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1925 Pittsburgh Pirates Collection (2)
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $411.25
This collection of two rare and diverse pieces dates from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ World Championship season of 1925. 1) The first is a unique gold-colored chest that was originally presented to Hall of Fame third baseman Pie Traynor. A metal plaque affixed to the top of the lid is engraved “This Chest of Gold – Presented to – Pie Traynor – By – His Pittsburgh Friends – July 7th, 1925.” The chest (7.5 x 4.75 x 4 inches), which is constructed of cardboard and/or papier-mache, features a classic treasure chest design and has a hinged lid. It displays wear commensurate with its age and fragile nature, and is in remarkably fine Very Good to Excellent condition overall. 2) The second item is a tin litho whirligig that was issued during the 1925 World Series. This novelty item may have been intended to attach to a car but may also have been intended to be held and whirled. The piece consists of a thin metal pole (11 inches long), attached to which are two metal components that spin around the pole when whirled. The top component is shaped like a pennant and is lettered “Pirates” on each side. The second component, which is oval in shape and decorated to resemble a baseball, is lettered “World Series – 1925” on the front. The reverse features the printed notation “Patent Applied For – Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co., Pgh., PA.” In Very Good condition overall. Two extremely interesting Pirates items, one a fascinating tribute presented personally to Pie Traynor, the other a very rare item to allow fans to show support for the 1925 Pirates, each ideal for display. Total: 2 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $411.25
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