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Lot # 841 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1947 New York Yankees Team Pin

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $348.00

Rare team composite pin features portraits of the World Champion 1947 Yankees, including Joe DiMaggio and rookie Yogi Berra. Close examination of this pin is fascinating, as it reveals that the portraits used in the composite are actually photographs of individual 1947 Yankee team-issued portraits of the players with facsimile signatures. The distinctive design of this button makes it ideal for display, and a stand out in any collection. While this Yankees team pin is very rare, few collectors are even aware that there exists a Dodgers team composite "match" to this pin, featuring portraits of Dodgers in the same style, which for some reason is even rarer, with only two or three examples known. The fact that both a Yankees and Dodgers team pin of this style exist strongly suggests these team pins may have been sold only on a very limited basis at the 1947 World Series. Oxidation on reverse as expected. Diameter: 3.5 inches. In Excellent condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $348.00

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