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1959 Sterling Silver Plate Awarded to Ernie Banks by Pittsburgh's "Dapper Dan Club"

Lot Number 251

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At the preeminent Dapper Dan sports banquet in February of 1960, Chicago Cubs star Ernie Banks was awarded this sterling silver plate in honor of his 1959 MVP exploits. Apparently, the Pittsburgh locals were forgiving of Banks’ seven home runs and .337 average at the Pirates’ expense alone, as they presented “Mr. Cub” with this 10-1/2”-diameter prize whose engraving reads: “DAPPER DAN CLUB OF PITTSBURGH AWARD TO ERNIE BANKS Chicago Cubs Shortstop For Outstanding Achievement In Baseball During 1959 – Presented Dapper Dan Dinner Feb. 7, 1960.

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