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1930s through 1990s World Series Press Pin Collection (89)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $17,625
Large and outstanding comprehensive run of eighty-nine World Series press pins spanning the years 1928 through 1981, including a few duplicates. In addition to the World Series press pins, this collection also includes seven "phantom" World Series press pins and five Japanese tour press pins (for a grand total of 101 press pins). All of the pins are in Excellent to Mint condition (or better) and are complete as originally issued, except where noted. For years in which variations in style were produced (i.e., charm, brooch, clasp, etc.) it is understood that the offered pin is the standard needle-post or threaded-post back unless specified otherwise. World Series Press Pins (89): 1928: Cardinals (Gd; missing its rear fastener); 1930: Cardinals (Vg) and A's (Vg); 1931: Cardinals (Gd; missing its rear fastener); 1932: Yankees (Ex); 1933: Senators (Ex) and Giants (Fr; missing both its rear spindle and fastener); 1934: Cardinals (Vg-Ex); 1935: Tigers (Ex); 1936: Yankees and Giants (Ex); 1937: Yankees (Ex) and Giants; 1938: Yankees; 1939: Reds (two examples; both Ex); 1940: Tigers (Ex) and Reds (Ex); 1941: Yankees (Ex) and Dodgers (Ex); 1942: Yankees (Ex); 1943: Yankees (Vg); 1944: Cardinals (Vg) and Browns (Fr; missing its rear fastener); 1945: Tigers (Ex); 1947: Yankees and Dodgers; 1948: Braves (Ex); 1949 Yankees; 1950: Yankees and Phillies (Ex); 1951: Yankees (Ex) and Giants (Vg-Ex); 1952: Dodgers; 1953 Yankees (Ex) and Dodgers (Vg); 1954: Indians (Vg-Ex) and Giants; 1955: Yankees (Vg) and Dodgers (two examples; Ex-Mt and Vg); 1956: Yankees (Ex); 1957: Yankees and Braves (Vg-Ex); 1958: Yankees and Braves (Ex); 1959: White Sox and Dodgers; 1960: Yankees (Ex) and Pirates; 1961: Yankees and Reds; 1962: Yankees and Giants; 1963: Yankees (Ex) and Dodgers; 1964: Yankees and Cardinals; 1965: Dodgers and Twins (two examples; Ex-Mt and Vg); 1966: Orioles (Ex) and Dodgers; 1967: Cardinals and Red Sox; 1968: Tigers and Cardinals; 1969: Mets and Orioles; 1970: Orioles (Ex) and Reds; 1971: Orioles (two examples; needle-post and clasp) and Pirates; 1972: A's (Gd; missing its rear fastener) and Reds (Gd; missing its rear fastener); 1973: Mets (Ex); 1975: Reds; 1976: Yankees and Reds; 1977: Dodgers (charm) and Yankees (Gd; missing its rear fastener); 1978: Yankees and Dodgers (Ex); 1979: Pirates and Orioles (Ex, with uneven enameling color which is common for this pin); 1980: Phillies and Royals; 1981: Yankees. Phantom World Series Press Pins (7): 1964 Phillies; 1979 Angels; 1980 Astros; 1981 A's; 1982 Dodgers; 1983 Pirates; and 1987 Tigers. Japanese Tour Pins (5): 1958 Cardinals; 1962 Tigers (two different examples; one a charm, the other a brooch); 1966 Dodgers (Vg); Reds (year unknown, possibly 1978; Ex). Total: 101 press pins (89 World Series, 7 phantom, and 5 Japanese tour). Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $17,625
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