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1924 Washington Senators World Series Press Pin
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,231
Flawless Washington Senators press pin issued for the 1924 World Series against the Giants. Its pristine MINT condition no doubt relates to the fact that it was never worn, and it remains attached to its original Dieges and Clust card as issued. This gem hails from the collection of a longtime advanced press-pin collector who patiently sought only the very finest examples approaching perfection. In describing the Washington Senators, Charley Dryden, sports editor of the San Francisco Chronicle , once wrote, “Washington--first in war, first in peace, last in the American League.” Although that line was probably accurate in most years, it certainly did not apply in 1924. The Senators ended the Yankees' three-year reign as American League Champions that year but then found themselves matched against another New York powerhouse in the World Series: the New York Giants. Fittingly, Walter Johnson, who had lost his two starts in the Series, won the seventh and deciding game in relief by blanking the Giants for the final four innings in the Senators' thrilling 4-3 twelve-inning win. Unfortunately for Washington fans, that victory marked the first and last World Championship in franchise history. Manufactured by Dieges & Clust; threaded-post back. Approximately 1 x 1 inches. MINT. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.
SOLD FOR $3,231
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