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    1963-65 Boston Red Sox Black Face Nodder. The long and noble history of the Boston Red Sox franchise is marred by one unhappy distinction. Of the sixteen original Major League clubs, the Sox were the very last to integrate, signing Pumpsie Green a full twelve years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. So while the black face nodders were anything but popular during the Jim Crow days in which they were issued, arguably none found a smaller audience than the Boston version we present here. The bobbing head doll presents marvelously, with only light surface wear and some minor toning of the white uniform apparent to the eye. The head needs to be reglued to the spring, but this could be easily accomplished without any sign of the restoration visible. A particularly scarce keepsake that serves as an artifact of both our National Pastime and a racially charged period in American history.

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    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
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