1914 Boston Braves "Nat'l League Champions" Oversized Pennant

Sold For: $3,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1857

Item Year: 1914

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Exceedingly rare Boston Braves oversized pennant dating from the club's 1914 World Championship "Miracle" season. This is the first example of this pennant we have ever seen! The two-tone blue-and-red felt pennant features both a batting and pitching figure to the left, with the text above reading "Nat'l League Champions." Displayed to the right, in large white letters, is the team name "Braves." What makes this pennant especially appealing is that the batting figure, while not identified, bears a striking resemblance to Hall of Fame second baseman Johnny Evers, who joined Boston in 1914. (This same batting figure is also featured on another circa 1914 Braves pennant, an example of which is offered elsewhere in this auction.) The pennant (35 inches in length), which is missing its tassels, displays heavy wear, including a clipped tip, tack holes, a few small-to-moderate size insect holes, small tears, and crazing to the lettering. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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