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(3) Sports Legends Personal Trophies with Feller, Ditka & Brookshier

Lot Number 1169

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Bring home some well-deserved hardware, with this group of (3) trophies that belonged to sports legends. These vintage awards were bestowed to deserving figures, in two cases for prowess on the playing field, and in the other for being a good human being.

Featured are:

Bob Feller 1969 Sportmen's World Award for Baseball stands 20" tall, including the hefty marble base. A lustrous 16" gold-tone athlete statue proudly holds up a victory wreath, while perched atop a 6" diameter base, that is ringed by an engraved title plate. Given the nature of the gleaming statue's surface, close examination is required to detect the scattered spots of wear, and overall this piece presents handsomely. A sticker affixed to the top of the base reads "Personal Property of Bob & Anne Feller."

Mike Ditka 1987 Father of the Year award presented by the Chicago Father's Day Committee, as noted on the engraved title plate on the front of the wood base. 8-1/2" Tall father and son figures top the 3-1/2" pyramid base, bringing the total height to 12". Light to moderate wear is evident, but as with the piece listed above, this piece presents handsomely. 

Tom Brookshier 1980 Pop Warner Hall of Fame Induction trophy is styled with a 9-1/2" runner giving the straight arm, atop a 4" wood base with a 7" diameter, that is finished in black. The statue shows minimal wear, however the black finish is worn off on the lower ring of the base. An engraved plate on the front of the base notes "Brookie's" Philadelphia Eagles career playing dates, along with the date of this honor, "Inducted May 5, 1980". 

Also present are (3) Bob Feller personal letters with: 1939 letter addressed to Feller from Cleveland Indians Vice President C.C. Slapnicka on Indians team letterhead, concerning Feller's endorsement contract with the Lannom Company, along with copies of letters to Wilson Sporting Goods executive W.L. Robb, and Al Schact, regarding potential endorsements; and (2) letters to Feller's first wife Virginia with original postmarked envelopes, with one dated June 1946 on stationery from the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in Philadelphia, and the other dated July 1947 from the Statler Hotel in Washington. 


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