P-Cards (Pins)

Introduction

The P-Series includes various pins or buttons – not actual trading cards.

If you’ve not ever seen a pre-war pin in person, you might be surprised by the size of many of them. Many issues like the P2 Sweet Caporal pins and the PM8 Our National Game pins are diminutive, measuring less than 1″ in diameter.

Some, such as the PM6 Baseball Player Pins, measure less than 1/2″ in diameter. At that size, they look more like an oversized button on a shirt than a pin by today’s standards. Many of these are smaller in hand than you might expect.

When looking to purchase pins, a key factor is the inclusion of the pinback or cardboard insert that many pins had. The inserts often had things printed on them, such as the manufacturer name, an advertisement, etc. Pins that originally included those are more valuable if they remain intact.

Pins may be referred to as any number of names, including pins, pinbacks, or buttons.

Catalogued Issues

1910-12 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins
1909-10 P13 Luxello Pins
1910-12 PB3 Hassan/Tokio Comics Pins
1922-23 PB4 Kolb’s Mothers Bread Pins
PD1 Heydt’s Yankee Bread Pins
1910 PD2 Morton’s Buster Brown Bread Tigers Pins
1924 PD3 Mrs. Sherlock’s Bread Pins
1934 PD9 Ward’s Sporties Pins
1910 PE1 Mascot Gum (Rochester) Pins
1911 PE2 Diamond Gum Pins
1898 PE4 Cameo Pepsin Gum Pins
1896 PE7-2 American Pepsin Gum/Whitehead Hoag Athletes Pins
1915-19 PM1 Ornate-Frame Pins
1912 PM5 Whitehead and Hoag Pacific Coast League Pins
1928 PM6 Baseball Player Pins
1938 PM8 Our National Game Pins
1932 PR2 Orbit Gum Pins
1932 PR3 Orbit Gum Pins
1930s PR3-10 Big League Leader Pins
1930s PR3-11 Blue Sox and Green Sox Team Players Pins
1930 PR4 Cracker Jack / Button Gum Pins
1930s PX3 Double Header Buttons
1909-12 PX7 Sweet Caporal Domino Discs

Uncatalogued Issues – Food/Beverages

Certified’s Ice Cream Wrigley Field Pins
1910 Golden’s Clothing Bill Donovan Pin
1936 Grape Nuts Dizzy Dean Pin Premium and Winners Prizes
1910 Hermes Ice Cream Pirates Pins
1909/1910 Juergens Butternut Bread Wheeling Stogies Pins
1936 Life Bread Jimmie Foxx Pin
1910 Morton’s Pennant Winner Bread Tigers Pins
1920 and 1930s Mrs. Sherlock’s Bread Toledo Mud Hens Pins
1934 Quaker Oats Babe Ruth Baseball Club Member Pin
1935 Quaker Oats Babe Ruth Champions Pin
1939 Joe DiMaggio Tip-Top Bread / Ward’s Pin
1909/1910 Winkelman’s Quaker Bread Pins

Uncatalogued Issues – Other

1932 Babe Ruth Universal Pictures Pin
1938 Baseball Tabs Pins
1909 Bastian Gum Pin
1920s Chicago Evening American Cubs/White Sox Pins
1930 Chicago Evening American Cubs/White Sox Pins
1917 Honus Wagner Day Pin
1904 Honus Wagner Our Protection Against Loss Pin
1911 John Tener Gubernatorial Campaign Pin
1925 Kant Novelty Honus Wagner for Sheriff Pin
1930 Lucke Badge and Button Baltimore Orioles Joe Hauser Day Pin
1931 Lucke Badge and Button Baltimore Orioles Don Heffner Day Pin
Schmelzer’s Sporting Goods Pins
1904 Stenzel’s Rooter Buttons

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