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1958 St. Louis Cardinals Tour of Japan Press Pin

Lot Number 84

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Enduring a stretch of five losing campaigns in six seasons for the first time since 1915-1920, the St. Louis Cardinals underwent management changes and a rebuilding effort during the late-1950s. Embracing their last chance to showcase an aging Stan Musial on a big baseball stage, the Redbirds headed east - far east - on a 1958 tour of Japan. This decidedly rare press pin was issued for that endeavor. Crafted by Balfour, the colorful metallic keepsake features the Cardinal bird perched on a baseball bat with a gilded legend reading "1958 - JAPAN - SHIN ZEN RYO KO." The international diamond relic presents wonderfully with post/nut intact.

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