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1961-1962 Roger Maris 61 Home Run Salute Pin without Celluloid

Lot Number 299

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Following Roger Maris' 61st home run on the last day of the regular season, this large 3-1/2" souvenir pin was sold in select locations. The dinger was the only run scored in the Yankees 1-0 shutout over Boston. Unlike other "Salute to Roger Maris" pinbacks hawked at Yankee Stadium, the offered collectible has a different "head shot", is absent of the celluloid finish and has the lone run tallied in the bottom of the 4th inning placed in red ink. Is this a possible "proof pin"? Presents (NM to NM-MT) with little discernable wear. While an alternate pinback is readily available on the secondary market, this badge is seldom offered in any condition.

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