Pittsburgh Pirates Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Pittsburgh Pirates Collectibles And Memorabilia are items connected with the American baseball team.

Brief history/biography

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a professional American baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The team was founded in 1882 and was originally called Allegheny, but changed their name to the Pittsburgh Alleghenys from 1887 to 1889. In 1890 the team changed their name again to the Pittsburgh Innocents, followed by the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1891 to 1911, and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1912.

Types of Pittsburgh Pirates Collectibles And Memorabilia

Baseballs

Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show in Timonium, Maryland sold Robert Clemente's last home run baseball (circa 1972) for $9,000 in October of 2005.

Baseball bats

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Honus Wagner's game-used baseball bat (circa 1914 to 1915) for $75,000 in August of 2011, and Roberto Clemente's 1960 World Series game-used baseball bat for $28,000 in August of 2011.

Baseball cards

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Honus Wagner's 1910 Tip Top Bread Pittsburgh Pirates baseball card for $20,000 in August of 2011.

Baseball caps

Robert Edward Auctions in Watchung, New Jersey sold Lloyd Waner's game-used Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap for $6,000 in May of 2004.

Pants

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Roberto Clemente's 1969 game-used Pittsburgh Pirates pants for $7,500 in November of 2011.

Trophies

Sotheby's in New York sold Honus Wagner's 1917 Silver Presentation Cup for $36,000 in June of 2005.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship Trophy which was presented to Barney Dreyfuss for $15,000 in April of 2010.

Photographs

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates panoramic photograph from The Paddy O'Connor Collection for $22,000 in August of 2011.

Sotheby's in New York sold a 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates team studio photograph for $9,000 in June of 2005.

Championship watches

Sotheby's in New York sold George Gibson's 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship gold pocket watch for $6,600 in December of 2005.

Documents

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a letter which was written and signed by Fred Clarke in 1909 and was mailed to the National League president Harry Pulliam during the Pirate's first World Championship season discussing a meeting between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals for $9,000 in April of 2010.

Championship Pins

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship pin which was presented to Paddy O'Conner for $8,000 in November of 2011.

Medallions

Sotheby's in New York sold George Gibson's 1909 World Series medallion for $6,000 in December of 2005.

Guide for Pittsburgh Pirates Collectibles And Memorabilia

Memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by Honus Wager (who played for the team from 1900 to 1917), George Gibson (from 1905 to 1916) Roberto Clemente (from 1955 to 1972), or Lloyd Waner (from 1927 to 1941 and 1944 to 1945) is considered to be the most valuable.

Memorabilia that dates back to before the 1950s is considered to be more rare than memorabilia from the 1960s to present, especially if the item features any of the team's former names.

Restoration of a Pittsburgh Pirates jersey, uniform, helmet, baseball, baseball hat, Championship pin, medallion, document, baseball glove or Championship ring is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia, visit the Pittsburgh Pirates official website, Sports Memorabilia or Fans Edge.

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