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Old 10-05-2013, 08:56 PM
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Default Fake Mantle pin?

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Look under memorabilia and sports. check this out from the Pawn stars, that Mantle day pin looks like a "fake or fantasy" pin. Ive never seen it, has the famous early 50s pose and just random printing. Am I right that its fake?
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:36 PM
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Hi Scott,

Sports Collectors Digest did a feature on Mantle collectibles, which included a guide to his pins. Having trouble linking to it now. The guide features an identical pin and indicates that it was likely attached to souvenirs (pennants I believe) and distributes by vendors outside of Yankee stadium. The article suggests the origin is not 100% certain. They are apparently very rare and the article indicates that one sold at auction for $2,000. I don't know enough about pins to determine authenticity but can say that the picture, message, and typeface look spot on.
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Thank you for the info. I have owned the stiff felt 69 pennant , but I have only seen the famous large blue pin, w the sport giveaway folder pose and that one is common and has been faked too .

Im glad its real tho, hate seeing fake stuff on any site that is trying to be reputable.

BTW. I love the press pin on there
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For those looking for additional info on oddball Mantle items, the SCD series is available at sportscollectorsdigest.com/mantle. If you follow the link it will give you an option to search for more articles. They cover most his test/oddball Topps issues, postcards, Holiday Inn items, toys and games, pins, photos, and some items from his other business adventures. It is not fully comprehensive but is a great free resource. I am not affiliated with the site but think it is exceptional. If I was to create a HOF for hobbyists, he would probably make the cut.
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Thank you for the info. I have owned the stiff felt 69 pennant , but I have only seen the famous large blue pin, w the sport giveaway folder pose and that one is common and has been faked too .

Im glad its real tho, hate seeing fake stuff on any site that is trying to be reputable.

BTW. I love the press pin on there
I have to find a penant for the collection someday. I am with you though. When I saw it, I instantly thought fantasy piece at a rip off price. I was surprised to find that the price is fair and that the pin is likely real.
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