1939 Centennial Press Pins, Dignitary Badges, and Pins
One coveted Souvenir of the 1939 Baseball Centennial was a pin or badge given to a select few as identification to an event. Many tokens for the public attendance were simple reminders, in the form of a pin back to wear that day. The Press Pin was worn with pride as an acknowledgement of their importance to cover the news of the event, so to the was Dignitary Badge that single out their importance. Some of the tokens of a special day came in the form of a presentation charm. All were saved as souvenirs to remember a special day in the celebration of baseball 100th anniversary. Collectors love pins connected to the World Series, the All Star Game, or the annual meeting of the Major & Minor Leagues.
A highlight of my collection is a charm given to Mary A. Dunn President of the Baltimore Baseball and Exhibition Company and the widow of John "Jack" Dunn owner of the Baltimore Orioles most remembered for Signing Babe Ruth. After Jacks death in 1928 Mary Dunn took over ownership of the Orioles of the International League until her death in 1943. This Charm was given to her by John Heydler on behalf of National League and the United Printers International Base Ball League.
Another rarity from the Alexander Cleland estate is a pin and schedule from The All Australian Baseball Carnival celebrating the Centennial of Baseball.
Centennial Pins & Dignitary Badges Slideshow
1939 World Series New York Press Pin MFG by Dieges & Clust
1939 World Series Cincinnati Press Pin MFG by Dieges & Clust
World Series Media Pin Hartford Bees Trip MFG by Dieges & Clust
1939 Minor Major League Winter Meeting Press Badge, MFG by Bactian Bros.
1939 Minor Major League Winter Meeting Dignitary Badge, MFG by Bactian Bros.
Fireman's Day Dignitary Badge Cooperstown NY July 22, 1939
National Amateur Federation Baseball Tournament Dignitary Badge Sept 17,1939
Centennial John A Heydler Award Given to Mrs Jack Dunn
Centennial John A Heydler Award Given to Mrs Jack Dunn Reverse Side
Centennial Pin by the St. Louis Button Co. Hard to Find
Centennial Pin by the St. Louis Button Co Reverse Side
Centennial Tie Clip given to the Milwaukee Brewers players by the Swank Co.
1939 Baltimore Orioles Park Pin Mfg. by Hyatt
1939 Baltimore Orioles Pin_Disk
1939 Baltimore Orioles Pin Mfg. by Haytt co reverse Side
1939 Centennial Watch Fob
Alumni Parade Ticket Yale - Princeton Game June 17, 1939
Alumni Parade Ticket Yale Princeton Game June 17, 1939 Reverse Side