Legendary June 2009
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Here are two scarce political relics from the post-baseball career of Hall of Fame legend Adrian C. "Cap" Anson. The pair includes:
1905 "Capt. Anson - City Clerk" Diamond-Motif Shirt Stud - 1-1/8"- square;
1907 "Cap Anson For Sheriff" Baseball Figural Shirt Stud - 3/4"-diameter.
Both items—which were intended to be worn in a buttonhole of a man's shirt—are intact and exhibit about EX condition. Anson was the dominant figure in baseball during the 19th Century, and he actually rode his popularity in the sport into a political victory in the Clerk's race. (However, he was obviously more suited to run a ball club than a city, as he soon came under official investigation and was removed from office just two years later.) His 1907 Sheriff's bid was unsuccessful.
Turn-of-the-Century Cap Anson Political Campaign Studs (2 Different)
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