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Lot Number: 18

Description: Fine Vin Scully 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ring. "Next Year" finally arrived for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955. After numerous seasons of National League success only to be thwarted in the World Series at the hands of the rival New York Yankees, the "Bums" from Brooklyn broke through in 1955. The team ran away from the rest of the teams in the National League finishing 13 1/2 games in front to secure the NL pennant. After five meetings in the World Series against the Yankees the Dodgers emerged victorious in seven games to win the 1955 World Championship. By 1955, Vin Scully had become the lead radio broadcaster for the Dodgers taking the place of the legendary Red Barber who had been Scully's mentor previously. More notably, the 1955 World Series marked the first games broadcasted to a national television audience. Appropriately, Vin Scully joined Yankees announcer Mel Allen to broadcast the Series on NBC television further exposing the nation as a whole to his remarkable talents as a broadcaster. Presented is the ring as given to Scully as a member of that hallowed 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship team. Ring top displays central diamond solitaire of approximately .50 carat weight set within a blue field. "Brooklyn World Champions" lettering encircling. Side panel has "Dodgers" in blue enamelwork inlaid onto globe shaped field with "1955" date. Other panel has "Vin Scully" autograph in blue enamel inlaid onto ball shaped decor with "B" underneath. Marked "HJ 14K" on interior ring band. Size 9 3/4. It is noted that Scully's particular ring was given to him by the club at a later date than the original player recipients as those were made by Dieges & Clust which was purchased by Herff Jones in 1980. This presentation occurred as a result of Scully not having received a ring in 1955 and as an iconic figure within the franchise certainly was deserving of same. Unique and very desirable World Championship ring with relation to the most fabled team and most iconic broadcaster in franchise history. Includes letter of provenance from Vin Scully: NM-MT

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

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