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Baltimore/Washington Bullets "Tiny BB" 1966-1987 Game-Used Collection With Carrying Case, Stand and Toy Cannon

Lot Number 548

Quantity: Bid Starts: 07/28/2014 12:00:00 
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Description

In the not-too-distant past, when sports mascots and nicknames were regarded as competitive and not “politically incorrect,” the Baltimore/Washington Bullets franchise showcased firepower linked to nothing more than their exploits on the hardwood. Along for the ride was a 20-inch dachshund named “Tiny BB,” a beloved mascot who was listed in the media guide as having attended “DePaw.” While the Bullets are no more, Tiny BB and his club are fondly remembered in this lot of “game used” artifacts that facilitated the peak of showmanship. Includes: Toy Cannon: a metal and plastic “weapon” on wheels, used to shoot balls onto the court (and prompt a chase by Tiny BB); Stand a wooden pedestal affixed to a 24” shoe; Carrying Case: a leather accessory with team and mascot names sewn to the sides. More on our website.

Toy Cannon: measuring 55-1/4”-long, a metallic and plastic item has two wheels (with glittering stars on the spokes) to facilitate travel. The cannon portion has a Washington Bullets logo decal, as well as “MASCOT” and “TINY BB” lining the barrel in white decals.

Stand: situated on a 24” porcelain high-top sneaker with “Bata Super Bullets” logos on the sides, a 20 x 10-1/4” wooden pedestal has 4-1/2”-high walls with “bullets” affixed to one side and “Tiny BB” displayed on the opposite side. Of note is the story that this shoe is the origin of the "Bullets" team name.

Carrying Case: a 19”-long red leather zippered case with “Tiny BB” and an “NBA” basketball design sewn to one side and “bullets” sewn to the opposite side with “MASCOT” adhered in blue letters. The interior is home to a zippered pouch and the dog’s vaccination tags!

Also included is a stuffed replica of “Tiny BB”; a 14-1/2”-tall plastic fire hydrant (with electric lights on the sides/points); a fur-lined cape worn by “ALEX” (Tiny BB’s predecessor); and (7) leather or satin capes worn by Tiny BB (as well as 3 cap accessories and a pair of sunglasses).

 
 
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