Gigantic All-Star Game Press Pin Collection (164)

Sold For: $3,231

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 964

Item Year: 2000

Category: The Sy Berger Collection

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Large collection of 164 All-Star Game press pins, spanning the years 1959-2003 , originating from the personal collection of Topps executive Sy Berger. Many duplicates are included in this collection, but a total of 48 different pins are represented here, including a complete run from 1960 to 2003. The overwhelming majority of pins range in grade from Ex to MT, averaging Ex-Mt (approximately eighteen are in various lesser grade), with most of the older issues (1959-1989) falling into the Ex to Ex-Mt range overall. Unless otherwise noted, all feature threaded or needle-post backs and include the original fasteners. Pins are listed by year, with the number of pins for each year (if more than one) and the host team noted in parentheses. Please note that from 1959 through 1962, two All-Star Games were played. 1959 (Dodgers only), 1960 (Yankees and A's), 1961 (Giants and Red Sox), 1962 (Senators and Cubs), 1963 (Indians), 1964 (Mets, 2), 1965 (Twins), 1966 (Cardinals), 1967 (Angels, charm), 1968 (Astros, charm), 1969 (Senators), 1970 (Reds), 1971 (Tigers, 2), 1972 (Braves, 2), 1973 (Royals), 1974 (Pirates), 1975 (Brewers, brooch), 1976 (Phillies), 1977 (Yankees, 3), 1978 (Padres, 2), 1979 (Mariners), 1980 (Dodgers), 1981 (Indians, 2), 1982 (Expos, 3), 1983 (White Sox, 3), 1984 (Giants, 3), 1985 (Twins, 3, one of which is a charm), 1986 (Astros, 5) 1987 (A's, 2), 1988 (Reds, 6), 1989 (Angels, 7), 1990 (Cubs, 15), 1991 (Blue Jays, 5), 1992 (Padres, 5), 1993 (Orioles, 11), 1994 (Pirates, 13), 1995 (Rangers, 5), 1996 (Phillies, 5), 1997 (Indians, 13), 1998 (Rockies, 4), 1999 (Red Sox, 6), 2000 (Braves, 4), 2001 (Mariners, 9), 2002 (Brewers, 2), and 2003 (White Sox, 2). From the Sy Berger Collection. Total: 164 pins. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231


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