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Lot # 1326 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Rare “61 in ’61 or Bust” Mantle and Maris Pinback

Starting Bid - $800.00 , Sold For - $3,525.00

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 pin styles 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. This is only the second example of this pin we have ever offered (the other example was sold in May 2004), 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. In Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $3,525.00

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