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    Early 1950's Roy Campanella Game Used Catcher's Mitt. The sturdy foundation of the great 1950's Brooklyn Dodgers dynasty delivered still more heartbreak to the borough after the last ever game at Ebbets, paralyzed in a terrible automobile accident just months before the team's Los Angeles debut. But few players in Major League history have compiled as remarkable a trophy case in a long career that Campy earned in just a decade, with one World Championship ring, five National League pennants, and three National League MVP Awards to his credit.

    A notarized 1992 letter of provenance dating to the glove's first auction appearance is written by the grandson of New York Daily Mirror sports photographer Harry Hirsch, who acquired the glove directly from the Hall of Fame catcher. Further paperwork comes from renowned glove expert Joe Phillips, who reports that the signature model Wilson A2430 is correct in every regard for Campy, and that it exhibits heavy oiling and use. These factors suggest multiple seasons of wear, and thus the near certainty that at least one of Campanella's three MVP seasons and three World Series appearances between 1951 and 1955 factor into the glove's history. A marvelous relic from the man who was arguably the most essential "Bum" of them all. Letter of provenance from grandson of original recipient. LOA from Joe Phillips.


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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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