1915 Federal League Season Pass. A failed experime...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1915 Federal League Season Pass. A failed experiment that arose as a direct challenge to the perceived monopoly enjoyed by the American and National Leagues, the Federal League was able to woo several of the game's top stars into its camp with the promise of higher salaries before drowning in a sea of red ink after just two seasons of existence. Federal League memorabilia remains one of the most challenging collecting subcultures, and here we present a piece certain to draw interest from that intrepid band of hobbyists.
This important rarity skates past its centennial in nearly pristine condition, with simple enameled face presenting baseball imagery with "Federal League, J.A. Gilmore, Pres." spelled along the ball's perimeter. Verso offers "Circuit Pass 1915" lettering and engraved text with "307" serial number and "Chauncey Olcott" identifier. A popular stage actor, songwriter, and singer of the day, Olcott wrote the lyrics to "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and, after his passing, a Hollywood movie was made about his life. Pass measures 1.5" in diameter.
Guide Value or Estimate: $5,000 - up.
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