A 1961 expansion franchise, the Texas Rangers began life as the Washington Senators, never finishing higher than 4th during their 11 seasons in the nation's capital. Good fans came along with their 1972 relocation west, but good fortune was still a long way off. The Rangers didn't finish 1st until 1994, and talk about snakebit, the postseason was canceled that year. Still Dallas area fans had plenty to cheer about when Arlington Stadium opened in 1972, with stars Jeff Burroughs and Toby Harrah taking the field under managers Ted Williams and Billy Martin.
From the early years of Arlington Stadium, comes this hand-sewn Texas Rangers stadium flag. Sized to be seen from anywhere in the stadium at a whopping 7'4" x 4'8", this scene hogging banner bears a proud red and blue American League logo on a white background. Abundant signs of authentic use/wear are noted, including moderate soiling on the left edge hem and surface loss/fraying on the right edge. These conditions do not affect any of the graphics or lettering and there's no doubting the genuine appeal of this vintage flag, which likely saw multiple seasons of service. An MLB logo and a Betsy Ross Flag Girl factory label are located on the hem at left, which is also outfitted with a pair of brass eyelets that are still ready to let this flag go fly high, should you choose.