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1910 Mascot Gum Rochester Player Pinbacks (2)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $470
Collection of two extremely rare Mascot Gum pinbacks featuring Rochester players of the Eastern League: Anderson (Nr/Mt with back paper intact) and Ragan (Nr/Mt with back paper intact). The back papers read "Ball Player's Buttons Free with Mascot Gum." Note: Ragan's name is misspelled as "Ragon." Diameter: 7/8". Also included with these two rarities are three additional Rochester-related pinbacks: 1) 1909 Bastian Gum: John Ganzel (heavy foxing with no back paper). Diameter: 1-1/4". 2) Circa 1912 Bastian Bros.: This souvenir pin reads "Rochester Quality Ball Team - The Hustlers - Rochester Chamber of Commerce" (light foxing along the edges with back paper intact). Diameter: 1-1/4". 3) Souvenir pin designed as a baseball reads "Rooter - R.B.B.C." with a rooster at the top. Diameter: 3/4". Total 5 pins. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $470
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