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Lot # 1239 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Pair of Original Ebbets Field Seats (Repainted)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,659

Pair of original, connected seats from one of baseball's most storied ballparks: Ebbets Field. Double seats from Ebbets Field, such as this, are much scarcer than single seats and this is just the second example we have ever offered (the other also appears in this auction). Both seats are functional and have been repainted (in "Dodger blue"), including the white stenciled numbers "1" and "2," respectively, on the backrests. The unit has been mounted on a large, rectangular slat of wood which allows it to stand freely. Ebbets Field, which was built in 1913, was home to the Brooklyn Dodgers for forty-five seasons and played host to nine World Series and one All-Star Game. The final Dodgers game at Ebbets Field took place on September 24, 1957. As the game ended, longtime organist Gladys Gooding serenaded the sparse crowd of 6,702 fans with the strains of Auld Lang Syne. Three years later the stadium was unceremoniously demolished, an event that still brings tears to the eyes of those who bore witness to that final act of supreme sacrilege. The unit, constructed of metal and wood, displays an approximate 4 x 1-inch area of wood loss to the top slat on the right back rest. Aside from that, unit displays light wear, including a few areas of minor chipping to the paint. 39 x 16 x 34 inches (with the seats opened). The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,659


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