Circa 1914 Boston Braves Oversized Pennant

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1855

Item Year: 1914

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Exceedingly rare oversized Boston Braves pennant, most likely dating to circa 1914. The colorful red-felt pennant features a large portrait illustration of an Indian chief, atop which is a second illustration of a batting figure. Interestingly, the batting figure, while not identified, bears a striking resemblance to Hall of Fame second baseman Johnny Evers, who played with Boston only from 1914 to 1917. (This same batting figure is also featured on another 1914 Braves "Nat'l League Champions" pennant, an example of which is offered elsewhere in this auction.) Printed to the right of the dual image is the team name "Braves." The pennant (33 inches in length), which is missing one set of tassels, displays moderate wear, including a small tear to the white border fabric and crazing to the painted letters and images. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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