1926 Rogers Hornsby "Miracle Man" Pin

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1911

Item Year: 1926

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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In the fall of 1926, Rogers Hornsby was dubbed the "Miracle Man" for guiding the St. Louis Cardinals to their first World Championship in franchise history. To commemorate that achievement, the St. Louis Button Company issued this attractive pinback, which features a portrait image of Hornsby in uniform, with his name printed along the base of his image. The words "Miracle" and "Man" appear on either side of his portrait. This pin can be found in two distinct sizes, and the offered example is the rarer large-format version measuring 2.25 inches in diameter. The original St. Louis Button Company paper label is intact on the reverse. This is a very rare pin and one of only two examples we have seen. The pin displays a few light surface scratches and is otherwise in Near Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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