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.
AHL (since 1940)
This HERSHEY" logo is from the 1974 season.
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)
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
Baltimore Clippers doll with box.
Baltimore Clippers bottom