Lot 653: Interesting wooden polo ball signed in ink by Walt Disney and his polo friends Jack Holt and Snowy Baker. The ball measures approximately 3? in diameter and shows extensive wear and chipping from use before being signed; it is entirely possible that it was used in a match Disney took part in. In very good condition. From the collection of Tom Donaldson, who states that it was signed for his father in 1935. Polo enjoyed popularity among the Hollywood elite in the 1930s, and Disney even led a team from his studio that sometimes faced off against others studios. Around the time this was signed, Disney was working on a short called 'Mickey's Polo Team,' which featured cameos of their popular cartoon characters and cameos of several celebrities, including Jack Holt as the referee. A superb relic combining one of Disney's favorite pastimes with a great Mickey Mouse cartoon.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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