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1913 National Association Convention Badge

Starting Bid - $100.00, Sold For - $406.00

Extremely rare and decorative badge issued to National Association delegates during the organization's 1913 annual convention held in Columbus, Ohio. Produced by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey, the elaborately designed badge features a beautiful enamel pendant in the shape of a shield. The pendant is decorated in a patriotic U.S. flag motif and displays a representation of a baseball diamond in the center. "National Assn. Of Prof. Baseball Leagues" is lettered along the perimeter of the diamond. A blue ribbon links the pendant and the metal pin component of the badge, which features an image of Christopher Columbus in relief and reads, "12th Annual Convention - Columbus, O. - Nov. 11-12-13. 1913." Although the National Association held many conventions over the years, delegate badges are exceedingly rare, with this being the first example of this style we have ever seen. The quality of the enamel design on this badge is extraordinary, and the design is far more complex than that of other baseball-related pins (including press pins) utilizing enamel that we have seen. Excellent to Mint condition. Height: 4 inches. Reserve $100. Reserve $200/$400. SOLD FOR $406.00

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