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Finest known example of this extreme rarity

1915 World Series Press Pin (Philadelphia Phillies). It was one of the odder coincidences in Major League history, as the cities of Boston and Philadelphia faced off in the Fall Classic for the second time in as many years, but reversed their Junior and Senior Circuit representatives. Bent & Bush, crafters of the press pin issued by the 1914 Braves, created the Red Sox model for 1915, and J.E. Caldwell, who designed the Athletics' 1914 brooch, was tasked with creating the Phillies beauty presented here.

Arguably the finest example of this supreme rarity, the offered representation is one of just a tiny handful to retain its delicate red ribbon, embossed boldly with a golden "Press." The ribbon links a brass pin bearing the seal of the City of Philadelphia and the text "World's Series, Phila. 1915" to a dangling medal with the team logo in relief at center. Standing in golden lettering at the enameled circumference are the words "Philadelphia National League Base Ball Club." Stamped on verso of the latter is the maker's mark of "J.E. Caldwell & Co., Phila."

Though Boston yet again emerged victorious in this battle between the two great cities of colonial America, this meeting was a decidedly more competitive affair, with the Phillies' sole victory in Game One the only contest ending with greater than a single-run margin. Both the first and final games of the Series (as well as Game Two) were contested in Philadelphia, suggesting this special relic saw the best of that Dead Ball Era action.


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August, 2013
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