Rare Circa 1910 Philadelphia Athletics Pennant - Extraordinary Condition!

Sold For: $5,100

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1826

Item Year: 1910

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Exceedingly rare Philadelphia Athletics pennant dating to the club's 1910 and 1911 World Championship dynasty. This is one of the premier baseball pennants from the era, highly prized for its wonderful graphics. The painted illustration features A's manager Connie Mack, dressed as a ringmaster, standing in front of a large white elephant perched on its hind legs (the white elephant was the A's team mascot). The white lettering below reads "Connie Mack's Athletics." A manufacturer's tag from "The Reproduction Company" of New York appears on the reverse. (The Reproduction Company was one of the premier manufacturers of pennants during the early 1900s.) This is only the second example of this attractive pennant we have ever offered and we can recall having seen only a few others over the years. (The first example, which was an oversized version, appeared as Lot 1539 in our October 2016 auction, where it realized $8,400.) The blue-felt pennant (25 inches) remains in spectacular Near Mint to Mint condition and is almost certainly the finest example extant. This is an exceptional example and one that would be among the highlights of even the most advanced pennant collections.

Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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