1916 BOSTON RED SOX ROOTERS/BILL CARRIGAN RIBBON BADGE W/BUTTON & STOCKING.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:00:00 PM)
One of few known, 2.25", w/Lopez, Boston back paper. On the reverse, a brass wire within the channel formed by the button's collet holds it to a 2.25" tall ribbon. At the ribbon's top, it is stitched to the top edge of a red stocking 10" tall as folded (for decades), which if unfolded would be 16.5" tall. The 1916 Boston Red Sox won the American League pennant for the second consecutive season with a final record of 91-63 under manager, Bill Carrigan, thanks in large part to their new star left-handed pitcher, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. The Babe would go on to have a few more sterling seasons on the mound for Boston before switching to the outfield full-time beginning in 1920, after joining the rival New York Yankees ball club. Leading the offensive attack for the Red Sox during 1916 was future Hall of Fame outfielder, Harry Hooper. Boston would go on to take the 1916 World Series, 4 games to 1, over the National League champions, Brooklyn Robins. The stocking has tiny fabric loss from insects. While minor, the worst loss is front left just below lower left edge of the button where there is a 1/8" spot and 3/8" thin line of missing threads. At the badge top is a 3" wide gilt, embossed brass frame holding a celluloid sheet, with just a trace of even tan age tone, that has bold all caps "BOSTON". Behind this is the bar pin and the brass bar holding the rwb ribbon and the stocking sewn together across the top as issued by the maker Lopez. Very slight loss of gold on the ribbon lettering. The celluloid showing "Bill Carrigan" is glossy, Exc. Paul Muchinsky Collection.
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