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Early 1900s Rare Baseball Pin and Pocket-Mirror Collection (8)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,659.00

Collection of eight fascinating and extremely rare baseball pins and pocket mirrors dating from the early 1900s. 1) 1902 Altoona Base Ball Club pin. Features a team photo, above which is lettered "Our Own." Missing its pin back. Remnants of original paper backing remain. This pin has a few moderate cracks to the central image but still displays very nicely. 1.75 inches in diameter. 2) Circa 1905 Penn Park Base Ball Team pin. Features a team photo, above which is lettered "My Favorite." Vg-Ex. 1.75 inches in diameter. 3) Circa 1905 New Castle BBC pin. Features a team photo, above which is lettered "New Castle BBC. Retains its original Whitehead & Hoag paper backing. Ex-Mt. 1.25 inches in diameter. 4) Circa 1905 North York pin. Features a team photo, above which is lettered "My Choice," and below, "North York." Excellent to Mint condition with extremely impressive bold image. 2.25 inches in diameter. 5) 1906 pin (unidentified team). Features a team photo ("F. M." on jerseys) and the year, "1906," printed below. Whitehead & Hoag paper backing. Photo is a little light. Vg-Ex. 1.75 inches in diameter. 6) 1909 Collinsville Base Ball Club pin. Features a team photo, above which is lettered "Compliments Collinsville Base Ball Club," and below, "July 5th '09." Whitehead & Hoag paper backing. Light contrast, otherwise Ex-Mt. 1.25 inches in diameter. 7) 1910 University of Illinois pocket mirror. Features fourteen individual portrait images, with each player identified (last name only) below his respective image. Lettered "University of Illinois Base Ball 1910" in the center. The front has a small chip in the celluloid at the top (at 12:30), otherwise Ex-Mt with superb contrast. It is interesting to note that the design is identical to the 1910-era mirrors featuring the A's and Pirates, and this mirror was almost certainly made by the same manufacturer. Moderate wear to the slivering of the mirror. 2.25 inches in diameter. 8) 1913 Blandon pocket mirror. Features a team photo, above which is lettered "Blandon A.A. Base Ball Team 1913," and below, "Houck" (most likely the name of the photographer). Impressive mirror with strong image. Ex-Mt with some normal minor oxidation and tarnishing to the mirror. 2.25 inches in diameter. Total: 8 items (6 pins and 2 pocket mirrors). Reserve $200. Estimate $400++.

SOLD FOR $1,659.00


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