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1929 New York Giants Silver Pass

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $2,040

New York Giants sterling-silver season pass, featuring a depiction of a baseball fan wearing a straw hat, issued for the 1929 season. From 1919 through 1931 the New York Giants issued beautifully designed sterling-silver passes to season-ticket holders and select dignitaries. Those passes, uniquely designed in a variety of shapes and baseball motifs (usually in relief), entitled the bearer to entry to every Giants game at the Polo Grounds during the respective season. All are rare, especially those from the earlier years of the series. The front of the offered pass (1 x 2 inches) bears the team name ("Giants"), the year ("1929"), and the name of the team owner ("Chas. A. Stoneham Pres."). The reverse features the engraved name of the original owner and the official pass number ("Augustus Thomas 343"), as well as the name of the manufacturer ("Lambert Bros., N.Y."). The pass displays natural tarnishing consistent with its age (it could easily be polished to perfection if desired), and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. SOLD FOR $2,040

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