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Exhibition Geppi Gems

Six patch stickers for the baseball teams: New York Yankees, New York Giants, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Pirates, between 1953 and 1965. Photomechanical prints. Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (022.01.00)

Baseball Patches

These six iron-on patches were never official baseball logos, but the popularity of the sport did not stop manufacturers from making inexpensive items for fans to show their enthusiasm for the game. Perhaps a boy playing sandlot ball sported a couple of patches on the knees of his trousers.