March 2012
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 3/8/2012

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” PinbackCirca 1926 Rogers Hornsby “Miracle Man” Pinback
Circa 1926 Rogers Hornsby “Miracle Man” Pinback
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200
Price Realized (Includes Buyers Premium): $359
Number of Bids: 4
Auction closed on: 3/9/2012