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    1925 National League Golden Jubilee Season Pass Issued To Chicago Mayor William Dever. Issued by National League president John Heydler on the occasion of the League's fiftieth birthday, this elegant piece made the turnstiles at Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field and more spin for free eight decades ago. Imprinted on the interior of the wallet (3x5.5") is "11, Hon. William. E. Dever & Party." Dever was the Mayor of Chicago from 1923-27. Opposite sits a circular golden medallion measuring 1.25" in diameter and emblazoned with "1876, National League Golden Jubilee, 1925" in a baseball motif. The outside of the wallet exhibits some expected wear from handling but the insides, and the medallion itself, both remain in a NRMT state and leave the pass in superb condition for display. This one of five known exemplars. Obtained from the estate of Rose Newman who was Mayor Dever's secretary. Letter of provenance from the family of Rose Newman.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $2,000 - up.

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