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1931 Philadelphia Athletics World Series Press Pin

Lot Number 194

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As mighty as the vaunted “Murderers Row” assembly appeared, those Bronx Bombers were supplanted by a dynasty to the south, which, by statistical accounts, was even more powerful and unyielding. Winners of three successive American League flags from 1929-1931, Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics became the first –ever team to reach five World Series titles in the process. The offered accessory is among the scarcest of October jewels: a Philadelphia Athletics World Series press pin from 1931. Modest in terms of size, this prize is cosmetically sufficient in disclosing all we need to know. “ATHLETICS” is printed on a horizontal strip atop the piece. From there, the team’s famed white elephant logo appears on an enamel Liberty Bell-themed design. At the reverse, a nut that lists the manufacturer’s name accompanies a threaded post. While the likes of Dieges & Clust and Whitehead & Hoag had been commissioned to make the vast majority of World Series press pins to that point, this one was crafted by San Francisco’s Irvine & Jachens, which had long-since gained acclaim as the leading manufacturer of policemen and firemen badges. 
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