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Monday, October 5, 2015

1956 Dairy Queen Statue: Campanella!

Being down to (mostly) just oddball Roy Campanella needs has its benefits and disadvantages. Each new pickup puts me one step closer to completion of that PC and each of those new additions is extremely exciting as they tend to be rarer items I don't often come across. Of course that also means those cards are generally more expensive because of that rarity/scarcity.

One of those rare items was recently crossed off of my needs list as some eBay patience worked to my advantage. I scored the above 1956 Dairy Queen Statue of my main man Roy for around a blaster if memory serves. I've seen these listed from time to time and they generally fall out of my price range but a bit of waiting paid off in the end and I'm very pleased to add it to my PC of the Dodger backstop.

Along with the Dairy Queen Statues -- also referred to as Tastee Freeze Statues -- were statues released by Big League Stars in 1956 that look exactly the same. The way to tell the difference, as pointed out by Ernest at Blue Heaven, is that the DQ statues are white while the Big League Stars version is gold. Now the question becomes how to protect this bad boy. Do they make tiny, tiny glass boxes that would both display and protect Campy?


  1. Hmmm how about a baseball cube? One of the square ones not the ball-tight round ones. Depending on the size you might have to get a softball cube.

  2. How tall is it? I have a ball cube (not the ones you typically see) that is a bit taller and may fit your statue. Let me know and I can bring it around.

  3. Nice find. I've always been meaning to add one to my collection, but for whatever reason hadn't.

    I agree with everyone above, a ball cube should work fine.

  4. Thanks guys! Giving the ball cube first crack and....works well enough for the time being!