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Description: Significant 1912 Joe Wood Boston Red Sox World Championship presentational charm. Elegant award piece executed in gold with an inlaid red enameled border having -Boston Red Sox Baseball Club World+s Champions+ text. The year -1912+ is at the center, set within baseball field decor, and accented with a pair of raised bats. Just above sits a large diamond of approx. .5 carat weight. Engraving on the back reads in full, -Presented To Joe Wood By Boston American B.B. Club+ and it is marked -14K+ and -Frank A. Gendreau, Boston.+ The charm weighs (20) grams and measures approx. 1.25+ across. Likely intended for use as a watch fob, the small handful to have surfaced from other team members are done in a smaller and far less intricate design. Just 22 years old in 1912, Smokey Joe Wood put forth an exceptional season long effort winning (34) games en route to a World Series appearance against the New York Giants. In a now Legendary performance he faced Christy Mathewson twice and is credited with (3) of the Red Sox wins including the final and deciding Game (8). He was arguably the most important player on the Red Sox first Championship team and it is fitting that a more substantive piece of jewelry was commissioned in his honor. From the era which pre-dates the presentation of now customary rings, it can be stated that this charm ranks among the more important pieces of Championship jewelry to have entered the marketplace. Includes letter of provenance with related jeweler+s letter corroborating origination from Wood Family Collection : EX/MT-NM
Estimated Price Range: ($40,000-$60,000)
Current EST:  10/19/18 3:34:09 AM
  Sold for Price: $75,000.00;