American Hockey League

HERSHEY BEARS
6 inches tall

The Hershey Bears doll has "JAPAN" stamped on the bottom of the base. The doll has a "Hershey" decal on the chest and nothing on the sides of the base.

T-SHL (1932-33),

EAHL (1933-38),

 IAHL(1938-40)

AHL(since 1940)

This HERSHEY" logo is from the 1974 season.

 

 

 

Boston Braves

6 inches tall

The BOSTON BRAVES doll has an oval

shaped - blue colored "Made in JAPAN"

sticker on the bottom of the base. The doll

has a "BRAVES" decal (see picture below)

on the chest and nothing on the sides of the

base. It does have a painted puck on the

base. American Hockey League (1971-74)

Baltimore Clippers
6 1/4 inches tall

The Baltimore Clippers played in the American Hockey League in 1962-76. From my latest research, I feel that the Baltimore Clippers doll came out between 1970-76. I believe that they came out after the standard mold designs that appeared between 1961-69. If you look at the "SKIPPER" logo used on the original boxes (see picture below), that logo was the same as their jersey logo from 1962-76. Also, according to Pete Kerzel of Baltimore, MD. , he remembers the Clippers dolls being sold at the Baltimore Civic Center in the $2.50 - $3.00 range in the mid 1970's. (Sept/04)

Mel Pearson of the Baltimore Clippers (#7) in 1962-63
Source = EBay auction #270013885760 (Aug 2006)

Baltimore Clippers doll with box.
(The "SKIPPER" logo was first used during the 1962-63 season) 

Baltimore Clippers bottom
(notice the 5/8" dia. magnet & oval "Made in Japan" sticker)