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Auction archive: Lot number 260

Casey Stengel's 1964 New York Mets Ring for Meritorious Service

Estimate
US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:
US$10,200
Auction archive: Lot number 260

Casey Stengel's 1964 New York Mets Ring for Meritorious Service

Estimate
US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:
US$10,200
Beschreibung:

Casey Stengel's 1964 New York Mets Ring for Meritorious Service The 1962 season was the debut for the Mets, and in spite of combining for a record of 231 losses vs. only 91 victories in their first two seasons, a measure of hope and frivolity persisted. The fans connected with this rag tag team in a way unseen since the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The brilliant stroke of hiring Casey Stengel would eventually pay off for the expansion team. Forty-five years and 2 World Series Championships later, the New York Mets are still one of the most beloved teams in baseball. An important token of the Mets indiminishable optimism, this ring was one of several issued by the Mets in 1964 in recognition of Meritorious Service on the part of key personnel who endured with the club through its difficult early years. None of these tokens was more aptly bestowed than this ring given to Casey Stengel. Produced by Balfour, the 10k gold ring features a Mets logo relief encrusted with a tiny diamond and two rubies (signifying Casey's service to the club in 1962 and 1963). The shanks feature the brand new Shea Stadium and Mr. Met. The initials "C.D.S." are engraved on the inside of the band. Near mint condition. Size 9 3/4. LOA from the Stengel family.

Auction archive: Lot number 260
Auction:
Datum:
5 Jun 2007
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
Beschreibung:

Casey Stengel's 1964 New York Mets Ring for Meritorious Service The 1962 season was the debut for the Mets, and in spite of combining for a record of 231 losses vs. only 91 victories in their first two seasons, a measure of hope and frivolity persisted. The fans connected with this rag tag team in a way unseen since the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The brilliant stroke of hiring Casey Stengel would eventually pay off for the expansion team. Forty-five years and 2 World Series Championships later, the New York Mets are still one of the most beloved teams in baseball. An important token of the Mets indiminishable optimism, this ring was one of several issued by the Mets in 1964 in recognition of Meritorious Service on the part of key personnel who endured with the club through its difficult early years. None of these tokens was more aptly bestowed than this ring given to Casey Stengel. Produced by Balfour, the 10k gold ring features a Mets logo relief encrusted with a tiny diamond and two rubies (signifying Casey's service to the club in 1962 and 1963). The shanks feature the brand new Shea Stadium and Mr. Met. The initials "C.D.S." are engraved on the inside of the band. Near mint condition. Size 9 3/4. LOA from the Stengel family.

Auction archive: Lot number 260
Auction:
Datum:
5 Jun 2007
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
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