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1926 New York Yankees World Series Press Pin
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $830
New York Yankees press pin issued for the 1926 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals defeated the Yankees in a dramatic seven-game Series in 1926 that featured one of the most memorable moments in post season history. With the Cardinals clinging to a slim 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 7, Tony Lazzeri came to bat with the bases loaded and two out. Hornsby then summoned Grover Alexander, who had notched a complete-game victory the day before, from the bullpen. After Lazzeri brought the crowd to their feet with a line drive that landed just foul in the left-field stands, Alexander managed to strike him out to end the threat. Alexander then blanked the Yankees over the next two innings to give the Cardinals their first World Championship in franchise history. It must be noted that the fastener on the reverse of the pin is not original to the piece. (To be clear: the threaded post on the reverse is 100% original and intact; it is only the fastener that is not original; it was lost long ago and has been replaced with a fastener from another pin.) While we know that the replacement of the original fastener may affect the value of the pin, to what degree is uncertain. As is, it represents a unique opportunity to acquire one of the key World Series press pins from the 1920s, potentially at a discount to what one would normally expect to pay. Without reference to the replaced fastener, the pin grades Excellent. Manufactured by Dieges & Clust; threaded-post back; oval design with four square protrusions. Approximately 1 x 1 inches. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $830
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