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1949 Brooklyn Dodgers Team-Autographed Program (w/34 Sigs Inc. Jackie Robinson, Campanella, Sisler, Hodges)

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1949 Brooklyn Dodgers Team-Autographed Program (w/34 Sigs Inc. Jackie Robinson, Campanella, Sisler, Hodges)

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On the evening immediately preceding their 1949 season opener, nearly all the Dodgers convened at Brooklyn’s Hotel St. George for a grand banquet. This coat-and-tie gala was sponsored by the Dodger Knot Hole Club. Hundreds of guests were on hand – all with specific seating arrangements – and we imagine that a good time was had by all. One of those guests, now anonymous but an industrious sort, solicited and received 34 autographs from the Ebbets celebrities in attendance. The surface provided for those signatures was a single panel of the seating legend. (This medium, in somewhat reduced condition, is actually quarter-folded to 7-1/2″ x 10″, and thereon project all these signings.)

A few of the autographs were placed in ink, but most of them were written with a soft-lead pencil. All of them (but one, as noted) are immediately legible, deviating very little from “8-9” in quality. As compared to the Brooklyn Dodger roster that went on to win the pennant that year, there are a few players who don’t appear in this assembly. However, all of that team’s superstars who were later enshrined are included here. As well, there are some unusually marginal players who signed – their autographs as Dodgers nearly extinct. Of particular note here are two highly welcomed signatures – Chuck Connors who was shortly deployed to the minor leagues, and Hall of Famer George Sisler who presently served the Dodgers in a scouting capacity.

In full detail (and in alphabetical order), there are included here – Cal Abrams, Jack Banta, Rex Barney, Ralph Branca, trong>Roy Campanella (“trong>8-9” and unusually large), Eddie Chandler, trong>Chuck Connors (“trong>10”, placed in ink), Carl Erskine, Joe Hatten, Phil Haugstad, Buddy Hicks (who never made an official appearance with the Dodgers), trong>Gil Hodges (“trong>9”), Spider Jorgensen (the only weak signature), Morrie Martin, Pat McGlothin, Mike McCormick, Eddie Miksis, Paul Minner, Sam Narron (aspiring to gain employment as a coach), Jake Pitler, Bob Ramazzotti, Willie Ramsdell, trong>Pee Wee Reese, trong>Jackie Robinson (“trong>9”), Elmer Sexauer, Burt Shotton, George Shuba, trong>George Sisler (“trong>9”), trong>Duke Snider, Milt Stock, Clyde Sukeforth, Harry Taylor, John Van Cuyk and Dick Whitman.

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1949,Celebrity,Pennant,Program,Signed  Bob Ramazzotti,Burt Shotton,Carl Erskine,Chuck Connors,Clyde Sukeforth,Dick Whitman,Eddie Chandler,Eddie Miksis,Elmer Sexauer,George Shuba,George Sisler,Harry Taylor,Jack Banta,Jackie Robinson,Jake Pitler,Joe Hatten,John Van,Mike McCormick,Pat McGlothin,

Auction End: 04-Mar-07  Post Views: 6177

Price; $0.00 – $941.00




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