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Lot 184

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Lot Number: 184

Description: Important Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ring. Significant ring presented to Roy Campanella upon his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in recognition of his career as one of the greatest catchers in the history of the game. A star player in both the Negro and Mexican Leagues, Campanella transitioned into the Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League system in 1946 and would ultimately join Jackie Robinson in the Major Leagues in 1948. A fixture in every All-Star Game played from 1949 to 1956, Campy was the National League's Most Valuable Player (3) times in that same span of seasons. Ring features a jet black top face with inset diamond of approx. one half carat weight at center and "Baseball Hall of Fame" lettered around the edge. Roy Campanella himself originally had a stone set in the center of ring as these rings typically featured an inset brass baseball with the current diamond having been upgraded subsequently. Left shank has the name "Campanella" set atop a crossed bats and ball design which is captioned "Elected 1969" at bottom; right lists his position, "Catcher", above a relief of the Hall of Fame. "Balfour 10K" marked band has been resized and is currently size 11. A cherished honor, Campanella wore the ring frequently with resulting visible wear. One of the more historic of a select few Hall of Fame Induction rings we have been honored to handle and offered directly by the Campanella family. Includes letter of provenance from the Campanella family: EX-EX/MT

Estimated Price Range: ($50,000-$100,000)

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