The Houston Colt Black Player is the "Holy Grail" of our bobbin head/nodder world. They are available in 2 types. Type 1, regular face and no eyebrows, and Type 2, serious face with eyebrows. Typically, the smiling Type 1 version is considered the rarer of the two types and I agree with that anology when it comes to the Houston Colt Black face.
There are now approximately 9 known examples of the Houston Colt Black Face. Six Type 2 and three Type 1.But I'm getting off track here. The Yankees are second only to the Colts when it comes to scarcity of bobbin heads. In Bobbin Head Dolls price guide, Tim Hunter states that he has NEVER seen a mint example of the New York Yankee Black Player Doll. Not sure how many were made in their entirety nor how many, if any, exist in a mint like condition, but this one does!
I'm not going to move these cheaply, as I really don't mind keeping them. They have always been my greatest passion in this hobby. There is nothing that I enjoy more and I'm not even sure why? At the very end, so long as I was good, and I always was, I was allowed to pick one bobbin head from behind the counter.
I simply adored them even then. I'd go clothing shopping everyday if my Mother wanted me to. They shall never leave me and I took great care of them. Except for writing 43 on the back of one of my Phillies, Wes Covington's number, all others are perfectly preserved.I understand many people will think that I'm extremely high, so be it. I happen to be the only game in town right now. There aren't many places that you'd be able to get one of these. The T206, 1909 Honus Wagner card, which is the "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, has 57 known examples to date.
Yes, you heard me correctly, 3.15 million dollars for a baseball card. Personally, I like the bobbin heads far better, they're simply gorgeous, but extremely fragile! I will allow reasonable and respectable offers but I won't give them away. I don't have another one of these and apparently not many people do. I have listed the Type 2 serious face Colt, and the Type 1 smiling face will be listed next week.
We have tons of high end pieces that we'll be listing in the near future and this one is certainly no exception. He is simply as nice as you're ever going to find. The DENVER SUPPLY Co was founded in 1915. From automobiles to cell phones and computers. Here's a sampling of some of those items: full range of antiques as well as antique toys, some from the 40s and still in their original boxes, Longaberger baskets, Ned Foltz redware pottery, autographs and memorabilia, baseball, football and non sports cards , bobbin heads and nodders, Titanic Memorabilia and autographs, a Coca Cola advertising sheet in a Gold Coca Cola advertising frame, a very very nice piece.
Also a black faced New York Giant bobbin head and a black faced San Francisco 49er, a Pete Rose rookie card that's as nice as you'll ever see, Muscle Cars Card set, Amish Heritage Sets and much much more. Thank you again for watching and please make the DENVER SUPPLY one of your favorite vendors so you can readily and frequently drop by.
Thank you again for your interest and your questions. Some sports, some non, but all old and absolutely fascinating. The item "BLACK FACE NEW YORK YANKEE BOBBIN HEAD NODDER. GEM MINT" is in sale since Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pinbacks, Bobbles, Lunchboxes\Bobbleheads, Nodders\Vintage (Pre-1970)". The seller is "denversupply" and is located in Denver, Pennsylvania.
This item can be shipped to United States.