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Old 07-16-2007, 05:13 PM
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Posted By: Keith

Do any of you guys out there collect vintage sports figurines?
I collect (in addition to many other things) football nodders, kail statues, and hartlands with a focus on Philadelphia Eagles items.
Are there any prewar sports figurines to speak of?

Here are some photos of my stuff.







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Old 07-16-2007, 10:10 PM
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Posted By: Max Weder

This is the only one I have, but I'll never admit it in public

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Old 07-17-2007, 10:15 AM
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Posted By: Rhys

I know some people collect the Rittgers Statues from the 1940's for display. You can pick them up pretty cheap when they pop up on ebay every now and then and they make for a cool display.

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Old 07-17-2007, 12:16 PM
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Posted By: Mike

I've got the Rittgers set. I also have most of the early 60's hall of fame busts. many still in the original boxes. I also have the bigger Jimmie Foxx ceramic, not the small cheap piece of junk, but the real one. I also a statue of Mathewson and Joe Jackson. And the autographed #7 of mantle. i think they made like 355 of them or something like that. Also have some of the cheaper ceramics of Ruth and gehrig. The 7 inchers. I have more, but can't recall which ones.

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Old 07-17-2007, 05:41 PM
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Posted By: Dan Bretta

Nice stuff Rob. Did you get all that dinnerware just recently or was it only the creamer that you posted about the other day?

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Old 07-17-2007, 05:46 PM
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Posted By: Rob Dewolf

Thanks, Dan.

I picked up my first piece of that about seven years ago. The airbrushed-looking pieces on the right are tougher to come across than the ones on the left, which were used at the Stadium Club at Cleveland Stadium. I'm pretty sure that the only piece I'm missing of the dark-red pieces is a saucer to go with the coffee mug. But that's only a guess, since there's no checklist or anything like that.

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Old 07-17-2007, 06:04 PM
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Posted By: Dan Bretta

Rob, on the lefthand side of your shelf are those Mazzolini (Sp?) figurines? And is that unpainted one a prototype? You have a very impressive collection.

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Old 07-17-2007, 06:20 PM
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Posted By: Rob Dewolf

Thanks again, Dan.

Yes, they're all Manzolini (I'm not sure if this is spelled correctly and am too lazy to look it up) figures. The middle two are vintage, albeit with bases of different thicknesses.

The left one simply is unpainted, and I have my doubts it's vintage. There was a run of these produced in the eighties by a gentleman who had similar molds to that of the original. He didn't produce them with the intent to deceive, but unfortuantely I see them being passed off as originals. The painting is the tell-tale sign, as newer ones have a flat finish compared with the originals.

The one on the far right is one of the newer ones that, along with several others, originally was manufactured by the man mentioned above for a native American Indian group that was putting on a presentation to Cleveland Indians management, trying to persuade the club to do away with Chief Wahoo. They ordered a couple figurines painted black, a couple with Asian features, etc. The point being that the club would never use those types of Chief Wahoos because they would be deemed offensive, so why use Chief Wahoo? The man produced a few more than needed and eventually sold them.

I got this one from a good friend who's a very respected Cleveland Indians collector around these parts and bought the extras, so I have every reason to believe the story. In fact, my friend is the person who sold you your most recent Lincoln pin.

Small world, huh?

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Old 07-17-2007, 07:08 PM
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Posted By: Dan Bretta

Bud Carter? Super nice guy...he even refunded me some of my shipping. You don't see that on ebay very often.

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Old 07-17-2007, 07:19 PM
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Posted By: Rob Dewolf

I know I'll never meet a nicer or more honest person than Bud. He helped me immensely in putting together a complete collection of Indians pencil clips, and his advice and knowledge over the years has been invaluable. Just a great guy. Refunding part of your postage cost on an eBay transaction is just a glimpse of what kind of character he has.

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:35 PM
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Posted By: DMcD

Because I grew up watching Mantle and the Boys, I couldn't resist buying this set of figurines of the '61 Yanks. Some of the likenesses are incredible. Left to right are Richardson, Kubek, Maris, Mantle, Howard, Berra, Skowron (Yay!), Boyer, Ford and Mgr. Houk. Wished they had done the previous year if just to have ol' Casey. Have a Berra Hartland in addition to the Mantle and Mays jobs. Otherwise, I am more of a card collector although I do have a nifty collection of WW2 era hula dolly figurines (whose naughty bits have been edited in order to placate He Who Must Be Obeyed).

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Old 07-18-2007, 04:15 PM
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Posted By: Joseph

Rob DeW,

I am clearly not worthy of my logo pic.

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Old 07-18-2007, 06:01 PM
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Posted By: Rob Dewolf

I'm just glad my house has never been picketed by anti-Wahoo groups. If they knew of all the Chief stuff inside ...

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:52 PM
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Posted By: Dan

I enjoy collecting figures and other memorabilia. I very rarely post and have never posted a picture so I am not sure if this will work but here are a few items that are in my collection.









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Old 07-18-2007, 09:58 PM
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Posted By: Clint

Wow guys, I love the displays. They are really first rate. Dan, welcome to the forum. Looking forward to your future posts.

Clint

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Posted By: Dan Bretta

Dan, great displays there. I love those display cases. Looks like you're hoarding all the Nellie Fox Hartlands.

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Old 07-19-2007, 05:21 AM
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Posted By: Keith

Beautiful display and collection Dan. I want to move my collection into a similar display after I have the other half of my basement finished and have room for it. I see your collection has a focus on Minnesota items. Do you have any Eagles harltands or nodders that you be interested in trading? I have some Vikings nodders that I could part with.

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Old 07-19-2007, 08:14 AM
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Posted By: Dan

Thanks to everyone for the compliments. I am just excited to be able to show off some of my collection to people who appreciate it. My wife and most of my friends could care less about sports memorabilia so it is nice to be able to show some of it off to people who know what it is.

Keith, I am pretty sure I don't have any Eagles Hartlands. I am looking for the following if anyone has them - Real Face Vikings Nodder or the Type 4 Toes Up Vikings nodder? I also would like to get the Vikings KAIL small down lineman.

I really enjoy seeing the different displays.

Dan

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Old 07-19-2007, 12:29 PM
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Posted By: Keith

Hello Dan,

I do have a Vikings toes up nodder but not sure which type. I'll check it when I get home tonight. The only other Vikings nodder I have is the basic merger series gold base

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Posted By: Tom Boblitt

piece made for 100th anniversary of the first Louisville Slugger in 1984........tough piece to come by.......







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Old 07-19-2007, 07:33 PM
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Posted By: Mike H

I went through a nodder phase years ago and am glad I did. They are great fun to collect and have a real charm to them. They are at the top of the two shelves with a few other figures on the lower shelves.

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Marked 1913 Louis V. Aronson (ie Ronson) 1913, allegedly modeled after
Honus Wagner...

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Posted By: Dan Bretta

I no longer have this one (sold it last year) - but I found this at a garage sale for a quarter a couple of years ago. Made by Plasto - I have also seen an umpire in the same series.

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