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1970 Cincinnati Reds All-Star Press Pin
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1970’s All-Star Game was hosted in Cincinnati’s spankin’ new Riverfront Stadium, and that game became a watershed event in ballplayer philosophy. The tilt went to extra innings as the American League aimed to reverse eight consecutive years of defeat. In the 12th inning, however, Pete Rose violently crashed into catcher Ray Fosse to score the National’s winning run. Resultantly, Fosse’s career lapsed to mediocrity, and from that point forward, ballplayers selected for All-Star competition “eased the pedal.” The complexion of the mid-summer classic had changed forever – it became a showcase of stars, not a determined exercise of talent. Among the game’s attendance were select VIPs who received press pins according to this one. By its design (and materials), the ’70 All-Star pin is prone to a host of disappointments. This one, a standard needle-post, is exceptional, however. With faultless enameling and thorough plating, it survives in trong>Near Mint condition.
1970,American League,Cincinnati Reds,Pin,Press Pete Rose,Ray Fosse
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