individual photos (most 8 x 10 inches) to create a large-scale visual (the photos are taped together on the reverse). Each of the “panoramas” is dated on the reverse, with the years listed as follows: 1937 (2 attached photos), 1942 (4 attached photos), 1946 (3 attached photos), 1947 (3 attached photos), 1948 (2 attached photos), 1949 (2 attached photos), 1952 (2 attached photos), and 1953 (2 attached photos). In Excellent condition overall. Miscellaneous Items (17 total): 1-2) Two photos (8 x 10 inches; each Nr-Mt) signed in blue Sharpie (grading “10”) by both Ralph Branca and Bobby Thomson. 3) August 1952 of Le Sport Illustre (a Montreal, Canada, publication, all in French) picturing Montreal Royals manager Walter Alston on the cover (8.5 x 11 inches; Vg). 4-5) Two Brooklyn Eagle scorecards (6.5 x 9.5 inches, Gd), scored for games between the Dodgers and Pirates (undated) and Dodgers and Cardinals (8/23/49). 6-9) Four circa 1950s black-and-white Brooklyn Dodgers publicity photos (8 x 10 inches; Ex overall) picturing, respectively, Pee Wee Reese, Carl Furillo, Roger Craig, and Don Newcombe. 10) 1937 handwritten letter from Dodger scout Mel Logan. On official Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead (8.5 x 11 inches; Vg). He is writing to a friend regarding employment for an umpire he knows. 11) 1951 Bowman Gum Inc., form letter sent to members of the “Picture Card Collector’s Club” regarding the company’s 1951 baseball card issue. 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg-Ex. 12) Autographed photo of Bob Gilmore, former sports announcer for the Cincinnati Reds. 8 x 10 inches. Ex. 13) Ebbets Field illustrated postcard. 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Not mailed. Ex-Mt. 14-17) Four various baseball related letters: 10/19/40, on International League letterhead; 2/14/49, on Harry M. Stevens letterhead; 1951 (no month or day listed) on official Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead; and 4/5/55, on Brooklyn Minor League Baseball Clubs letterhead. Each measures 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg-Ex overall. Total: 66 items. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $300. Est

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