Long before Larry Lucchino dubbed the New York Yankees the "Evil Empire", the team promoted itself with "Uncle Sam" as a mascot figure. While no claim of being "America's Team" was made, the Yankees fame spread far and wide, and the franchise's tremendous success during the 1950s and early 1960s remains unparalleled in the history of Major League Baseball. Whether you view the Yankees as a "Great American Tradition" or the "Evil Empire", this selection of (9) 1950s-1970s Yankees pennants stacks up as a prime target. Most are from the Mantle/Berra/Ford era, and good old "Uncle Sam" graces (5) of them with his wizened visage.
(5) Full-size pennants: (2) with Uncle Sam portrait both with pinholes at the endpoints (EX, GD-VG); (2) with Uncle Sam over Yankee Stadium both with pinholes at the endpoints (EX-MT, VG+); (1) with Top Hat and Bat logo and no pinholes (EX+)
(4) Mini-pennants: (1) with Uncle Sam portrait and unobtrusive pinholes (EX+); (1) with Top Hat and Bat logo, unobtrusive pinholes and slightly clipped point (EX); (1) with Pitcher/Batter, exaggerated pinholes and point erosion (FR-GD); and (1) with small, streaking Baseball (VG) due to faded purple field color, otherwise appealing with bold, full lettering, the pinholes are on the tassels