1938 Baseball Tabs Pins Set and Checklist

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Title Baseball Tabs Pins
Year 1938
Size 3/4″ in diameter
Images Black and White
Type Pins
Number in Set

1938 Baseball Tabs Pins Overview

38AC Derringer.jpgThe 1938 Baseball Tabs pin set is a collection of 54 different pins. These aren’t traditional pins the way we think of them as today. Instead, the small circular items have pointed tabs extending from the sides so that when folded back, they could attach to something.

The pictures used for the players aren’t fancy – only rough black ink sketches. The pictures are against an equally basic drawing of a baseball with the player’s name at the bottom. Some color is added, however. Each pin is entirely covered in a single color, such as red, yellow, or orange. In addition to players, teams are represented here. It should also be noted that each player/team can be found in various colors.

The pins are incredibly basic by design and the maker remains anonymous to this day.

53 pins were believed to be in the set for a while. However, a 54th was just found in 2016 of Zeke Bonura.

1938 Baseball Tabs Pins Checklist

  1. Luke Appling
  2. Earl Averill
  3. Zeke Bonura
  4. Boston Bees
  5. Boston Red Sox
  6. Phil Cavaretta
  7. Chicago Cubs
  8. Chicago White Sox
  9. Cleveland Indians
  10. Columbus Red Birds
  11. Detroit Tigers
  12. Dizzy Dean
  13. Paul Derringer
  14. Bill Dickey
  15. Joe DiMaggio
  16. Brooklyn Dodgers
  17. Bob Feller
  18. Lou Fette
  19. Jimmie Foxx
  20. Lou Gehrig
  21. Charlie Gehringer
  22. Lefty Gomez
  23. Hank Greenberg
  24. Lefty Grove
  25. Mule Haas
  26. Gabby Hartnett
  27. Rollie Hemsley
  28. Carl Hubbell
  29. Indianapolis Indians
  30. Kansas City Blues
  31. Chuck Klein
  32. Ralph Kress
  33. Tony Lazzeri
  34. Louisville Colonels
  35. Ted Lyons
  36. Joe Medwick
  37. Milwaukee Brewers
  38. Minneapolis Millers
  39. Van Lingle Mungo
  40. Buddy Myer
  41. New York Giants
  42. New York Yankees
  43. Philadelphia Athletics
  44. Philadelphia Phillies
  45. Pittsburgh Pirates
  46. Rip Radcliff
  47. Schoolboy Rowe
  48. Al Simmons
  49. St. Louis Browns
  50. St. Louis Cardinals
  51. St. Paul Saints
  52. Toledo Mud Hens
  53. Lloyd Waner
  54. Washington Nationals

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