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Circa 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers Souvenir Pennant
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $696.00
Rare Brooklyn Dodgers felt pennant features the "Brooklyn Bum" sporting a baseball bat over his shoulder. A napkin sack, presumably containing all of his worldly possessions, is tied to the barrel. The bum appears to be based very closely on the image of the famous clown Emmett Kelly, thus almost certainly dating this pennant to exactly 1956, the year in which Emmett Kelly took the circus season off to perform as the mascot for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The phrase "Da Bums" appears above, and he is gesturing to lettering reading "Brooklyn Dodgers" to his right. The lettering and design are in white on a green felt background. This pennant must be among the scarcer varieties issued as we have never seen this particular design before. This is an exceptional 1950s Dodger pennant, designed to cheer on the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers during their glory years when the team roster included such popular players as Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Length: 28.5 inches. Ex-Mt. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $696.00
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