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Extremely Rare 1910-1914 Philadelphia Phillies "Dooin's Daisies" National League B.B.C. Pennant - Only 2 or 3 Known!

Lot Number 829

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The earliest of all Phillies pennants! Decades before their brief experiment with the Blue Jays nickname, the Phils were dubbed in news headlines as Dooin's Daisies—a reference to Manager Red Dooin (1910-1914); the Philadelphia Daisy flower (erigeron philadelphicus); and, perhaps, the Negro League's nearby Hilldale Ball Club (a.k.a., Darby Daisies). Soon after Dooin arrived as player-manager, he took young Grover Cleveland Alexander under his wing. Just before leaving Philadelphia, Dooin had the opportunity to acquire a rookie by the name of Babe Ruth (plus Ernie Shore), but team owner William Baker scoffed at the $19,000 price tag. Those are the heady days from which this extreme rarity originates, thus predating the three known varieties of 1915 pennants from the Phils' NL championship season, and thus ranking as the first and more desirable of all Phillies pennants. Among the few extant survivors, the most recent to reach auction sold for over $10,000 just last year. This fine example boasts a bright, bold EX-MT appearance and retains all four of its original tassels. The appliquéd graphics are stunningly well-preserved. A museum-worthy treasure and a cornerstone of the Larry Haines Phillies Collection.



 
 
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