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Lot # 1529 (1529 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1915 PM1 Ornate Frame Pin - Tris Speaker

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $540

1915 ornate-frame pinback of Hall of Fame outfielder Tris Speaker. PM1s are one of the most distinctive and popular of all early baseball pin issues. Sometimes referred to as the "fancy border pin set" because of their ornately designed mounts, each PM1 pin features an oval-shaped photo of the respective player in uniform. In recent years it has been recognized that the set was not issued only in 1915, but based on the players and their team affiliations apparently was issued over a period of several years (circa 1915-1919). Approximately twenty-six players are currently checklisted in the set, which continues to expand even at this late date (a number of significant new discoveries have been made over the past several years, including an astounding relatively newly discovered Babe Ruth). A few players, including Speaker, are pictured in two different poses in the set. The offered Speaker is know as his "batting facing forward" pose. The pin displays some very light surface wrinkling (which is not uncommon with PM1s) and is otherwise in Excellent condition overall. Size: 1.25 x 1.5 inches (with frame). Together with a vintage cardboard mount (2 x 2 inches, possibly original to the pin) featuring two prepunched holes (Vg). From the Dan Gantt Collection.

Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $540

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