Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,313

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on May 17, 2014 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 1 day left to consign to the 2021 June 17 Sports Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I thought that Peter Calderon was very pleasant and had a very professional attitude.
    Jerold G.,
    Dripping Springs, TX
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search