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Rare Large 2-1/4 Inch PM10 Willie Mays Pinback
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $522.00
Stadium pin collecting has grown rapidly over the past few years, with serious pin collectors identifying many of the significant rarities which make collecting PM10s both so fascinating and challenging. Offered is one of these rarities, the large style Willie Mays from the 2-1/4 inch PM10 stadium pin series. Most PM10s stadium pins measure the standard 1-3/4 inch diameter. The 2-1/4 inch series pins are considerably rarer than their smaller counterparts, possibly because they were more expensive, or possibly because they simply were produced and offered on only a very limited basis. This Willie Mays PM10 is also of special note as it was originally issued with the New York Giants insignia on Mays' cap, which was later changed to a San Francisco Giants insignia after the 1957 season. This example is the earlier style, featuring the New York Giants insignia, dating the pin to the mid-1950s. Mays is among the rarest, and most desirable, of the larger PM10s. The offered example still has its original hanging ribbon and baseball charm and is in Near Mint condition. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $522.00
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