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Ultra Rare 1915 "Pennant-Winning Phillies" Team Yearbook/Supplement - Only Known Example!

Lot Number 808

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Predating the club's official yearbooks, this one-of-a-kind surviving supplement was produced by the Evening Ledger and measures 5-1/2"-square. It's surprisingly well-preserved for a fragile century-old paper item, with a clean overall appearance and expected minor peripheral wear. A period name and date notation (10/18/15) reside on the first page, and there are nice action scenes on the back cover.


The "Review of the Lives of the Twenty-four Players" includes Rixey, Bancroft, Cravath and Alexander, about whom is written, "Grover Cleveland Alexander, surnamed Alexander the Great and generally recognized as the king of pitchers...The greatest tribute that could be paid Alexander was by Umpire Klem, who said recently that any team in the National League could have won the pennant with this star."


Another highlight here is a pennant poem: "Rise up, you fans who've backed the Phils / Through three and thirty years of sport; / That sometimes gave you aches and ills / And made you sputter, rage and snort. / Rise up and make your howls of joy resound from every vale and crag, / Those young marauders of Moran at last have copped the old league flag."

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