Legendary June 2009
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This visually impressive Cubs pinback was issued following the Cubs' winning of the National League pennant in 1929. Unfortunately, the team went on to lose the World Series in five games, but they were still the "champs" to Cubs fans, a few of whom purchased this much larger than standard size (2-3/4"-across) souvenir pinback as a keepsake. This pin, which was probably sold at the stadium, features a striking team photo of the 1929 National League champions, including such stars as Rogers Hornsby, Kiki Cuyler, and Gabby Hartnett. The off-white background of the cello pin is bright and intact, and the photo is sharp. This example is quite well-centered for the issue, as most known copies are seen with part of the image wrapping around one end of the cello. There are a few tiny and superficial, nearly invisible scratches on the surface, and the expected level of faint pitting inside the back. Solid and attractive EX/MT condition!
Classic 1929 Chicago Cubs "Champions" Oval Pinback
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