1927 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Press Pin

Sold For: $1,896

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1151

Item Year: 1927

Category: Pins

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Pittsburgh Pirates press pin issued for the 1927 World Series against the New York Yankees. While the Pirates were obviously outclassed by the Yankees and their famed "Murderers' Row" lineup in the 1927 fall classic, they could at least take satisfaction in having issued what is arguably the most attractive World Series press pin of the decade. The pin features a shield design decorated in the club's black-and-gold color scheme, with a representation of a baseball at the base. This is a high-grade example of this scarce and attractive pin; however, it must be noted that the fastener on the reverse 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 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 Near Mint. Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag; threaded-post back; shield design. Approximately 1 x 1 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $1,896

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