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1913 Sacramento Wolves PCL Pennant
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $2,610.00
Outrageous Sacramento "Wolves" Pacific Coast League pennant features the "Wolves" team logo (wolf with crossed bats and glove) in full color and the legend "Sacramento Watch Our Smoke" on a very high quality dark blue felt. The Sacramento team was called the "Wolves" only in 1913 and 1914, in honor of their manager, former major leaguer Harry Sterling Wolverton. Wolverton was the manager of the Yankees in 1912. Though he led the Yankees to a distant last place finish in his only season managing a major league club, it was with great fanfare that the Sacramento team of the Pacific Coast League hired the former big league manager to lead their team in 1913. Wolverton did not disappoint. Sacramento landed second place in 1913, but fell to second to last place in 1914. In 1915 the team moved to San Francisco, dating this pennant with certainty from either 1913 or 1914. All early PCL pennants are extremely rare, but this is an incredible rarity we have never even seen before, and a particularly extraordinary example in terms of design, condition, and significance to the rich history of the Pacific Coast League. Length: 34.5 inches. With flawless colors, and original pennant tassels complete and intact. In Near Mint condition. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $2,610.00
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