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    Rare 1930 Chicago "Evening American" Chicago Cubs Pinback Near Set (10/11). In the world of collectibles, supply and demand is the law of the land. Even the most passionate and enthusiastic pin back specialist longs to acquire the 1-1/4" dia. celluloid gems sponsored by Evening American newspaper from 1930. The promotion featured players from both of the Chicago based baseball clubs, the White Sox and the good guys from the north side-the Cubs. Each pin depicts via a surreal head only portrait surrounded by encompassing copy telling us which rarity one is holding in their hand. Each pin front presents at the EX to NM levels with only minor instances of toning or spotting of the creamy-white backgrounds or edging. One can only imagine the plastic bins and cardboard boxes of flea market fare one would have to sift through to find even a single pin. This rare presentation is just one pin shy of the eleven known '30 Cubs representatives. Every pin has retained the stick pin portion with most showing only light to modest levels of metal oxidation. A pair do show light spots of rust on the reverse. Surprisingly--a pleasant surprise--the delicate front surfaces are almost completely devoid of scratching. Missing Guy Bush for completion. Included are: Les Bell, Ki Ki Cuyler, Woody English, Charlie Grimm, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby, Joe McCarthy, Charlie Root, Riggs Stephenson and Hack Wilson. A must have acquisition for the Chicago Cubs enthusiast. From the Roger Marth Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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