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1956 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Champions "Welcome" Banner
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,963
Large cloth banner commemorating the Brooklyn Dodgers' pennant-winning season of 1956. This banner was almost certainly displayed at a special Dodgers banquet held in honor of the club clinching the National League pennant, as we have seen very similar examples in photographs of other Dodger banquet celebrations during the 1950s. The blue banner features an illustration of Ebbets Field set against the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and is lettered "Welcome - Brooklyn Dodgers -1956 National League Champions." A crossed bat-and-ball design at the base completes the attractive design. All of the lettering is appliquéd in white paint. The top border features a white-cloth trim and a single grommet in each corner so that the banner can hang freely. The banner (36 x 34.5 inches) displays a few light fold lines and minor crazing to the painted letters. Two tack holes are evident along the top white border. In Very Good to Excellent condition. Mounted and framed to total dimensions of 41.5 x 37.5 inches. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,963
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