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  • Bobby's cap

    The cap that Bobby Thomson wore when hitting "The shot heard round the world" will be going up for auction on April 30.

    http://catalog.scpauctions.com/LotDe...-(IMPECCABLE-P

    Seems that the family of the guy who snatched it from Bobby's head originally lent it to the HOF. They have now reclaimed it and placed it on auction.

    Looks to be in pristine condition.
    Last edited by rcl986@aol.com; 04-25-2012, 09:12 PM.
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  • #2
    Wow, what a centerpiece, belongs in the hall though!

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    • #3
      Cap sold for over $173,000. I wonder what Bobby's salary totaled over his entire playing career.
      Last edited by rcl986@aol.com; 05-21-2012, 04:29 AM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by rcl986@aol.com View Post
        Cap sold for over $173,000. I wonder what Bobby's salary totaled over his entire playing career.
        I think he peaked at about $35,000 a year after 1951 for a few years, then it went downhill after he got traded to Milwaukee. He probably started out in 1947 at about $5,000 like any other rookie then, then went up the hill.

        Just a wild guess, but I'd think his salary for his 14-year major league career was a little north or south of about $300,000. It's only a guess, though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jimm View Post
          Wow, what a centerpiece, belongs in the hall though!
          Horrible right? I have pictures of this hat from the hall. They also had his cleats and his glove as well. Wonder if they are still there? Such an iconic item should be enjoyed by all.
          unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
          unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
          unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rcl986@aol.com View Post
            Cap sold for over $173,000. I wonder what Bobby's salary totaled over his entire playing career.
            Don't know, but according to the CPI Inflation Calculator, $173,000 in today's money is equivalent to $19,549.30 in 1951 dollars.
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            Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
            Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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            • #7
              The ball was never in the Hall of course, because it was never brought forward. Brian Biegel's documentary and excellent book, both titled "Miracle Ball" has solved the mystery of the most sought after piece of sports memorabilia of all time.

              Velocity Channel, see threads in this forum with dates - NOT my thread stating March, Velocity changed it to Sept/October 2012. It's on right now, as I type this...
              "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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              • #8
                Didnt the cap belong to the Giants? Taking from player is stealing it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cruiser50 View Post
                  Didnt the cap belong to the Giants? Taking from player is stealing it.
                  No.
                  Yes.

                  I don't recall reading about players returning caps back to their club, even in the frugal 50's. So I'm saying no to the club "owning" it.

                  Taking players caps was quite common at the time - as was fans on the field of play after big games or in the case of the Polo Grounds - EVERY game to simply exit I swiped a cap myself at a AAA Championship game in the late 80's. Taking it back the next year to get an autograph, he flipped it over to sign the underside of the bill, saw his number written there... Gave me a look at first of "you're the one!" Then signed it grinning.

                  There is a video out there of the Cardinals winning a pennant and the UMPIRE swiped a cap. The player turned around and caught him, as it was almost immediately after the infielders gathered together to elebrate and no way anfan coukd have got out there that fast. Might have been 1964? No later than that I don't think... But it was in color and obviously in Sportsmans Park.
                  "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                  • #10
                    The umpire stealing a cap came after game 7 of the 1967 Series. The ump just ran right up to the Cardinal players celebrating around the mound, swiped Cards SS Dal Maxvil's hat, then ran off. Maxvill looked at him and smiled. Video is on YouTube, but I am on my phone at the moment... Embedding vids with my phone is about as easy as explaining obamacare to kindergarteners.
                    Last edited by StanTheMan; 10-21-2012, 09:08 AM.
                    "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                    • #11
                      Have I ever told you how clever this is, Stan?
                      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."
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                      • #12
                        Guess I should be happy that I saw it once? (actually twice, but you get the idea)
                        unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
                        unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
                        unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rcl986@aol.com View Post
                          The cap that Bobby Thomson wore when hitting "The shot heard round the world" will be going up for auction on April 30.

                          http://catalog.scpauctions.com/LotDe...-(IMPECCABLE-P
                          Gee, watching carefully the pics, I learned that Bobby Thomson wore 6 7/8 sized caps.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ralph Zig Tyko View Post
                            Have I ever told you how clever this is, Stan?
                            "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."
                            I dont think so, but I get comments/questions about it frequently, and Thank You. Gonna have to change my sig back soon.
                            "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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