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1920 New York Giants Silver Pass
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $3,000
New York Giants sterling-silver season pass, designed in the shape of an octagon, issued for the 1920 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 (1.25 x 1.5 inches) bears the year ("1920"), and the name of the team owner ("Chas. A. Stoneham Pres."), as well as the inscription "The Giants Bid You Welcome To The Polo Grounds." The reverse features the engraved name of the original owner and the official pass number ("William Smart 192"), 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 $3,000
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