Circa 1940s Brooklyn Dodgers "Dem Bums" Pennant

Sold For: $240

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1663

Item Year: 1945

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Brooklyn Dodgers "Bums" pennant dating to the 1940s. The graphics feature an illustration of "Brooklyn Bum" (not the later, more familiar, Willard Mullin incarnation) holding a baseball reading "Dodgers." The text to the right of the image reads "Dem Bums" and "Brooklyn." The blue-felt pennant (29.5 inches), complete with tassels, is in Excellent condition overall, with light fading, tack holes in each corner and the tip, and just light crazing to the painted images and text. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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