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Rare 1960-1961 San Francisco 49ers Jumbo 15"-Tall Promotional Bobblehead Doll

Lot Number 937

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In case you missed it, here is the most valuable of all nodders sold at auction in late 2019 for a record-shattering $90,000! That was the finest of three known Yankees jumbo examples—the only baseball team represented in the 15" promotional size. It was consigned by a descendant of the Japanese family that co-owned the distributor, Otagiri Mercantile Company, which evidently produced 5 or fewer jumbos for each of the 14 NFL teams. Several times we've had the pleasure of selling Colts examples for upwards of $10,000, but this is the first 49ers rarity that we've handled. Condition of the bright, bold beauty would be Near Mint except for some cracking on the left shoe's side and bottom. There are completely intact original decals of "NFL" (shoe), "Japan" (underside) and "FORTY NINERS" (chest). About twice the height of standard nodders, jumbos are even more susceptible to the general wear and tear that come from practical usage and long-term storage of these delicate 60-year-old collectibles. No such unfortunate fate here. This one is worth its weight in gold. Eureka!

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