1898 Cameo Pepsin Gum Pin – Bill Merritt 
Lot Number 830
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Description

As vintage baseball-related relics continue to dominate the industry, collectors have turned their eyes to the hard-to-find collectibles such as Whitehead & Hoag’s 1898 Cameo Pepsin Gum pins. The presented 1-1/4” sepia-toned pin features a cameo image of Bill Merritt, catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pin is in (VG-EX) condition and has Merritt’s name and team designation around the image. The paper advertising insert located on the reverse of the pin is in excellent condition although it rests slightly off-center. These pins tend to darken over time, but this example is quite clean and displays a sharp image. 
 
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