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Lou Gehrig’s World Series Rings

March 11, 2015

Pictured below are authentic 1927 and 1938 Yankee Player World Series rings. Although not Gehrig’s actual rings, they offer a glimpse of what his rings looked like.

New York Yankee World Series 1927 Rings

The significance of the World Series rings above is that they are the first and last World Series rings Gehrig won as a player.

Lou Gehrig had an amazing Hall of Fame career – a lifetime .340 batting average, two time AL MVP titles, a Triple Crown in 1934, a three time AL home run champion, and the first Yankee player to have his number retired.

We just don’t know how many World Series rings he was awarded. According to Wikipedia (yea, I know, it’s Wikipedia), he was a 6-time World Series Champion (1927, 1928, 1932, and 1936-1938) but his last major league game was in April of 1939.

It became apparent to Gehrig in April of 1939 that he could no longer play at the level that he was accustomed to, so he retired. The Yankees went on to win the World Series again in 1939 for their fourth consecutive championship. Did they award a World Series ring to Gehrig? If they did, it would have been his seventh World Series Ring.

When the Yankees honored him on July 4th at Yankee Stadium, they officially labeled it as “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day”. The Yankees surprised him with a magnificent and beautiful, one of a kind trophy made by Dieges & Clust. Dieges & Clust manufactured the early Yankee championship rings, the Heisman Trophy, the Major-League baseball MVP and Cy Young awards.

The trophy made by Dieges & Clust for Gehrig was expensive; we know this thanks to Rob Lifson and his recent auction of the old Dieges & Clust archive records.

In all likelihood, the Yankees probably awarded Gehrig a team 1939 World Series ring that season, but I’m not 100% positive.

It’s a mystery what happened to Gehrig’s World Series rings. Barry Halper claimed to have once owned both Gehrig’s, and Ruth’s 1927 World Series rings. Charlie Sheen was photographed wearing Ruth’s rings a few years back, however no one is sure it’s an original or authentic ring.

Getting back to Lou Gehrig, I don’t believe a Gehrig World Series ring has ever been put in an auction or offered for sale.

I buy World Series rings. If you want to sell your World Series ring, please let me know.

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Yankees’ Radio Announcer John Sterling Loses Yankee World Series Rings in Fire

January 23, 2015

Sterling, the legendary voice to several generations of Yankees fans, lost almost everything he owned, but luckily he and everyone else in the apartment building were unharmed.

John Sterling and his World Series Rings

The New York Yankees’ radio voice for every inning of every game since 1989, (yes, you read that correctly), is grateful for the huge outpouring he’s received after the massive fire displaced nearly 1,000 residents of the complex in Edgewater NJ.

“I have to replace things, but I’m fine,” Sterling said. “I’m very lucky, very fortunate. I realize that.”

Sterling spent much of Thursday purchasing clothes and essentials and receiving phone calls.

Gone, along with almost everything Sterling owned, were his World Series rings and American League championship rings (the first six rings shown below from left to right). One World Series ring remained, the 2009 ring, which he was wearing (shown below on the far right).

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New York Yankee Championship rings

“I will say this; you can replace those, I guess,” Sterling said. “I’m not a possession-oriented person.”

Typically when something like this happens, the professional sports team will have the ring manufacturing company create replacement rings. In this instance, Balfour made every single ring shown above and the new ones will look identical to the lost championship rings.

Sterling has heard from “everyone” associated with the Yankees, from club president Randy Levine to traveling secretary Ben Tuliebitz to the security and media relations staff.

Clubhouse manager Lou Cucuzza Jr. is sending supplies to Sterling’s hotel room, his new temporary home.

“You never think of this – no one ever thinks it will ever happen to them,” Sterling said. “I didn’t have anything. I was wearing sneakers and jeans at the time.”

While this is extremely traumatic to the 1,000 people who lost their home, Sterling remained upbeat and thankful for the comforts he possesses — such as the handful of music CDs and tapes that were in his car trunk – and an abundance of friends wanting to help.

As Sterling mentioned, there are so many people thrust in similar situations who are far worse off.

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A Beautiful World Series Ring Set Worth Owning

January 7, 2015

Championship ring enthusiasts and collectors often mention that ring collecting is too expensive and they can’t afford to start or build a collection. Replica rings are often unlicensed and often offer poor quality. Here’s a replica set that is very affordable, displays well, and is a great way to start or build your championship ring collection:

St. Louis Cardinals World Series Rings

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper company, around 2009, released a World Series Ring replica set with an acrylic display case. I don’t know what they originally sold for, but the set quickly sold out. Many sets were available after they sold out on ebay and could be purchased for around $100.00. That’s an amazing value since that averages out to be around $10.00 per replica ring.

The old-time vintage World Series rings from 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, and 1946, were especially accurate in that set and purposely manufactured to look antiqued-aged. These six rings simply look amazing.

The remaining four rings were 1964, 1967, 1982, and 2006 World Series rings. In my opinion, the two from the 60s and one from the 80s were not as nice looking as the other rings in the set. The 2006 World Series ring looked pretty good, containing all the modern flash and bling found on today’s championship rings.

Around two years later, the Cardinals won another World Series and that meant that this wonderful set was now lacking the Cardinals latest championship ring.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch updated the set, and their new version contained the 2011 World Series ring. Additionally, they dramatically improved the display case, upgrading from an acrylic display to a glass championship ring presentation box that contained beautiful etchings.

The new set was priced at $129.95 but quickly sold out again.

You can find these rings on ebay at very reasonable prices.

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