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1932 Orbit Gum Earl Combs New York Yankees Baseball Pin Back Button
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This item is already sold1932 Orbit Gum Earl Combs New York Yankees Baseball Pin Back Button
Earl Combs   New York   Yankees   Baseball   Sports   Orbit Gum   Premium   Prize   Pin Back Button   Hall of Fame
The picture shows a view of this 1932 Orbit Gum Earl Combs New York Yankees Baseball Pin Back Button. The back is clean and silver. The pin is #111 of the 1932 Orbit Gum set. It has a color image of Hall of Famer Earl Combs and is marked as follows:

EARL COMBS
NEW YORK ''YANKEES''
111

The pinback button measures 13/16'' wide. It is in excellent condition as pictured. Below here is some Historical reference information that was found on Earle Combs:

Earle Bryan Combs
The Kentucky Colonel

Induction Information
Elected to Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee in 1970, Player
Born: May 14, 1899, in Pebworth, Kentucky
Died: July 21, 1976, in Richmond, Kentucky
ML Debut: 4/16/1924
Primary Position: Center Fielder
Bats: L Throws: R Primary Uniform: #1
Played For: New York Yankees (1924 - 1935)
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Post-Season: 1926 World Series, 1927 World Series, 1928 World Series, 1932 World Series

Hitting Bio
Earle Combs was an ideal lead off hitter for the legendary Yankee teams of the 1920s and early 1930s. A keen-eyed center fielder, he averaged nearly 200 hits and 70 walks a season during his prime years, helping him compile a .325 career batting mark. Combs' exceptional speed aided him both offensively and defensively, enabling him to lead the American League in triples three times and putouts twice. Unfortunately, a pair of serious collisions -- with an outfield wall in St. Louis in 1934 and with a teammate in 1935 -- shortened his productive career.

Quote
''If you had nine Combses on your ball club, you could go to bed every night and sleep like a baby.''
Miller Huggins

Did You Know... that on April 18, 1929, Earle Combs became the first member of the Yankees to step to the plate wearing a uniform number when he wore #1 on Opening Day against the Red Sox?

Hall of Fame Teammate: Babe Ruth

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1932 Orbit Gum Earl Combs New York Yankees Baseball Pin Back Button


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