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Lot # 938 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1940-1959 World Series Press Pin Near-Complete Run (36)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $8,120.00

Extremely high-grade collection of thirty-six different World Series Press Pins, representing a near-complete run from 1940 to 1959, missing just four pins for completion (1942 Cardinals, 1943 Cardinals, 1946 Red Sox, 1947 Dodgers). As a collection unto itself or as a two-decade run in the assembling of a world-class complete set from all years, this is an extremely sharp-looking group including many of the most popular and desirable of all World Series press pins. All are manufactured by Bastian Bros., Dieges & Clust, St. Louis Button Co., or Balfour, as noted: 1940 Reds (Bastian Bros.), 1940 Tigers (unknown manufacturer), 1941 Dodgers (Dieges & Clust), 1941 Yankees (Dieges & Clust), 1942 Yankees (Dieges & Clust), 1943 Yankees (Dieges & Clust), 1944 Browns (St. Louis Button Co.), 1944 Cardinals (St. Louis Button Co.), 1945 Cubs (unknown manufacturer), 1945 Tigers (unknown manufacturer), 1946 Cardinals (St. Louis Button Co.), 1947 Yankees (Dieges & Clust), 1948 Braves (Balfour), 1948 Indians (Balfour), 1949 Dodgers (Dieges & Clust), 1949 Yankees (Dieges & Clust), 1950 Phillies (Martin Co., needle post), 1950 Yankees (Dieges & Clust), 1951 Giants (Dieges & Clust), 1951 Yankees (Dieges & Clust), 1952 Dodgers (Dieges & Clust), 1952 Yankees (Balfour), 1953 Dodgers (attached to original Dieges & Clust card), 1953 Yankees (Balfour), 1954 Giants (Dieges & Clust), 1954 Indians (Balfour), 1955 Brooklyn (Dieges & Clust), 1955 Yankees (Balfour), 1956 Dodgers (Dieges & Clust, rare threaded-post variety, as opposed to more commonly seen tie clasp variety), 1956 Yankees (Balfour), 1957 Braves (Balfour), 1957 Yankees (Balfour), 1958 Braves (Balfour), 1958 Yankees (Balfour), 1959 Dodgers (Balfour), and 1959 White Sox (Balfour). All pins have their original threaded-post fasteners. This collection was assembled one pin at a time in the 1980s by an extremely dedicated and condition-sensitive advanced collector. This is a very high quality press pin collection in Near Mint to Nr/Mt-Mt condition. Total 36 pins. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $8,120.00

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