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Circa 1950 St. Louis Cardinals Ballpark Flown Flag Owned by Stan Musial....

2013 November 7 - 9 Sports Collectible Catalog Auction - Dallas #7085

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Auction Ended On: Nov 8, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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Circa 1950 St. Louis Cardinals Ballpark Flown Flag Owned by Stan Musial. One of our favorite lots from The Stan Musial Collection, this massive (42x96") flag is clearly many decades old, and also clearly an official model created for the purpose of display at Sportsman's Park. Our best guess at vintage is circa 1950, and the design of the "Baldwin Regalia Co., St. Louis, Mo" label strengthens that theory. The canvas and tackle twill construction has remained solid and complete, and a degree of weathering is only to be expected given its history. As a ballpark-flown relic from the personal collection of the franchise's greatest hero, this is a lot we expect will bring Cardinals collectors out in force.
Letter of provenance from the Musial family.

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