1915 Boston Red Sox World Series Press Pin

Sold For: $5,875

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 1243

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Extremely rare Boston Red Sox press pin issued for the 1915 World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics. Manufactured by the “Bent & Bush Co., Boston, Mass” (as noted on the clasp). The obverse reads “Boston Red Sox – World Series 1915” and displays an extremely detailed engraved illustration of the Boston Harbor. All pre-1920 press pins are extremely rare. The 1915 World Series, won by Boston in five games, was notable in that it marked the first World Series appearance by Babe Ruth. Although Ruth won eighteen games for the Red Sox during the regular season, his role in the 1915 “fall classic” was limited to a single pinch-hit assignment in the ninth inning of Game One (he grounded out). The small oval pin (approximately .75 inches in width) features its original threaded-post back and is in Near Mint condition. Note: There are reproductions of 1915 press pins. This example, of course, is an original. (The reproductions are easily distinguished as they are stamped “Jostens” and have a needle post as opposed to a threaded post.) This is a very rare and early press pin. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500++. SOLD FOR $5,875

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