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1914 Boston "Miracle Braves" Championship Lapel Pin
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $411.25
Extremely rare embossed figural lapel pin issued to celebrate the Boston Braves' "miraculous" 1914 pennant-winning season. This is the first example of this elaborately produced decorative pin we have ever seen. The gold-colored pressed-metal lapel button (1 x 1.5 inches) is in the shape of an Indian brave wearing a headdress and features a solid, one-piece post on the reverse, with which to attach it through a buttonhole on a jacket. It can be definitively attributed to the Boston Braves due to the raised lettering on the front that reads "Pennant Winners 1914." The 1914 "Miracle" Braves remain one of baseball's legendary clubs by virtue of their historic midseason turnaround. On July 18th the club trailed the New York Giants by eleven games and seemed destined for another last place finish. To the astonishment of all, the Braves fashioned an incredible winning streak that saw them post a record of 60-16 to close out the season and capture the pennant. The team then capped its historic comeback by sweeping the heavily favored A's in the World Series. The pin is in Excellent to Mint condition and remains both an extreme rarity to pin collectors, and a rare and desirable commemoration of one of the greatest seasons in baseball history. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $411.25
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