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    1955 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship Banner. Absolutely magical artifact from the most glorious October in Flatbush history was posted on the exterior wall of the Ebbets Field ballpark as the Bums finally got the better of the Yanks. Even the most casual collectors of baseball memorabilia understand that any piece relating directly to the Bums' season of 1955 carries tremendous value and allure, but few pieces could compare, both in terms of visual appeal and historical significance, to this remarkable canvas banner that bore witness to the miracle. Measuring a regal 35x36" in size, the banner exhibits only the slightest hints of age or toning to mark its days of service under the Brooklyn sun, or its years of storage since the borough's happiest day. Booming text screenprinted in red and blue announces, "Welcome Brooklyn Dodgers, 1955 National League Champions." Fantastic imagery of the Ebbets Field rotunda and the Brooklyn Bridge adds further visual power. Metal grommets at the corners allowed for ease of presentation. Amazingly, we have been able to locate a photograph of fans celebrating the Dodgers' Yankee Stadium Game Seven victory back home in Brooklyn, while a banner identical to this one (perhaps this one exactly!) hangs on the wall of Ebbets above them. Such a look of joy on the faces of the Brooklyn faithful. We can only hope that the winning bidder of this monumentally historic piece will feel a similar sense of jubilation upon ownership, as well he should.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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