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  1911 World Series Shibe Park American Base Ball Club Philadelphia Athletics Press Pin
 
1911 World Series Shibe Park Philadelphia Press Pin
1911 World Series Philadelphia Press Pin
Item Details
  • CIRCA - 1911
  • MANUFACTURER - Allen A Kerr
  • PRICE GUIDE - $50,000.00 - $75,000.00
    Very Good - Excellent Condition.
    Add value for pins attributed with provenance

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1911 World Series Press Pin

 
 
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   This is an American League Base Ball Club Philadelphia Athletics press pin issued for the 1911 World Series. This is the first World Series press pin ever issued. The pin pictured can be attributed to Stephen Orlando Grauley, AKA S.O.G., a Philadelphia Inquirer sports writer from 1898 - 1925, and sports editor from 1925 - 1958. A Close personal friend of Connie Mack, this attribute is estimated to double or triple the common market value for the Press pin. A 1911 World Series Press pin attributed to sportswriter Joseph McCready sold for $53,325.00 in a 2013 REA auction.

 The blue enamel surface of the brooch portion of the pin features the word "Press" lettered in gold. The blue ribbon hanging from the brooch reads "World Series, Shibe Park, Philadelphia, 1911." with silver lettering. The circular medallion with a scalloped edge hangs from the ribbon and reads "American Base Ball Club of America." The center of the medallion displays a raised relief featuring a Phillies logo design, consisting of a crossed bats-and-ball, with the elephant above and the word "Athletics" below.

The BBWAA - Base Ball Writers Association was founded in 1908 after New York sportswriters became frustrated at constantly losing their seats in the press box at the Polo Grounds. Giants manager John McGraw had a habit of accommodating his many friends by sneaking them into the ballpark and offering them seats in the press box. As the situation became worse, the writers banded together, formed an association, and began the practice of issuing press pins to its members. The press pins were then required for entry into the press box. The system worked, but it wasn't until 1911 that the A's began the tradition of issuing specially made press pins just for the World Series. The following year the Giants followed suit and since that time, World Series press pins have been issued every year by each participating club



 
 
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