August 30, 2016
The 1927 Championship ring shown below belonged to star pitcher Herb Pennock:
Remarkably, this is the second Hall of Fame player’s 1927 World Series ring that Heritage Auctions has sold recently.
The Yankees have seven Hall of Famers from the 1927 squad, and Heritage sold another Hall of Famer’s 1927 Yankees ring a year ago for $155,350. That championship ring belonged to outfielder Earle Combs.
While personal tastes and baseball experts might be divided on the relative greatness of the two baseball hall of famers, no one could argue that the Pennock championship ring is far superior in terms of condition.
Combs’ 1927 World Series ring had decades of proud wear, smoothing the fine detailing of the soft fourteen-karat (14K) gold, while it appears that Pennock rarely wore his own championship ring, which left it in a pristine condition.
Personally, I’ve never seen a vintage 14K solid gold championship ring in such amazing condition.
Another interesting tidbit about this championship ring; it was consigned to auction by the Collins family, who are descendants of Hall of Famer Eddie Collins. It turns out that Collin’s son, Eddie Jr. married Pennock’s daughter Jane. A letter of provenance from the Collins family came with the Pennock championship ring.
Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like some privacy and want to sell your championship ring, please let me know.