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Lot 432: Huge Framed 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers Team Photo that Hung In Ebbets Field
One of the most important photographs of the Brooklyn Dodgers to ever be seen if not one of the most incredible Dodger pieces of all. If you've ever wished you could have known what it was like to play at Ebbets Field, this incredible 40 x 74" crystal clear image of the one and only 1955 World Champions of Flatbush Avenue bandbox will make you think you're there on that hallowed ground watching the flashbulb go off. You may even have to keep from giving a thumbs-up to Pee Wee or Jackie or the Duke, though they're so life-like in the photo you may swear one winked his eye at you. Given the massive dimensions and the crystal clarity of the image, you've never seen the faces of those very special "Bums" this detailed or revealing of their personalities. So gaze at them all you like. Robinson is at the far right in the top row right next to WS hero Johnny Podres, with Snider 4th from the right. Reese is 4th from the right in the bottom row, with Smokey Alston occupies the middle seat. A young Sandy Koufax is third from the left in the center row. Other easily pinpointed faces include Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Junior Gilliam, Joe Black, Carl Furillo, Roger Craig, Carl Erskine, Clem Labine, and Don Newcombe -- though an implausibly young Don Zimmer, second from the left in the 1st row, may elicit a double-take. The beautiful image is nearly pristine, with not a flaw in sight, and is mounted in its original and impressive wood frame that once hung in Ebbets. Originally obtained in Long Island from a woman who got it way back THEN.
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