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Lot # 899: 1961 Sports History Maker of the Century Award Presented to Don Larsen

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

Plaque presented to Don Larsen in honor of his being named "Sports History Maker of the Century" in 1961. The plaque features an original artwork by noted Boston sports cartoonist Bob Coyne, who has signed the piece in the lower right corner. The top portion of the laminated artwork is dedicated to Don Larsen and his feat of throwing a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, while the bottom portion features Bobby Thomson and his "Shot Heard Round the World" in the 1951 World Series. The engraved plate mounted at the base of the plaque reads "Eighth Annual Award Dinner/Boston Sports Lodge, B'nai B'rith/To/Don Larsen/Sports History Maker of the Century/Sheraton Plaza Hotel/Jan. 23, 1961." The wooden plaque (17x24x1") displays moderate wear, including several abrasions, nicks, and scratches. The engraved plate displays a heavy scratch/abrasion. In Good to Very Good condition overall.

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