GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.
Great 1976 Indy 500 Pit Pass/Badge on Original Issue Card
ARTIFACT: Great 1976 Indy 500 pit pass/badge on original issue card. The badge shows a can of Valvoline Motor Oil in the center beside a race car with the year "1976" above. The top of the badge reads: "INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY" and the bottom shows the number: "3365". Overall, the badge features nice, intricate detail. The original card shows moderate age/storage wear and reads: "INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY CORPORATION 60TH INTERNATIONAL 500-MILE SWEEPSTAKES MAY 30TH, 1976". Beneath the badge, the card reads: "GOOD ON RACE DAY WITH OFFICIAL BADGE" and the bottom shows a large number: "1" and reads: "NOT GOOD FOR GATE ADMISSION". The reverse of the badge shows three marks, the center mark is a Bastian Bros. maker's mark that reads: "BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y."
VINTAGE: Circa 1976
SIZE: Approximately Card: 3-7/8" x 2"; Badge: 1-1/8" x 1-3/16"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cardstock, sterling
ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop in locking swivel catch
MARKINGS: "BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y.", Union stamp
ITEM NOTES: This is from an automobile racing collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAIN16 LIEX2/16
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine - Excellent - Overall): The badge shows minor wear, the card shows moderate age/storage wear, overall excellent condition.