Lot # 10: 1955 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Championship Sample Ring – Full John Brigandi LOA

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 10)
1955 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Championship Sample Ring – Full John Brigandi LOA

JACKIE RING!!! Presented here is a breathtaking Near-Mint 10 karat gold 1955 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship sample ring bearing the engraved signature (enameled in bold Dodger blue) of the iconic Jackie Robinson. It's no secret that the late Jackie Robinson is one of the most significant all-time sports figures, with his breaking of the MLB color barrier in 1947 paving the way for a myriad of talented African-Americans in various sports. Momentous to say the least, Jackie Robinson's landmark and courageous act changed the face of not only American sports but an entire Nation that was battling the excruciating agony of racial injustice. The ring itself reveals an oval blue stone at the top with an approximate .50 carat weight CZ stone cut into center. Left shank is bat and baseball motif with Jackie Robinson's signature across the sweet spot and Brooklyn "B" below. The actual ring is on prominent display at the Jackie Robinson Museum in Manhattan, New York.

Opposite (right) shank is "Dodgers" team logo enameled in blue across a globe with the year and "1955" in raised numbers below, celebrating "Dem Bum's" only championship. Engraved HJ-10K on interior ring band. In 1980, Herff Jones, a renowned ring maker, purchased Dieges & Clust which made the rings for Robinson and his teammates. Salesman samples have been generally made from the same mold as the rings given to the players. Salesmen show them off to colleges and pro teams as bona fide examples of their companies' quality, and since they were never intended to be sold to collectors, they exist in limited quantities. Samples have been around for years, offering a more affordable way to acquire a championship ring, and we cannot imagine a more significant exemplar than one representing the immortal Jackie Robinson's sole MLB Championship! - Includes LOA from prestigious, 65-year-old Brigandi Coins & Collectibles

MIN BID $1,500

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