Collection of three different baseball pins from the 1915 PM1 ornate-frame series. PM1s are one of the most distinctive and popular of all early baseball pin issues. Sometimes referred to as the "fancy border pin set" because of their ornately designed mounts, each PM1 pin features an oval-shaped photo of the respective player in uniform. In recent years it has been recognized that the set was not issued only in 1915, but based on the players and their team affiliations apparently was issued over a period of several years (circa 1915-1919). Approximately twenty-six players are currently represented in the set, which continues to expand even at this late date (a number of significant new discoveries have been made over the past several years, including an astounding newly discovered Babe Ruth). The player pins represented here are Johnny Evers (Vg-Ex, with minor surface wrinkling), Al Demaree (Vg-Ex, with outstanding contrast), and Benny Kauff (Vg, with light, scattered toning). Size: 1.25 x 1.5 inches (with frame). From the Dan Gantt Collection. Total: 3 pins.
Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.