Philadelphia Phillies GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnet (MM100)

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.

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.


1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock

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