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By 1926, Rogers Hornsby was the toast of St. Louis, and the scourge of every other National League town. He’d just registered his second Triple Crown and, over the immediately preceding half-decade, he’d posted a .401 batting average. This celluloid pin, likely sold in Sportsman’s Park as a souvenir, captioned the superstar the “Miracle Man,” which he undeniably was. The piece is imaged in sepia tones and it is exactly an inch in diameter. A clean paper insert in the reverse identifies the pin’s maker as the St. Louis Button Co. The surface is perfectly contoured in its convex form; it fully retains its original gloss, and there are absolutely no scratches or blemishes to report. Conservatively, we advance the piece as NM, but most collectors would welcome it as NM/MT.
Circa 1926 Rogers Hornsby “Miracle Man” Pinback
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