Description1956-58 Indy 500 Race Flag and Other Race Related Memorabilia. The checkered flag signifies the end of racing action. The crowds have risen to their feet to see the front-runner "take the checkered flag" and thereby win the race.
Rarely do checkered flags surface to the collecting world such as the ones we are presenting. Purchased by a local Indy resident, who had luxury box access, are these four flags. We are told the offered 17.5x17.5" mementos were not available for public consumption but rather available to select few patrons. Included are flags from 1956, '57 and '58. The 1958 flag has its wooden holder broken off. Each has the winner's name written in ballpoint ink along with the race's particulars and year. A separate flag holds signatures of nearly 40 racers or crew members from a mid '50's race. Included are: Collins, Eddie Johnson, Wallard, Hanks, Parson, O'Connor, Easton, Agajanian, Boyer, Freeland, Herman, Jackson, Daywalt, Agabashian, Dean, Reece, Bryan, Willis and more.
Also included are the following Indy 500 inspired mementos: 1957 Sam Hanks Belond Exhaust Special mug, 1954 Bill Vuckovich Fuel Injection Special mug, 1956 John Zink Special mug, 1955 Bob Sweikert John Zink Special mug, 1958 Jimmy Bryan Belond AP Special mug and vintage 1950's Indianapolis Speedway cap. Plenty of race trinkets are also included with various programs (1957 with water damage), postcards, tickets, stickers, matchbooks, two Indy 500 screwdrivers, 22 8x10" Indy 500 related press photos (stamped on back) and much more. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.
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