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1955 National League Championship Certificate Presented to Brooklyn Dodgers by Warren Giles....

2008 October Signature Sports Collectibles Auction #710

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Auction Ended On: Oct 18, 2008
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
1st Floor Auction Room
Dallas, TX 75219
Description:
1955 National League Championship Certificate Presented to Brooklyn Dodgers by Warren Giles. For the legions of collectors still yearning for a return to Flatbush a full half century after the Bums' tragic westward departure, we present one of the most exciting and significant pieces from the Brooklyn years to reach the auction block in recent memory. This simple and elegant certificate was presented to the eventual World Champs by the National League, honoring the Boys of Summer for claiming yet another Senior Circuit flag. Along with a chart listing the final NL standings, the text reads:

"Championship Award, 1955 Greetings, Official National League records establish the following record of games won and lost by National League Clubs during the Championship Season of 1955. By virtue of having the highest percentage of games won, the Brooklyn National League Baseball Club, 'Brooklyn Dodgers,' is hereby declared 1955 Champion of The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs and is entitled to fly the National League pennant at its park symbolizing said Championship until the close of the 1956 season. Signed Warren Giles, President and Secretary."

Arguably the most significant Brooklyn Dodgers team award ever to surface in the hobby, the presented artifact remains in splendid condition, with minor wear to the wood plaque upon which the artfully rendered page is mounted. Full dimensions are 11x14". For the true Bums collector, however, the appeal is simply immeasurable. Guide Value or Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.

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