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Lot # 1231 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1913 Philadelphia Athletics World Series Press Pin (Top Portion Only)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,014.50

Offered here is the top portion only to a 1913 Philadelphia Athletics World Series press pin. The brooch features the green-enameled logo of the Base Ball Writers Association of America in the center, and is lettered, in raised relief: "World's Series/Shibe Park/Phila. 1913." In addition to this decorative top portion, the A's 1913 World Series press pin also originally included a silk ribbon reading "Press" and an enameled medallion that was nearly identical in design to that used for the club's 1911 World Series press pin. Unfortunately, both the ribbon and medallion have been separated from the brooch over time, leaving just this piece. It should be noted the 1913 Philadelphia A's press pins are exceedingly rare, not to mention quite costly, making this a potentially very appealing alternative for those collectors looking to obtain a complete World Series press pin run. It also has a special provenance. This piece, along with a number of other early Philadelphia Athletics World Series press pins and presentation pieces featured in the auction (including a 1911 Philadelphia Athletics World Series press pin), has been consigned directly from the family of Joseph McCready. McCready was one of the most highly respected sportswriters in the country at the time and from 1917 through 1924 (the time of his death) he served as secretary for the Base Ball Writers Association of America. He was also a close friend of A's manager Connie Mack. The pin (1.75 x 1 inches), manufactured by the J. E. Caldwell Company of Philadelphia, displays moderate tarnishing and is in Very Good condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,014.50

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