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Ultra-Rare 1915 Philadelphia Phillies "National League Champions" Pennant - One of Three Known Examples!

Lot Number 869

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Four years ago, we uncovered the first example of this particular design (which sold for $4,000)—and any surviving 1915 Phillies pennant is an extreme rarity. That of course was the annus mirabilis for both Pete Alexander and Gavvy Cravath, who led the league in most statistical categories before the Phils fell to Babe Ruth's Red Sox in the World Series. The 23"-long pennant retains well-formed linear edges and is not significantly faded. There are a handful of tiny pinholes in the corners, some spine soiling and surprisingly little of the cracking that's so often seen on appliqued graphics of this vintage. As with the aforementioned predecessor from our 2017 auction, the player figure here is slightly obscured by the spine—a testament to the rudimentary nature of production at the time.

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