December 11th, 2013 Holiday Catalog Auction (#40)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/12/2013.
This size 10.5, 10k gold ring weighs 27 grams. The ring was made to commemorate New York Yankees pitcher David Wells’ perfect game, the 13th in MLB history, thrown against the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 1998. Wells gave the rings to each of his teammates for their support in the perfect game. This ring was presented to outfielder Darryl Strawberry by Wells during a pregame ceremony amidst a doubleheader against the Anaheim Angels on August 26, 1998. The top panel of the ring reads “PERFECT GAME 1998” surrounding a silver-colored stylized baseball diamond in relief with a .25-carat round-cut diamond in the center as the pitcher’s mound, plus four .015-carat round-cut diamonds in place of the bases and home plate. The left panel features the casted image of the Yankee Stadium scoreboard on the day of Wells’ historic effort; it shows the time of the last recorded out “4:19” along with the box score. Adjacent below is the casted image of the Yankees’ interlocking “NY” logo. The right panel features the casted image of Yankee Stadium as well as the date of Wells’ famous achievement, “5/17/98”, in relief below. The inside of the ring is stamped “BALFOUR 10K”, the same company that produced the World Championship rings for the ‘98 New York Yankees; considered one of the best teams ever having compiled a franchise season record of 114-48. Engraved to the left of the stamp is the player name “STRAWBERRY”. The ring is in NRMT condition and is accompanied by a LOA from Darryl’s ex-wife Charisse Strawberry. A rare opportunity to own one of these rare rings presented by Wells as a “trophy” for each player to enjoy in recognition for participating in one of baseball’s rarest feats — the perfect game.
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Minimum Bid: $500
Price Realized: $7,199
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
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