So gorgeous and rare is this early 20th Century pennant that even the most advanced collectors will be filled with excitement. Detailed description on our website.
We would like to say that it’s seldom we have been able to present such a rare and noble piece of memorabilia such as this, but seldom isn’t quite appropriate, as we have only ever had two other pennants that compare in rarity and quality to this one.
Released in support of the 1906-1907 Washington Senators, this stunning pennant measures 35” in length and 14” high at the left end. This blue felt masterpiece sports a visually arresting applique of a fielder with rare flesh-tone coloring wearing a mitt without fingers, no doubt a first baseman in stretch. The fielder’s uniform is done in light and dark shades of gray, with brown shoes and mitt. Snow white lettering above and below the captivating artwork reads “American League B.B.C.”. The city affiliation “Washington” lettering is toned down in color to a shade of cream that is well-matched by the thoughtfully selected cloth matting included with the framed display. Both appealing and serviceable, the 42x21 frame shows minor wear that actually works well in providing an antique look to the ensemble. Blue tassels and accent strip are securely in place at the wide end, completing the design of this antique baseball pennant, which rates a designation of (EX-MT+) with nearly full details. Only modest traces of wear including a few minute breaks/cracks/holes in the city name lettering and some modest rippling prevent a higher grade for this outstanding relic from the first decade of American League baseball play.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.