A timeline that began in 1891 traces the path of two American League and two National League franchises that that took turns representing our Nation's Capital in Major League Baseball. To date, long-suffering DC denizens have enjoyed exactly one MLB championship. This singular event occurred in 1924, when a talented team of stars propelled the first AL Washington Senators franchise to a World Series championship. This team's biggest star, 36-year old power pitcher Walter Johnson, rightfully was selected to grace the offered 1924 Senators WS pin.
This super-rare keepsake has a 1-3/4" diameter and features the "Big Train" in a full length image flanked by sections of baseballs, with perimeter lettering that reads "Pennant Winners Washington 1924 B.B. Club". The obverse of this pin remains broadly appealing with a crisp photo of Johnson and superb gloss, however the perimeter is stained pretty much all the way around and the reverse shows moderate all-over oxidation, leading to a (VG) rating. The only portion of the Johnson photo affected by the staining is the right foot, otherwise the central image is clean and clear and this tough piece remains very attractive. Persistent research shows the last time one of these rare pins came up for sale was seven years ago, suggesting supply is extremely limited. So advanced collectors of pinbacks will certainly want to pin their bids to this important "Fall Classic" souvenir featuring one of baseball's true all-time greats.