Patch pickers make a top pick with this ultra rare World Series souvenir patch. In the early 1900s a group of well-heeled baseball and business movers and shakers formed a hunting club. Dubbed the "Woodland Bards", this elite club soon came under the control of Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey. Known as a tightwad in regards to dealing with his baseball players, the "Old Roman" was also known for treating his cronies with lavish hospitality.
A small token of Comiskey's generosity comes into view with this 1917 Woodland Bards Sox vs. Giants World Series patch. Believed to have been issued to those attending the 1917 "Fall Classic" with Comiskey, this club member identifier was likely produced in a very small number.
Though relatively small in size at approximately 4-1/2 x 4", this century-old souvenir is big in importance and also super scarce. Fashioned as an athletic sock, this ancient felt looks as though it just left the sewing sweatshop. Condition is absolutely remarkable, with the embroidered lettering showing as shiny bright against a clean tan field. Just a pinhead-sized bit of soiling is present at the bottom edge of the heel, otherwise this obscure rarity is nearly pristine.