Spring, 2017 Premier Auction - Closes April 1, 2017
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"Megaphone Lolly" Hopkins was a legendary "Superfan" of the Boston Braves in the 1930s and 1940s, and was rewarded for her cheering (she was known for cheering not only her hometown teams but visitors as well) with free season passes from both the Braves and Red Sox.  Hopkins would carry her megaphone to games and use it to cheer on players and let them know what they were doing well, saving her heckling for umpires.  

Using this pass, Hopkins didn't have a whole lot to cheer about, as the 1956 Red Sox fnished in fourth place.  Ted Williams did hit .345 with 24 home runs, and right fielder Jackie Jensen drove in 97 runs with 20 home runs, but that wasn't enough to get close to the division-leading Yankees, who wom 97 games behind the MVP play of Mickey Mantle.  Still, the pass is in EX condition, well-preserved by Hopkins, with a small blemish at the top center of the card and some minor surface wear, none of which disrupts the aesthetic appeal of the piece.

1956 Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Season Pass Issued To Superfan Lolly Hopkins1956 Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Season Pass Issued To Superfan Lolly Hopkins
1956 Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Season Pass Issued To Superfan Lolly Hopkins
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $120
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
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