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Dodgers Brooklyn Baseball Matchbook Magnet (MM24)

Wow, when I found this matchbook I thought it was magnificent. The first baseball game I ever watched outside of New York was with my husband when he took me to see his team, the Braves, play the Dodgers in LA. The night after that baseball game we drove back to our rent house in the valley and stopped off in an adjacent neighborhood to check out this little house we wanted to buy. We ended up sneaking into the back yard of that empty house and the neighbor, a tough guy from Boston, came roaring out from across the street demanded to know what we were doing. By the time we left his house, he’d decided we were good kids. We bought that house and ate at Uncle Mike’s Boston pizza every Friday night the whole time we lived in LA.

I love it that the name Dodgers originates from the capacity of people living in Brooklyn to dodge the streetcars as they whizzed up and down old New York neighborhoods; they were called “trolley dodgers”. Also, what’s really awesome about the Dodgers is that they broke the color barrier first, hiring Jackie Robinson. They say Robinson was hired not just because he was a spectacular player, but because he had noble character and would be able to withstand the withering insults hurled from the stands when the first Black player walked onto the commercial baseball field. The big rivalry with the Giants played out oddly in that both the Giants and the Dodgers left the East Coast and permanently settled on the West Coast.

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.

 

Weight:

1.4 oz

Dimensions:

10 × .3 × 7.5 in

$5.00

500 in stock