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1902-1980s Gigantic Baseball Pinback Collection (542)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $6,518
Large collection of 542 miscellaneous baseball pinbacks (spanning the years 1902 to the 1980s) originating from an old-time collector. While many of the pins are relatively modest in value (though their day may come), they all remain highly collectible, and there are most certainly some better pins and interesting "sleepers" in the collection! Some of the pins of special note are listed below, including a few more valuable PM10 Stadium Pins, such as Ruth (1948 memorial), Brooklyn Dodgers National League Champions featuring Ebbets Field, and Ernie Banks. The sizes range from 1/8 to 5-3/4 inches in diameter. 90% range from Ex to Nr/Mt; 10% lesser grades. Some (particularly among the PM10s) are missing pins on reverse. This is a fascinating collection with many unusual and scarce pins. 1) "1902 Athletic Champions" pin. 2) 1902 Wilmington, A.A. team pin. 3) "1906 Chicago Cubs Champions" pin. 4) "At Detroit 1907" pin. 5) Circa 1910 Player Position pin: Captain. 6) Circa 1910 P2 Sweet Caporal (18 pins): Includes Bender, Brown, Chase, Cobb, Collins, Evers, two Jennings, Johnson, Speaker, Street, Tinker, and Young. 7) Circa 1910 "Let's See What You've Got - Shoot One Over, Kid" pin. 8) 1932 PR2 Orbit Gum - Numbered (5 pins): #6 Cuyler, 8, 31 O'Doul, 33, and 99. 9) 1933 PR4 Cracker Jack (11 pins): Includes Frisch, Gehrig, Jackson, Maranville, Ruffing, and Simmons. 10) 1938 Baseball Tabs: Dean. 11) Nine Circa 1940s Philadelphia Athletics pins: including scarce Mack portrait pin with ribbon and glove attached. 12) Circa 1935 "Member Babe Ruth Baseball Club" celluloid pinback. Nr/Mt example. 13) 1940 PM10 Baseball Player Pins (2 pins): Bartell (missing pin) and Hubbell (Nr/Mt with 1937 Giants pennant attached). 14) "1947 Rookie of the Year" Jackie Robinson with red border pin: Nr/Mt condition. 15) PM10 Circa 1948 Babe Ruth memorial stadium pin (Nr/Mt with ribbon). 16) 1950s-1960s PM10 Baseball Player Pins - Name at Bottom (98 pins, quantities in parenthesis): Includes Mickey Mantle (5), Ernie Banks (rare no cap logo, Nr/Mt with ball and glove on chain attached), Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio (9), Roy Campanella (10), 1950 Robin Roberts, and Hank Sauer (stars above head). Most are missing the pin. 17) Circa 1950 Larry Doby "Congratulations" pin: Ex-Mt condition. 18) "Kentucky Wants Chandler" pin. 19) 1961 Yankees World Series Press Pin Brooch (Nr/Mt-Mt). 20) Various Pins (387 pins): Including players, teams, events, etc. Extremely unusual assemblage with many highlights. This is a collection unto itself! Total: 542 pins. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $6,518
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