1954 Bobo Newsom Knot Hole Lot with Unheard of Bread Label 
Lot Number 246
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Bobo Newsom’s Knot-Hole Gang club and Orioles pre-game show, which lasted just through the Birds’ inaugural campaign, was modeled after Happy Felton’s Brooklyn Dodgers show from years before. The offered collection contains six pieces from Ol’ Bobo’s 1954 brainchild, highlighted by the Holy Grail of Orioles labels, a Blue Ribbon bread label clearly depicting the colorful personality. Despite a well-hidden 1/2-inch laceration on the upper right quadrant, the label has no missing pieces, incredibly smooth edges and very attractive corners. The first specimen of its kind to be offered, this relic will make the dedicated bread label collector salivate. Accompanying the improbable label are five other 1954 Knot-Hole relics: a 4x5 Esskay schedule/card-ad; scored count-tracker dated to April 15, 1954; upper-grade Talk to the Stars reply card; 2-inch Boost the Birds button and an official Knot-Hole ball cap (back tear but extremely bold, legible text). Atop the list of Orioles rarities, this magnificent label parlayed with the other relics constitutes a lot that will likely never surface again.  
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