Original Ebbets Field Stadium Seat

Sold For: $3,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1975

Item Year: 1958

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Original stadium seat from Ebbets Field, longtime home to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodger-blue seat features a faded white-stencil number "12" on the back rest. When originally obtained, this seat had a coat of light-blue paint that was painstakingly removed by hand by an antique finisher. The result of that effort is that the seat now displays its original paint and stenciled number. As such, it remains an outstanding all-original seat from one of baseball's most revered ballparks. Ebbets Field, which was built in 1913, was home to the Brooklyn Dodgers for forty-five seasons and played host to nine World Series and one All-Star Game. The final Dodgers game at Ebbets Field took place on September 24, 1957. As the game ended, longtime organist Gladys Gooding serenaded the sparse crowd of 6,702 fans with the strains of Auld Lang Syne . Three years later the stadium was unceremoniously demolished, an event that still brings tears to the eyes of those who bore witness to that final act of supreme sacrilege. The unit is freestanding, but has had two wooden slats attached to the base of the legs for added stability (the wooden slats can be easily removed if so desired). The seat displays wear commensurate with its age and former use, including loss of paint and minor oxidation to the exposed metal elements. 21 x 16 x 32 inches (with the seat extended). The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice . Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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