Philadelphia Phillies GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet
This is one of my favorite magnets. I love baseball. I was a Yankees fan for a little while but when I met my husband he was so crazy for the Braves I fell for them too. I love the huge sweep of green that is baseball and the meandering lethargy that is punctuated by frenzied sport. I like the hand signals, the whap of the bat on the ball, the slouch and smirk of the big stars, the taunts, the superstitions, and the fans who sometimes get to hold onto the means of play when the ball ends up in the stands. There is something incredibly compelling about the Phillies, too; they seem precious like an old toy, like some family heirloom that’s been loved and handled for generations.
In 1940 the Phillies opened their season to 14,000 fans in their stadium. They finished 8th in their league. A seat in the grandstand set you back $1.10. To buy a box seat to the World Series, had the Phillies gone, would have cost about $7.00.
We include the image of the original matchbook before we edited it for commercial production. I keep a scan of each matchbook in our collection. We have about 4000 matchcovers. It’s interesting to see what the little matchbook looked like when it was discovered.
All prices include free shipping in the US.
Size: 46mm x 60mm
GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnets are exceptionally strong, double the strength of a regular fridge magnet. They are made of PVC, and have texture on the surface. They will not fade or scratch easily. They are nothing at all like cheaper, smooth surfaced magnets that you find everywhere. These are GypsyFaith’s own designs; no one sells our magnets but us. We developed our matchbook magnets over 4 years. Our pricing is dependent on the shipping charges. There is a lower cost for each magnet after the first one.
1st Magnet – $10, free shipping to USA (plus tax)
2nd Magnet – $8.60, free shipping to USA (charge is $18.60 plus local tax)
3rd Magnet – $7.65, free shipping to USA + a free GypsyFaith Magnet (charge is $26.25 plus local tax)
ALL additional magnets – $7.30 each, free shipping. Total charge depends on number ordered. (For example, if you order a total of 4 magnets, you’ll receive free shipping, a free GypsyFaith magnet, and the total would be $33.55, plus local tax. For each additional magnet you will pay the same price, $7.30, so you can determine the total cost yourself.)