There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid
:
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
19815

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

2008 October Signature Sports Collectibles Auction #710

Sold for: Not Sold
Auction Ended On: Oct 18, 2008
Item Activity: 0 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,432 page views
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.

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Small (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image

FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
884,957
bidder-members
$1,005,602,708
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2015 February 21 - 22 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - New York .
Learn About Consigning With Us
From the outset and my initial contact with you at Heritage I have been treated courteously. You have taken extra care in assuring me that the experience would be a positive one.
Samuel Finz,
Philomont, VA
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
VISIT HERITAGE ON THE ROAD
Map of upcoming Heritage events

Heritage Events Calendar

National Sports Collectors Convention
7/30-8/3/2014
[ view all events » ]
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 July 31 - Aug 1 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - Cleveland
2014 July 31 - Aug 1 Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction - Cleveland
REALIZED $4,600,167
SPORTS SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey