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1925 Washington Senators World Series Press Pin
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,659
Washington Senators press pin issued for the 1925 World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pin features a scalloped configuration with a representation of two crossed bats and a baseball as its central design. "World Series" is lettered in gold along top within a blue enamel banner. Washington lost its bid to repeat as World Champions in 1925, losing a hard-fought seven-game series to the Pirates. Walter Johnson, who had limited Pittsburgh to just one run combined in his two earlier complete-game Series victories (Game 1 and Game 4), was victimized in Game 7 by two key errors by shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, which led to four unearned runs in the club's 9-7 defeat. The game marked Johnson's last appearance in the fall classic. It must be noted that the fastener on the reverse of the pin is not original to the piece. (To be clear: the threaded post on the reverse is 100% original and intact; it is only the fastener that is not original; it was lost long ago and has been replaced with a fastener from another pin.) While we know that the replacement of the original fastener may affect the value of the pin, to what degree is uncertain. As is, it represents a unique opportunity to acquire one of the key World Series press pins from the 1920s, potentially at a discount to what one would normally expect to pay. Without reference to the replaced fastener, the pin grades Excellent to Mint. Manufactured by Dieges & Clust; threaded-post back; oval with scalloped edges. Diameter: 1 inch. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,659
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