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Description: Important 1959 Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox AL Championship ring. Minnie Minoso played for the Chicago White Sox from 1951-57 developing into an elite player with three All-Star appearances and finished within the top five for the AL MVP voting twice. His exceptional play and leadership, exhibited both on and off the field, played a substantial role in the White Sox resurgence as a winning club during the 1950s era. At the end of the 1957 season Minoso was traded to the Cleveland Indians for pitcher Early Wynn. The trade proved to be a key move by the club en route to the -Go Go White Sox+ of 1959 who captured the American League pennant. Although Minoso enjoyed several of the finest seasons of his career with the Indians he was deeply disappointed not to have been able to participate in the magical 1959 season with the White Sox. In December of 1959, White Sox owner Bill Veeck traded with the Indians again to get Minoso back with the team. In appreciation for all that Minnie had done for the club during the 1950s period in contributing to their success in 1959 Minoso was presented with a 1959 AL Championship ring in the beginning of the 1960 season. It was an unprecedented and significant gesture which clearly illustrated the high regard in which Minoso was held by the White Sox franchise and Veeck himself. Offered is the original 1959 Chicago White Sox American League Championship ring as presented to Minoso by Bill Veeck. Elegantly simplistic in design the 14K gold ring features an inset panel on top with a central diamond having -White Sox+ gold inlay on royal blue field. -American League Champions 1959+ lettering encircles the center panel. -O.Minoso+ name engraved on the interior ring band along with proper Balfour 14K hallmarks. Overall condition is very fine with some expected wear to the surface area of the ring top including a small fissure in the blue field under the diamond. Highly desirable and significant championship ring which is most certainly one of the more important Chicago White Sox championship rings to have been offered publicly. Includes letter of provenance from the Minoso family: EX
Estimated Price Range: ($15,000-$30.000)
Current EST:  11/17/18 3:51:15 AM
  Sold for Price: $12,000.00;