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Still Reeling From The Shot Heard Round the World

Larry Jansen became stuff of legend when he helped the Giants defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers as the winning pitcher during that epic 3 October 1951 pennant run National League championship game — that became famous for the “Shot Heard Round the World” moment that sent the Giants into the World Series.

As Bobby Thomson hit a three-run homer off Ralph Branca, the Giants came back from a near loss, defeating the team 5-4.

http://youtu.be/lrI7dVj90zs

Jansen recalled the excitement in t…

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

From 1950 – 2000, people worldwide followed the beloved motley crew of Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” gang as they made their way to print each week in the whimsically funny comic strip that ran 17,897 strips in total throughout his incredible career.

via Schulzmuseum
Schulz
It’s said Schulz woke up to a jelly donut each morning, working on his famous four-panel strips with an idea sometimes burgeoned in minutes, and would draw up his revered illustrations in less than three hours,…

One Iconic Photo, One Prolific Man

Wartime photographs from WWII, though often troubling in their imagery, help to illuminate to the public the sentiments felt during battle.
WWII
Few photos are as widely recognized as the “Raising The Flag on Iwo Jima”, that image of the six American soldiers who lifted the American flag onto Mount Suribach that 23 February 1945 day, symbolizing the relief of victory over Japan and the beginning of the end of WWII.

via Associated Press

Rene Gagnon was one of the six soldiers who…

Robert McNamara Presidential Medal of Freedom Award Sells for $40,625 at Auction

To auction, buy or sell a Presidential Medal of Freedom award in our next Presidential Medal of Freedom award auction, please contact NateDSanders.com at (310) 440-2982 or Nate@NateDSanders.com.
Presidential Medal of Freedom award
From Mother Teresa to Tony Blair, the Presidential Medal of Freedom award is the highest civilian award the US can offer. Chosen by the President, the Presidential Medal of Freedom award is given to people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to…

Long Live The King of Pop, Bedecked & Bedazzled

Michael Jackson. Few people in history can be described by an item of clothing or two and we immediately know who they are —

One sparkly glove.

One red leather jacket.

Fedora, white socks, black loafers.

via FashionBombDaily

Who could it be but MJ. The King of Pop who continues to inspire generation after generation, through his music, dancing, and of course, iconic style.
Michael Jackson
As his career took off with the release of his solo “Thriller” album, becoming t…

Apollo 15 Flown Flag Galore — Let the Countdown to Bidding Begin

To auction, buy or sell an Apollo 15 flown flag in our next Apollo 15 flown flag auction, please contact NateDSanders.com at (310) 440-2982 or Nate@NateDSanders.com.
Apollo 15 Flown Flag
The Apollo astronauts had to pack light as they made their way up to the moon at 18,000 miles per hour in their various journeys through space history.

Thus, mementos from their epic journey had to be paper thin and feather-light. As there were stringent volume and weight limits for the astronauts’…

The Rapier Wit of Jonathan Swift — Penned in 7 Incredibly Scarce Letters

Few writers have reached the continuing level of fame as Jonathan Swift, the foremost Irish satirist whose works, from Gulliver’s Travels to A Modest Proposal, continue to be taught as required college curriculum around the world.
Jonathan Swift
The 18th century was fraught with religious tension — few writers could express those sentiments with such biting articulation as Jonathan Swift. Less is known of his private life — of his continuing struggles with mental illness some ascribe to a…

Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard Academy Award Nomination Sells for $14,271

To auction, buy, consign or sell an Academy Award nomination, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or (310) 440-2982.
Academy Award Nomination
An Academy Award plaque can be big bucks.  Not just for the winners.  But, for the winners families and for all other sellers of the Academy Award nomination.  The Academy Award nomination starts at $800 and can go as high as over $10,000.  Here are some examples of Academy Award nomination s that we at NateDSanders.com have sold.  We believ…

James Dean Memorabilia & The Case of the $6,000 White T-Shirt

To auction, buy, consign or sell James Dean memorabilia or James Dean autographs, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com.  To view the current auction, please click here.
James Dean Memorabilia
James Dean’s 1955 tragic death at the young age of 24 stunned the world, particularly as Hollywood’s original bad boy was at the height of his fame. Though he only starred in a few films before the tragic California car crash that ended in his death, few stars continue to be shrouded in intrigue as…

Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia — Robed, Not Disrobed

To auction, buy, consign or sell Marilyn Monroe memorabilia or Marilyn Monroe autographs, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com.  To view the current auction, please click here.
Marilyn Monroe
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it,” Marilyn Monroe famously said. And woman she was, with a long list of descriptors that continue to shroud the sultry icon, from provocateur to temptress, sex symbol to simply misunderstood.

Though we’ve auctioned Monroe items in…

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