MastroNet Winter 2003
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Please Note: It is possible that the center stone has been replaced. The only other example from this period displays a blue oval stone with a diamond in the center.
Presented is an original championship ring from one of the most significant seasons in Brooklyn Dodger history—the year Jackie Robinson shattered Major League Baseball's color barrier. Robinson was named baseball's first-ever "Rookie of the Year" for his performance in 1947. He led his team to the NL pennant with a .297 average, 125 runs scored, and a League-leading 29 stolen bases. Ultimately, the Dodgers would fall to their cross-town rivals, the New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in the World Series. This spectacularly visual ring (sized many decades ago to an "8-1/2") was evidently worn with pride for many years, yet nonetheless displays with a regal, commanding presence. All of the lettering is intact, and the raised perimeter ("BROOKLYN DODGERS") is especially well defined. The ring is crowned by a Dodger-blue stone. Its shanks are engraved with "Dodgers" on one side and "N.L. Champs 1947" on the other. Did we say that 1947 was one of the most significant seasons in Brooklyn Dodger history? Make that one of the most significant seasons in the history of American professional sports. About Excellent condition.
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Champions Ring
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