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Lot # 1309 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1913 Philadelphia Athletics World Series Press Pin

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $12,925.00

This Philadelphia Athletics press pin, issued for the 1913 World Series against the New York Giants, is one of the great rarities of all press pins and is also particularly noted for its extraordinary visual appeal. The elaborate design of the pin consists of a medallion featuring the raised image of the A's "White Elephant" perched upon a crossed bats-and-ball motif. The medallion is suspended from a blue-and-white silk ribbon lettered “Press,” which in turn is attached to the pin. The pin displays the Baseball Writers Association logo and is lettered "World’s Series – Shibe Park – Phila. 1913.” The practice of issuing World Series press pins began in 1911 and has continued to this day. The 1913 A's press pin is one of the rarest and most majestic of all World Series press pins. One does not have to be a press-pin collector to appreciate this beauty. Though it is one of the key rarities of all early press pins, this pin would also be a highlight in many other types of collections as well. The combination of this pin’s extreme rarity (few examples have survived the ages) and elaborate design have made it one of the most highly prized of all World Series souvenirs. Pin back. Manufactured by J. E. Caldwell & Co. Height: 4.75 inches. This is an incredibly high-grade example of this great rarity. The pin has only light handling wear to the ribbon and is in overall Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $12,925.00

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