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Rare "61 in '61 or Bust" Mantle and Maris Pinback
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,600.00
The premier Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris pinback from the 1961 Home Run race. Measuring an impressive 3.5 inches in diameter, this magnificently designed souvenir pinback is the rarest of all celluloid pins issued relating to the historic 1961 home run race. Several different style pins were sold by venders in 1961 commemorating, and cheering on, Mantle's and Maris' race for Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a single season. This style pin is the rarest of all. We have never before even had an example of this significant baseball pin rarity to offer, though we have long been aware of its existence. An extraordinary 1961 Mantle/Maris souvenir item, and one of the most classic and desirable baseball pinbacks of the era. Near Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $4,600.00
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