Jun 14 2008
A Vanderbilia record was set on June 7, 2008 when a souvenir pin from the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race sold for $2,805 on Ebay to a Long Island collector. The pin was described by the seller as follows: " PIN, MEDAL, BADGE SOUVENIR in WONDERFUL condition-AND ATTACHED TO ORIGINAL CARDBOARD BACKING FROM WHEN IT WAS SOLD!!!- TOP NAME PLATE STATES "SOUVENIR"AND A RED WHITE AND BLUE RIBBON (HAS A CREASE THAT CAN EASILY IRON OUT) IS ATTACHED-FOLLOWED BY A PIN, BUTTON, ENCASED IN A BEZEL (APPROX2-1/8 IN. LONG AND 2 IN. WIDE) TROPHY SHOWN IN PIC SHOWS A VINTAGE RACING AUTO. ALL OF THIS IS BACKED BY A DEEP RED/BURGANDY RIBBON APPROX 6 IN. LONG AND 2 IN. WIDE - THE RIBBON IS INSCRIBED "3RD VANDERBILT CUP RACE L.I. OCT. 6, 1906."