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Item 8442 - Ralph Kiner 14K Gold HOF Induction Pin with Movie Reel of the Induction Ceremony and his Speech Catalog 542 (Feb 2019)

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Small but mighty. The lapel pin given to Ralph Kiner as his personal "ID" for all Hall of Fame festivities. It was hardly necessary as in 1975 Kiner was the sole inductee, elected by the baseball writers on his final ballot. All the accolades, events, festivities and meals were in his honor. The diminutive offering is made of 14K gold and marked on the reverse "LGB" from Balfour. His name is also engraved on the reverse and the pin is still housed in its original plastic box. Accompanying this pin is a gigantic reel-to-reel movie, with a card noting "RALPH KINER HALL OF FAME" and "RALPH KINER COOPERSTOWN" on a separate piece of white tape. We have not viewed the film and do not know if it has survived these years. However, it is the tiny pin which defines this pinnacle of achievement that is the key entry to this lot, and this section of the "Ralph Kiner Collection" of the catalog.

Full LOA from University Archives (John Reznikoff), cert. #11079.

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