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1920 to 1933 Mrs. Sherlock's and Kolb's Mothers' Bread Minor League Pin Collection (56 pins)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $529

Collection of fifty-six pinbacks (52 different and 4 duplicates) spanning the years 1920 to 1933, representing four different minor league issues, highlighted by Hall of Famers Chief Bender and Roger Bresnahan. 1) 1920 Mrs. Sherlock's Bread near-complete set (17 of 19): Missing only two pins for completion (Hyatt and Murphy). Scarce pin set featuring members of the Toledo Mud Hens of the American Association. This set is especially interesting as it includes Hall of Famer Roger Bresnahan as Manager. All but one have the original backpapers intact on reverse. Diameter: 7/8 inches. 2) 1922 PB4 Kolb's Mothers' Bread near-complete set (25 of 32 plus four duplicates for a total of 29): Missing only seven pins for completion (Abbott, Bates, Connelly, Lynn, Mamaux, Miller, Washburn). Scarce pin set featuring members of the Reading Baseball Club of the International League. This set is especially interesting as it includes Hall of Famer Chief Bender as Manager. The set also includes many others who played in the majors. 24 of the 29 have the original back papers intact on reverse. Great-looking near set of this very unusual pin issue. Diameter: 7/8 inches. 3) 1922 PB5 Mrs. Sherlock's Bread (5 pins): This pin set features members of the Toledo Mud Hens of the American Association. Consists of: #9 McCullough, 11 Wickland, 13 Schauffle, 15 Lamar, and 21 Bedient. Only one has the original backpaper intact on reverse. Diameter: 5/8 inches. 4) 1933 Mrs. Sherlock's Bread (5 pins): This pin set features members of the Toledo Mud Hens of the American Association. Consists of: Bachman, Lawson, Lee, Trosky, and Winegarner. All are missing the original backpapers on reverse. Diameter: 7/8 inches. Very substantial collection of these fascinating, high-quality, unusual, and extremely scarce Minor League pinback issues from the early 1920s and 1930s. The collection grades Vg-Ex overall (with a few slightly better and a couple slightly lesser). Total: 56 pins. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $529


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