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    1940 Cincinnati Reds World Series Press Pin - Attributed to Umpire Lee Ballanfant. Before becoming an umpire in Major League baseball, Lee Ballanfant was a player and manager in the minor league, the Texas League specifically from 1920-1925. During his MLB career, between 1936 and 1957 he umpired four World Series (1940, 1946, 1951, 1955) and four All-Star games (1938, 1942, 1949, 1954). He is one of the select group of umpires to appear in the 1955 Bowman series. This auction features multiple lots that we have been told came from his personal collection and have seen other personal items linking them to Mr. Ballanfant. We cannot confirm this so all will say they are attributed to the personal collection of Mr. Ballanfant.
    Offered is a 1940 Cincinnati Reds World Series Press Pin. His first World Series and the only year where pins of both teams were part of the collection. Pin presents near-mint. Threaded post and original nut on verso.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $300 - $400.

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    31st Monday
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    27th Sunday
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