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1897 Cameo Pepsin Gum Fred Tenney Pin
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600
Cameo Pepsin Gum pin of Fred Tenney of the Boston Beaneaters. Incredibly, this pin was recently discovered by a New England antiques dealer, who by chance found two Cameo Pepsin pins in an estate he purchased. (The other, an extraordinary new checklist addition of Hall of Famer Sam Thompson, appears separately in this auction.) The pin is Excellent overall, with a clean surface, strong contrast, and light foxing. The reverse paper label is completely intact. Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag. Diameter: 1.25 inches.
Provided below is a link to an extraordinary 2012 article on Cameo Pepsin Gum pins, including a then-current checklist, courtesy of the Sports Collectors Digest and written by Keith Olbermann:
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