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Grimes Chicago Cubs

Grimes Chicago Cubs Chicago Button Muesum
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Grimes - Chicago "Cubs" 26
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Illustration of Burleigh Grimes in profile wearing a blue cubs baseball hat, white shirt and white gloves with a band of yellow across the bottom with dark blue text on it and more blue text beneath it. The background is light green.

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Burleigh Grimes was the last pitcher allowed to throw a spitball. This hot-headed Hall of Famer played for many teams, Pittsburg, New York, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Boston and Chicago (1932-33).

This button is part of the Orbit Gum baseball series, a 54-player set issued by Orbit Gum Company of Chicago starting in 1932. Orbit had a brand of gum known as “Tattoo” which issued the baseball series buttons.

Read more about the History of Cubs Buttons on the Busy Beaver blog.

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