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1912 Boston Red Sox Pictorial Bandanna

Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $8,120.00

This extremely rare 1912 Boston Red Sox bandanna features a team photograph, game-in-progress action scene, and identified portraits of five stars (Wood, Speaker, Stahl, Wagner, and Carrigan). The 1912 Red Sox finished first in the American League, led by Smoky Joe Wood, who won thirty-four of thirty-nine games and pitched ten shutouts. Offensively, Tris Speaker dominated the American League pitchers with his .383 batting average, third in the league behind only Cobb and Jackson. This team went on to win the pennant and beat John McGraw's powerful Giants in the World Series. This large decorative blue-and-white cloth bandanna celebrates the Boston Red Sox' 1912 Championship year. Manufactured by Wright & Ditson, the bandanna features a large panoramic team photo in the center which is captioned "Opening Game American League Fenway Park, April 20, 1912. Boston vs. New York," above which are the identified portraits of Joe Wood, Tris Speaker, Jake Stahl (manager), Heinie Wagner, and Bill Carrigan. The game-in-progress scene is captioned "Fenway Park." This bandanna is a beautifully designed and powerful display; one of the most striking and well made of all early baseball textiles. Excellent condition. Dimensions: 17 x 17 inches. Beautifully matted and framed to total dimensions of 22.25 x 22.25 inches. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $8,120.00

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