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Lot Number: 109

Description: Historic 1958-1959 Baltimore Colts "World Champions" flag as flow in Memorial Stadium. Cloth flag executed in blue with white trim lettered "World Champions" on either side with 1958 and 1959 years noted in matching font. One side has additional "Baltimore Colts" team name, and both sides have a variation of the famed bucking Colt logo. When removed, it was presented to John Ziemann of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, and he relayed that it was flown in Center Field at Memorial Stadium, below the American flag, from September 1959 until January 1971. The flag measures approx. 79"x125", and displays wear consistent with long term outdoor use including mild soiling with some more pronounced spots and a few small holes/tears. The Baltimore Colts epitomized the rise of the NFL during the 1950-60s era, building a legacy of excellence among the elite league franchises. This is a notably significant piece which long paid tribute to what many consider one of the greatest teams in history: EX

Estimated Price Range: ($5,000-$7,500)

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