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Lot # 963 (of 1727)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Enormous 1946-1999 World Series Press Pin Collection (283)

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $9,988

This incredible World Series press pin collection, which spans the years 1946-1999, is comprised of 283 pins and originates from the personal collection of Topps executive Sy Berger. Members of the press and special dignitaries were given these pins to allow easy access to press areas not intended for the public, and also to serve as special keepsakes. Fortunately, Sy always saved the pins given to him over the years. Many duplicates are included in this collection, but a total of 84 different pins are represented here, including a complete run from 1960 to 1999. World Series press pins have always been a popular field of collecting and this is by far the largest collection we have ever offered. The overwhelming majority of the pins range in grade from Excellent to Mint, averaging Ex-Mt (approximately twenty are in various lesser grades), with most of the older issues (1946-1980) falling into the Ex to Ex-Mt range overall. Unless otherwise noted, all feature their threaded or needle-post backs and are complete with their original fasteners. Pins are listed by year, with the number of pins for each team (if more than one) noted in parentheses.1946: Cardinals and Red Sox. 1948: Braves and Indians. 1957: Yankees. 1959: White Sox. 1960: Yankees and Pirates. 1961: Yankees and Reds. 1962: Yankees and Giants. 1963: Yankees and Dodgers. 1964: Yankees and Cardinals. 1965: Dodgers and Twins. 1966: Dodgers and Orioles (brooch). 1967: Red Sox (2) and Cardinals. 1968: Tigers and Cardinals (2). 1969: Mets and Orioles (2, one has a clasp back). 1970: Orioles and Reds. 1971: Orioles (missing needle post) and Pirates. 1972: A's (2) and Reds. 1973: Mets (2, one has a clasp back) and A's. 1974: A's and Dodgers. 1975: Red Sox and Reds. 1976: Yankees and Reds (2, one is a charm). 1977: Yankees and Dodgers (2). 1978: Yankees and Dodgers (2). 1979: Pirates and Orioles. 1980: Royals (2) and Phillies (2). 1981: Yankees (2) and Dodgers (2). 1982: Cardinals (2) and Brewers (2). 1983: Phillies (2) and Orioles (4). 1984: Tigers (6) and Padres (7). 1985: Royals (2) and Cardinals (2). 1986: Mets (2) and Red Sox (2). 1987: Cardinals (6) and Twins (5). 1988: Dodgers (8) and A's (8). 1989: A's (3) and Giants (3). 1990: Reds (11) and A's (11). 1991: Twins (16) and Braves (15). 1992: Blue Jays (4) and Braves (4). 1993: Blue Jays (12) and Phillies (10). 1994 (strike year - no World Series). 1995: Indians (12) and Braves (4). 1996: Yankees (5) and Braves (4). 1997: Marlins (14) and Indians (10). 1998: Yankees (11) and Padres (4). 1999: Yankees (5) and Braves (5).Total: 283 pins. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $9,988


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