1897 Cameo Pepsin Gum Pin Joe Sugden (Pittsburgh)

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1785

Item Year: 1897

Category: Pre-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Attractive 1897 Cameo Pepsin Gum pin featuring catcher Joe Sugden of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cameo Pepsin Gum pins are one of the rarest and most significant of all baseball pinbacks. The contrast on this pin is outstanding! The original back-paper advertising for Cameo Pepsin Gum (which is often not found at all on Cameo Pepsin Gum pins) is complete and intact. The pin displays some very tiny areas of discoloration along the bottom (mainly along the rim) an and is otherwise in Near Mint condition. Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag. Diameter: 1.25 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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