‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Bastian Gum John Ganzel Pins|
|Size||1 1/4″ diameter
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1909 Bastian Gum John Ganzel Pin Overview
The 1909 Bastian Gum John Ganzel pin featured the manager of the Rochester minor league baseball team. The team was called ‘Champions’ on the pin with Ganzel, a former player at the helm.
The pin is unique in design. It features a black and white image of Ganzel in uniform. No sponsor name appears on the front. The only text provided is Ganzel’s name, his title of manager, and ‘Rochester Baseball Club Champions 1909.’
Ganzel had a successful big league career. From 1898 – 1908, he played for several teams, including the Pirates, Giants, Highlanders, and Reds. In 1908, his final year in the big leagues, he was a player/coach with the Reds.
1909 Bastian Gum John Ganzel Pin Checklist
The Ganzel pin is a standalone issue and the only known one in the set.