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Rare 1941 All-Star Game Press PIn - Second All-Star Game Press Pin Ever Issued!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $960

Rare All-Star Game press pin issued for the 1941 midsummer classic held at Briggs Stadium in Detroit on July 8th. This is the second All-Star Game press pin ever issued and one of the "keys" to any complete All-Star Game press-pin run. It also has an interesting provenance. This pin originates from the grandson of Billy Sullivan Jr. Sullivan was a member of the Tigers in 1941 and although he did not participate in the game, he was in attendance and took this pin home as a souvenir. It has remained in the family's possession until this time. It should be noted that although the All-Star Game was first played in 1933 it wasn't until 1938 that a press pin was first issued for the game. Even then, it was not an annual tradition. The second All-Star Game press pin was issued two years later, in 1941, and the third in 1943. It was not until 1946, with the issuing of the fourth All-Star Game press pin, that they began being produced on an annual basis. The offered pin features a blue-enamel star in the center that reads "Press" in gilt lettering. A crossed-bats-and-ball design completes the center motif. The lettering along the perimeter reads "All Star Game 1941 Briggs Stadium." Excellent to Mint condition. Manufactured by Dodge. Threaded-post back. 0.75 inches in diameter. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $960

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