Here’s a Pennant from the Last Time the Chicago Cubs Won the World Series


1908 Chicago Cubs World Champions Pennant Heritage Auctions

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The world was a very different place back in 1908. At least that’s what the pictures tell me. But even back then, people found a way to collect and display their fandom. Heritage Auctions timed things perfectly for one particular item in their current set of sports auctions — a 1908 Chicago Cubs World Champions pennant.

According to the item’s description, the pennant was found tucked away in the rafters of a Michigan barn. The consignors found it while they were cleaning it out in 1978 and have held onto it since.

It’s in excellent condition, especially when you consider its age. The pennant has just a couple of minor condition issues — small tack holes in a pair of corners and a small bit of a corner is missing. It has an estimated value of $6,000. The current bid has passed $4,000. The auction for the 1908 Chicago Cubs World Champions pennant ends on November 18.

1908 Chicago Cubs Team Photo

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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