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1898 Cameo Pepsin Gum Dummy Hoy Pin

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,057.50

1898 Cameo Pepsin Gum pin featuring legendary Cincinnati outfielder Dummy Hoy. Hoy has a special significance to baseball history. He was the reason umpires adopted hand signals to go along with the vocal calls of "out," "safe," and "strike." Hoy was a deaf-mute, but he overcame adversity to have the greatest career of any seriously handicapped player, accumulating 2,054 hits. He hit .300 three times and scored 100 runs eight times. He also stole thirty or more bases in his first twelve Major League seasons. One of the most interesting subjects from one of celluloid collecting's rarest baseball pinback sets. This is a very attractive example of this significant rarity, with very light foxing, otherwise in Excellent condition, with original back paper complete and intact on the reverse. Diameter: 1.25 inches. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.

SOLD FOR $1,057.50

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