Accessory Mascots
by collector & author Dan Smith.

Sporting Mascots:  Orphan Footballer.

I'm told that this boy's one of the orphan children who lived on the streets of Brazil.  It's marked PELOTAS De CUERO El PIBE, or A small boy with a leather ball.  It is also marked AV ROSALES 489 BS. AS, which is an address in Argentina.  Maybe this piece might have been an advertising mascot for a leather ball manufacturer.