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Lot 637

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Lot Number: 637

Description: 1954 Gil Hodges New York Press Photographers Sports Award. Wooden placard bearing affixed cast bronze relief of a man with camera capturing the scene as a comet screams toward earth. Lettered within lower portion is "Sports Award, 1954 Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Press Photographers Assn." Plaque, with crossed bats and ball accent at top, measures 9"x13.75" overall. Hodges enjoyed one of his greatest seasons in 1954 hitting a career high .304 with (42) home runs and appeared in his sixth of what would be eight All-Star Games. A mainstay on the Dodgers roster through their most memorable seasons he is fondly remembered as one of "the boys of summer." Little to no mentionable wear and includes signed letter of provenance from Joan Hodges: EX/MT-NM

Estimated Price Range: ($750-$1,250)

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