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    1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Team Signed Baseball. It's the great David and Goliath story in baseball. The Yankees represented the white collar crowd--bankers, lawyers and captains of industry--fittingly clad in stuffy pinstripes. The Dodgers were "the Bums," championing the downtrodden working class in this "lesser borough" of New York, and always coming up a little short in October. But after falling to the Yanks in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953, "Next Year" finally came on October 4, 1955, when Johnny Podres pitched the lovable losers to a shutout victory in Game Seven to bring the first ever World Championship to the Ebbets faithful. Offered here is the ball that no Dodger lover or Yankee hater could bear to live without, featuring twenty-five signatures from the only World Champs to populate the borough of Brooklyn. While most Boys of Summer balls are plagued by secretarial signatures, this specimen gloriously bucks the trend. Present in genuine format are Robinson, Campanella, Reese, Snider (CH), Koufax, Alston, Hodges, Podres, Newcombe, Furillo, Erskine and many more, including the key Frank Kellert, whose single season of Flatbush service assures 1955 vintage. Quality averages an impressive 7/10. ONL (Giles). Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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