Roy Hobbs The Natural Movie Props Programs and Tickets Robert Redford. Description: Offered for sale is the opportunity to acquire a set of movie props from "The Natural" that come with impeccable provenance.
In late 1983 or early 1984, I was a 13 year old with a baseball card and memorabilia obsession. I lived in central New Jersey at the time. My dad worked for Nat Sherman, Inc.
The tobacconist that had an open shop at 55. The accountants worked in the basement. Apparently Tri-Star Pictures, the maker of the film, or a company that owned Tri-Star, owned the building my dad worked in. One night my dad came home with a Roy Hobbs card and a couple of the programs you see listed here. The janitor knew my dad and knew I collected sports cards and he was told to throw all of these things out.My dad was able to save a lot of things from the dumpster with the help of the maintenance man. The summer of 1984 brought the National Sports Collector convention to Parsippany NJ.
I brought some of the items to the show and within a couple of hours I'd made a couple thousand dollars and someone from Baseball Card News asked to write an article about me and my dad. I've scanned a copy of the article for your review as well. I've seen the cards and the sheets of cards offered all over the place, with all sorts of stories of how they arrived on the market. I'm pretty sure the source of all the cards and programs was my dad and the kind maintenance man. Everything offered is guaranteed authentic, was made for the movie, and was dragged home by my dad in late 1983 or early 1984.
Here's what you get. 3 programs and 3 tickets. The programs are apparently replicas of actual programs used in 1939. Each is 8 pages including the rigid cardboard front and back covers and two internal leaves. The centerfold contains a scorecard with the actual Knights players as well as the real players that would have been on each team in 1939.
I've provided images of the lineups for all four home teams and one of the Knights rosters. The programs more fully described are. Slaughter, Mize and Medwick listed in Cardinals lineup. Cookie Lavagetto and Leo Durocher listed on Dodgers lineup. 6 3/16" x 9 5/16", Johnny Van Der Meer (Vandermeer) listed on Reds lineup.
I do not have any Knights home programs for sale. The tickets measure 1 ½" by 4 ½".There appear to be three variants: 4K1, 9B4 and 9L49. You will get two the 4K1s and one 9L49. I no longer have any 9B4s. There were also tickets issued for a game against the Dodgers. After these go, there will be a few Dodgers and Cardinals programs left and that's it.
Condition: All items are flawless or have barely perceptible wear. The item "Roy Hobbs The Natural Movie Props Programs and Tickets Robert Redford" is in sale since Saturday, August 23, 2014. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Other Vintage Sports Mem".The seller is "shakhammer8u4s" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.