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    1956 Lefty Gomez Vanity License Plate. Opposing batters found nothing funny about the Hall of Fame southpaw, who won all six of his World Series decisions during thirteen seasons in the Bronx, but in the clubhouse Lefty's constant pranks earned him the nickname "El Goofy." Here we present his vanity license plate, a rarity in 1956 when the Connecticut plate was issued. Vintage license plates have quite a following of their own, and this unique vanity style and regal heritage should bring a few of them out of the woodwork when bidding begins. The plate derives from the collection of Barry Halper, whose letter of provenance recounts the story of Gomez promising it to him upon his death, a promise which Gomez' widow ultimately kept. Letter of provenance from Barry Halper.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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