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Lot # 1409 (1409 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1913 World Tour Pennant - Giants and White Sox

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,920

Rare pennant dating from the 1913-1914 World Tour made by the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox. While a few different 1913-1914 World Tour pennants are known, this is the very first example of this extraordinarily rare pennant style we have ever seen. The red-felt pennant is lettered "World's Tour Giants-White Sox Warren District, Nov. 7-'13. Although this was a tour that went around the globe, it actually started in the United States, with the two teams playing numerous games daily as they made their way westward before departing from Seattle on November 19th. This pennant was issued for a game played on November 7th at Warren Ballpark in Bisbee, Arizona. (Interestingly, Warren Ballpark is the only ballpark from the tour that is still in use today.) The Giants defeated the White Sox 9-1 on that date in front of a capacity crowd made up mainly of miners employed by the Phelps Dodge Corporation, all of whom were given the day off to watch the game. Because this pennant was made specifically for a local game, we cannot imagine that many were produced, let alone saved, making it one of the rarest (in addition to one of the most interesting and displayable) pieces we have ever handled from the 1913-1914 World Tour. One of several truly great early pennants in this auction, all from the same advanced collection, each among the best pennants that we have ever offered. The pennant (27.5 inches) displays moderate wear, including a number of small holes and a clipped tip. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,920

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