View Full Version : Today's Estate Auction Find -Pinbacks

06-19-2007, 08:44 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>My brother was at an auction today and called me up to tell me there was a box filled with pinbacks that had a few baseball. We split the box - he got all of the Pep pins -about 50 of them and I got the baseball. <br /><br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Memorabilia/pinsyanks.jpg"> <img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Memorabilia/pinsws.jpg"> <img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Memorabilia/pinscubs.jpg"><br /><br />Anyone know what set the Yankee pin is from?

06-21-2007, 12:11 AM
Posted By: <b>jims</b><p>the Yankees pin is from the American Nut and Chocolate set of 16 teams around 1950. Each box of double play candy had a pin and a small pennant along with the candy.

06-22-2007, 01:01 AM
Posted By: <b>scgaynor</b><p>I have never seen the 2nd one before, but there was a find of the Cubs Junior Boosters pins. While they are vintage, they always turn up in Mint condition.<br /><br />Scott

06-22-2007, 01:17 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Thanks fellas....the second one has a companion piece for the Chicago Cubs. They are listed in Muchinsky's book. Can I assume it's from 1959-60? Was 1959 the only year the Sox were nicknamed the Go Go Sox? As for the Yankee pin I always thought the American Nut and Caramel pins were the same size as the Guys Potato Chip pins. This one is bigger than those. And I figured out that the Cubs Junior Booster pin must not be that hard to find with a quick ebay search. Looks like they go pretty cheaply.

06-22-2007, 11:59 AM
Posted By: <b>scgaynor</b><p>The American Nut and Chocolates are bigger than Guys Potato Chips.<br /><br />

06-22-2007, 12:12 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>They are pretty common on ebay, but they are not common to my area so they must not have been distributed around here. This is the first one I have ever found.