Wednesday, May 25, 2011

REA: A Rare Vintage Jackie Pin

According to REA, this is a newly discovered, possibly one-of-a-kind, pin featuring Jackie Robinson. I'll let the auction description tell the story.
The late 1940s and early 1950s were the heyday of the "stadium pin," so in the years that followed his Major League debut, additional Jackie Robinson pins were also issued. Aside from Babe Ruth, perhaps no player has ever been the subject of more pins (and more interest from pin collectors) than Jackie Robinson. Because of the nature of pins, advanced collectors know it is always possible that significant new discoveries will surface, but these discoveries are naturally very few and far between. We thought we had seen and handled every Jackie Robinson pinback that had ever been produced but when sorting through the Ron Menchine Collection we found that Ron had one that was, to the best of our knowledge, previously unknown.
Considering it does not have a photo it sold for an impressive $1,700.00.

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