While much of the focus on the 1919 World Series surrounds the Chicago White Sox and gambling conspiracies, the Cincinnati Reds organization touts its title with enthusiasm. The recent consignment of a 1919 World Series pin–forerunner to the World Series ring–is lobbing a little more love at the team that history kind of forgot.
As we revealed last month, Robert Edward Auctions has the pin in its upcoming annual catalog event. It’s a rare–and significant–find considering the saga of that Series.
The pin is also generating new respect for its original recipient, first baseman Jake Daubert.
The player some call “The Best First Baseman Not in the Hall of Fame” was the glue that held the ’19 Reds together–popular in the clubhouse and a terror on the field. Cincinnati.com dug into the Daubert angle after learning about what is surely the greatest relic from his playing days.