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1925 National League "Golden Jubilee" Delegate Pendant
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $522.00
Circular gold-colored metal season pass issued by the Philadelphia Phillies only to executives and dignitaries in honor of the National League's "Golden Jubilee" anniversary in 1925. This example was issued to Philadelphia Phillies team official Charles Grakelow. The pendant features an elaborate patriotic baseball motif in raised relief on the front with the symbolic Philadelphia Quaker on top of the capitol building in a windup about to pitch, with a very detailed baseball field and game-in-progress scene in the background. The 1925 Phillies pass was issued during the same era as the popular Giants silver passes (which were issued from the late teens to 1931) but is virtually unknown in the collecting world due to its extreme rarity. The Giants silver passes were apparently quite widely distributed, possibly to season ticket holders as well as dignitaries. The fact that only a few 1925 Phillies Golden Jubilee passes have ever surfaced suggests that their distribution was probably limited exclusively to executives and dignitaries. "Philadelphia National League Base Ball Club" is lettered in gold on the surrounding blue enamel border. The reverse is engraved "National League P.B.B - Golden Jubilee - 1925 - Admit - Charles Grakelow - #73." This is a very rare and magnificently designed pass of the highest quality produced by the Phillies in honor of the National League's fiftieth anniversary celebration. Near Mint to Mint condition. Diameter: 1.5 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $522.00
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