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Lot # 804 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Babe Ruth Hall of Fame Ring (Sample)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $10,440.00

This Babe Ruth Hall of Fame induction ring is a handsome piece of 10K gold jewelry produced many years ago in the likeness of the rings presented since the 1960s by the Baseball Hall of Fame to new inductees. This is a sample ring, as opposed to a ring actually presented to Ruth upon his induction. This sample is what Babe Ruth's ring would have looked like had this practice been in place in 1936. The exact year of its production is unknown, but probably dates to the time of the first production of Hall of Fame induction rings. Very few rings are more exclusive and prized by their recipients than Hall of Fame rings. Understandably, very few are ever offered for public sale. They tend to be kept by the players and their families. This sample ring, the first of its type we have ever seen, offers a very rare (possibly unique) opportunity to acquire a Hall of Fame induction ring, designed as if presented to Babe Ruth, at a fraction of what an example actually presented to a player would sell for if available. Stamped "10K" on the inside. On the top is a gold baseball set upon a black background surrounded by "Baseball Hall of Fame." Babe Ruth's name appears on one side of the ring, above an image of the Hall of Fame. His position of "outfield" appears above a crossed bat and ball design on the opposite side, along with the date of his 1936 election into the Hall. The ring size is 10. In Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $10,440.00

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