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1949 Ebbets Field All Star Pin
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For years, the leader in decorative, quality lapel pins was Dieges & Clust of New York. In 1949, the Dodgers were scheduled to host the All-Star Game, and one emerging competitor came to the fore in an outfit called L. G. Balfour in Massachusetts. For the pins ordered for this Mid-Summer Classic, Balfour got the nod, and in collaboration with the Dodgers (and the Commissioner’s Office), they were delivered according to schedule. And when dispensed, they were applauded for their mature simplicity. The one offered here is in splendid NM condition with only very minute traces of tarnish in the recessed areas. The enamel is virtually perfect; the threaded post is unaltered, and it has its original nut. It wasn’t Balfour’s first contribution to baseball, but this piece helped solidify their permanence in the industry. Those recipients – media and selected VIP’s – were treated to an offensive display of might as the Junior Circuit ultimately bettered the Nationals 11-7. It was Ebbets Field’s first All-Star Game, but more importantly, it now showcased stars of an integrated major leagues. Newcombe, Campanella, Doby and Jackie Robinson were all instrumental in showcasing this tilt.
1949,Pin Jackie Robinson
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Price; $0.00 – $150.00