1951 (Phantom) and 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Press Pins

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1958

Item Year: 1951

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Pair of Brooklyn Dodgers press pins dating from the 1950s 1) 1951 "phantom" press pin. This pin never saw official use because of Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World," which won the third and final National League playoff game between the Dodgers and Giants in 1951. Manufactured by Dieges & Clust. The clasp on the reverse is not original to the pin. Ex, with light surface wear. 2) 1956 press pin. The 1956 Dodgers press pin was not a pin, but a tie clasp, and featured a bat and cap design. This was the final Dodgers press pin issued during the team's time in Brooklyn. Manufactured by Dieges & Clust. Nr-Mt. Total: 2 pins. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.

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