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    1960-61 Cleveland Browns Oversized Promotional Nodder (14" tall). The term "Holy Grail" is bandied about the collectibles market a bit too freely in our opinion, but when it comes to NFL nodders, there is consensus that the 1960-61 oversized promotional models are fully worthy of the distinction. Considering that the Cleveland Browns collectibles market remains strong, there's every reason to call the offered lot one of the most desirable nodders on the face of the Earth.

    A 14" promo nodder exhibiting some of the nicest condition we have ever seen from the highly significant issue, it remains restoration free and amazingly displays only a few extremely light hairline cracks in the lower portion of the head. We feel confident in labeling the doll as "NM-MT." From the vibrant, unfaded color, to the rare gold NFL shield sticker on his left foot, all the way down to the "Japan" sticker under his feet, it remains nearly flawless. According to an included letter of provenance from one of its original owners, the nodder was a gift from team legend Paul Brown to Father Richard Connelly, who was Browns' very good friend and his team chaplain for both the Browns and Bengals from 1948 to 1970. An absolute treat to see, and one that has been on most high-end collectors' want lists for years, it will surely stand out as the centerpiece in any collection of vintage nodders.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 26
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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