Lot 158: Sgd. by Brooklyn Dodgers: THE ARTFUL DODGERS.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Baseball/Brooklyn Dodgers] Edited by Tom Meany, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, (1963). THE ARTFUL DODGERS. Signed 46 times by members of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team: 44 separate signers, 2 double signed, with at least 27 Dodger signatures. ++ Pee Wee Reese (top of front pastedown). ++ Sandy Koufax. ++ Joe Black. ++ Sandy Amoros. (Hall of Fame left fielder. Threw left handed. Born in Havana, Cuba, 1930.) ++ Maury [Maurice Morning] Wills. (Stole bases hundreds of times, helping to re-popularize base stealing. Played for the Dodgers 1959-66, 1969-72.) ++ Rex Barney. (Pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1943, 1946-50. Sportscaster in 1958.) ++ Johnny Podres. ++ Duke [Edwin] Snider. (Baseball Hall of Fame. National League All Star 8 times. Dodgers, 1947-1962. Top of ffep.) ++ Cal Abrams. ++ Ralph Branca.++ Billy Herman. (2nd base. Signed twice: ffep and initial blank leaf.) ++ Roger Craig. (Dodgers first pitcher in 1959 World Series. Manager of 2 teams and a player or coach on several during his baseball career.) ++ Carl Furillo. (Right field. Bottom of ffep.) ++ Carl Erskine. (Signed twice: left edge of ffep and 2nd to last signature on initial blank leaf.) ++ Mickey Owen. (Top of initial blank leaf.) ++ Eddie Stanky. ++ Billy Loes. (Last signature on initial blank.) ++ Tommy Holmes. (Top of half title.) ++ George Shotgun Shuba. ++ Andy Pafko. ++ Al Gionfrido. ++ Dixie Walker. ++ Dixie Howell. ++ Rube Walker. ++Ed Erskine, presumably a relative of Carl Erskine, who signed the fep and initial blank leaf. See above. ++ Bobby Morgan. (Brooklyn Dodgers 1950, 1952-53, on full title). ++ Buddy Hassett. (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1936-38.) ++ Howie Schultz. (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1943-47, lower margin of full title.) ++ Frenchy Bordagaray. (Upper margin of Acknowledgements page.) ++ Signatures are with felt tip pens or markers. ++ 8vo. Illustrated boards. Spine ends and corners chipped. First leaves loose (as expected given the location of the signatures). Marginal chip to 3rd printed leaf. Dj foxed, price clipped, short tears and tiny chips to djs edges, partly tape repaired on right half of lower edge of front dj panel. 0.6 Lb.