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1926 New York Yankees World Series Press Pin

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,763

Extraordinary high-grade New York Yankees press pin issued for the 1926 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Its pristine MINT condition no doubt relates to the fact that it was never worn, and it remains attached to its original Dieges and Clust card as issued. This gem hails from the collection of a longtime advanced press-pin collector who patiently sought only the very finest examples approaching perfection. The Cardinals defeated the Yankees in a dramatic seven-game Series in 1926 that featured one of the most memorable moments in postseason history. With the Cardinals clinging to a slim 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 7, Tony Lazzeri came to bat with the bases loaded and two out. Hornsby then summoned Grover Alexander, who had notched a complete-game victory the day before, from the bullpen. After Lazzeri brought the crowd to their feet with a line drive that landed just foul in the left-field stands, Alexander managed to strike him out to end the threat. Alexander then blanked the Yankees over the next two innings to give the Cardinals their first World Championship in franchise history. Manufactured by Dieges & Clust; threaded-post back. Approximately 1 x 1 inches. MINT. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $1,763

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