Dem Bums take center stage in Memory Lane auction

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

A long-time collector of the Brooklyn Dodgers has decided to part ways with his 30-year stash of Dodger Blue treasures and Memory Lane Inc. will be the place for fans to look in its 2011 Summer Classics Auction which starts on Saturday and runs until Aug. 30.

The Tustin, Calif.-based auction house will have several items from the auction on display at the National Sports Collectors Convention next week. Among the highlights from the collection of Steve Ross are chairs from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, items from Babe Ruth‘s brief turn as a Dodgers coach — including a team-signed ball in 1938 — and high-grade PSA-slabbed specimens of several key cards.

Also up for sale will be a 1916 Brooklyn Robins team photo, a squad that includes Casey Stengel.

Among the card highlights are a 1952 Topps PSA 8 Jackie Robinson as well as a PSA 8 1949 Bowman along with a PSA 8 1941 Play Ball Pee Wee Reese and a 1952 Topps Roy Campanella, also a PSA 8.

For more information, or to view more lots, click on the links above.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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