Philadelphia Blue Jays

Philadelphia Blue Jays

Joined: August 8th, 2004, 10:00 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 5:53 pm #1

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
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Joined: November 2nd, 2004, 2:34 am

June 3rd, 2008, 6:50 pm #2

I have seen pocket schedules.

Scott
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Joined: October 19th, 2007, 8:54 am

June 3rd, 2008, 6:58 pm #3

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
To my knowledge, the Pennants all simply say "Phillies" or "Philadelphia" (and I have been watching these for almost 20 years!) I have NEVER seen the words "Blue Jays" depicted on a Phillies pennant.

The Blue Jay variations are rare, and I am only aware of 4 different ones. There is one currently posted on the Buy/Sell/Trade link (sorry for the self-promo) which is perhaps the 2nd most common of the four (not that ANY are common; none, of course turn up very often...)

I would be curious to see what some long-time Phillies collectors have to say, as I am not even aware that the Phillies officially changed their name to Blue Jays (just the logo?)

Good topic!
Last edited by perezfan on June 3rd, 2008, 7:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: April 12th, 2007, 6:36 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 7:25 pm #4

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
Paul,
The only item I have is a stadium pin 1 1/4 inch with the blue jays name on the bottom. Good luck on your search!
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Joined: November 18th, 2007, 4:30 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 7:37 pm #5

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
What's the story behind the name change? I've always been curious about that, but never remember to actually do the research. "Blue Jays" seems like such a strange choice.
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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

June 3rd, 2008, 8:13 pm #6

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
The Phillies owner William Cox was betting on the Phillies and Bucky Harris ratted him out to Commissioner Landis. Landis investigated and found it to be true and Cox was the first non-player banned from baseball. The Phillies in an attempt to clean up their image made a half-hearted attempt at a name change, but never officially changed it. Their uniforms still had "Phillies" on them the entire time they were also called the "Blue Jays". The Phillies only used the name in 1943 and '44, but they did give the Blue Jays name to their minor league club in Schenectady (CanAm League)in 1946.
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Joined: October 24th, 2005, 11:03 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 8:16 pm #7

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
Philadelphia had reverted back to the Phillies by 1949, but their III League affiliate in Terre Haute still had a blue jay on its letterhead.
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Joined: November 18th, 2007, 4:30 pm

June 3rd, 2008, 8:18 pm #8

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
I knew the Cox story (and, of course, Veeck's perhaps partially true story of trying to purchase the team). Come to think of it, I'm sure I've heard this before. Thanks for refreshing my memory Dan!
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Joined: December 13th, 2004, 5:18 am

June 3rd, 2008, 9:22 pm #9

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
We had this discussion on the card side not long ago...but I messed up the dates here...I think the Phillies only used the Blue Jays name for 1944 and 1945...at least those are the only two years they have a bird on their uniform sleeve.
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Joined: August 8th, 2004, 10:00 pm

June 5th, 2008, 9:49 pm #10

Are there any Philadelphia Blue Jays pennants or other items that actually include the "Blue Jays" name? I know there are pennants showing a picture of a blue jay. But is there anything with the Blue Jay name?
Thank you all for your responses. That stadium pin is nice, and the schedule sounds interesting too. Now I know what to look for.

Paul
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