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    1961-62 New York Yankees Oversized Promotional Nodder (14")--Finest of Three Known! Ask the hobby's foremost nodders expert, John Brey of "The Nodder Exchange," and he'll tell you that this is "the most desirable nodder in the hobby, bar none." It's a truth that endures regardless of your personal team affiliation, and it's likely due to the fact that the Bronx Bombers claimed the World Championship during both potential years of production that the uniform was chosen. While five or fewer promotional nodders exist for each of the NFL teams of the era, only the Yankees model is believed to have been produced to represent our National Pastime. And today, just three of those are known to survive.

    This specimen is far and away the finest of that Kennedy-era triumvirate, a spectacularly well-preserved specimen virtually indistinguishable from new but for the typically age-toning of the white uniform and a few nearly invisible spots of handling/storage wear. We note that the head has been reattached to the spring inside, but this common fix for early 1960's nodders is invisible upon display. We engage in no hyperbole when we state that this is as perfect an oversized nodder that does or could exist.

    The ultra-rare relic was manufactured in Japan and enters the collecting hobby in this auction, consigned by the grandson of a Japanese national and co-owner of the Otagiri Mercantile Company that distributed it. Arguably the single most desirable nodder on Earth, period.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    17th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 33
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