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1914-1916 Boston Braves Oversized Pennant Johnny Evers Image

Lot Number 356

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Spectacular Boston Braves Pennant, featuring Johnny Evers Batting image superimposed over a fantastic early Braves Mascot Head.  There are only 2 known copies of this ultra-rare pennant featuring Hall-of-Famer Johnny Evers.  Evers played for the Boston Braves from 1914 - 1916, thus dating this pennant to that specific 3-year span. 

This pennant was likely made in celebration of Evers coming over to the Braves franchise from the legendary Chicago Cubs championship teams.  That places it right within the 1914 time frame... the legendary season of the World Champion "Miracle Braves".  Evers was, of course, a vital part of the Cubs and Braves success.  His legend was further cemented by the famous "Tinker to Evers to Chance" (Baseball's Sad Lexicon) Poem that caught the interest of Baseball Fans from the early 1900s - on.

This rare Oversized Pennant is an absolute beauty, with near perfect and stunning graphics, against deep scarlet felt.  Miraculously, there is no fading whatsoever.  Condition flaws include a hole near the tip, and most of the bottom Tassel is missing.  The hole towards the tip is approximately 1/4" in diameter.  Fortunately this hole does not extend even close to either the top or bottom border, and is in no danger of expanding.  This pennant has an imposing presence, and is a real attention-getter.  Oversized Pennants of this era have become exceedingly scarce, and those featuring early T206 era Hall-of-Famers are practically non-existent.

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