June 5th, 2013 Summer Games Catalog Auction (#38)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 6/6/2013.
The 1968 Detroit Tigers, Champions of the American League, defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, Champions of the NL, in seven games in the ‘68 World Series. For the Tigers, it was the team’s eighth pennant, and third World Series championship. Detroit pitcher Denny McLain won the Cy Young Award and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player after winning 31 games. Mickey Lolich pitched three complete games, and won all three, to earn World Series MVP honors. As a relief pitcher, Fred Lasher pitched roughly fifty innings for the Tigers in 1968, earning five saves and a 5-1 record. This ring was presented to Lasher after he and his teammates won the ‘68 Fall Classic. This size 12, 14k gold players ring weighs 31 grams. The top panel reads “DETROIT TIGERS WORLD CHAMPIONS” surrounding a black stone with a .45-carat round-cut diamond in the center. The right panel features a banner engraved with the player name “LASHER” above the casted image of the Tigers’ “D” logo, two baseball bats and a ball. The left panel reads “1968” in relief above the casted image of a Tiger’s face and a baseball mitt and ball. The inside of the ring is stamped “BP 14K”. The ring is in NRMT condition and is accompanied by a LOA from Fred Lasher.
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Minimum Bid: $5,000
Price Realized: $15,569
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
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