Lot # 687: 1932 PR2 Orbit Gum Pins - Numbered PSA MINT 9 Collection (4)

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM



Ultra high-grade collection of four pins from the 1932 PR2 Orbit Gum pin set, each graded MINT 9 by PSA. The collection consists of the following: #7 McManus, 32a English/with bat, 67 Herman (HOF), and 103 Allen. This pin set was issued by Orbit Gum in circa 1932 and is cataloged in the American Card Catalog as "PR2." This is one of the few quality pin sets of the era, and also one of the few pin sets to be issued by a gum-card manufacturer. This set, of course, is closely related to the 1933 R305 Tattoo Orbit set, one of gum-card collecting's premier 1930s issues, and was issued at the same time. Each pin measures 13/16 inch in diameter and features a player portrait lithograph set against a green background. The player’s name and team is printed on a yellow strip beneath the portrait image. Each pin is numbered at the very bottom. The surface of these pins chip and wear very easily, as they are "lithos": The colorful images are printed directly on the metal pins as opposed to being printed on paper and then covered with celluloid. This is an outstanding ultra high-grade group, far nicer than usually found for this condition-sensitive issue. This issue is not yet on the radar of most 1930s gum-card collectors, but would be a worthy accompaniment to any 1930s gum-card collection. The total SMR value for the group is $1,125. Total: 4 pins. Reserve $100. Estimate (open).

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