1906 Chicago White Sox World Championship Watch Fob Presented to James "Hub" Hart....
Presented is the first Championship award we've yet encountered from this first World Series contested entirely within a single city's borders, and just the third of baseball history. It was presented to back-up catcher James Henry "Hub" Hart, whose three seasons of Major League service were rendered solely in a ChiSox uniform. To ensure no misunderstanding, we stress that this fine relic is the modern equivalent of the Championship ring--the sole World Series victor's prize presented to the members of the winning team.
The obverse features the winged foot team logo, complete with an enameled white sock, ringed by the verbiage "World's Champions 'White Sox.'" Eagle wings and ball and bats iconography frames the design against a stars and bars background, with a single genuine diamond set into the top. The design is replicated on verso with a few modifications, the diamond swapped out for a sapphire and the engraved text "J. Hart, 1906" orbiting a central globe. Mild enamel wear represents the entirety of condition issues. Pendant (not inclusive of chain) measures approximately 1.25x1.75" and tests at fourteen karat gold. An exceedingly rare and aesthetically stunning Championship artifact makes its triumphant return to Chicago within this Platinum Night auction.
The fob is consigned to this event by the granddaughter of "Hub" Hart, with her signed letter of provenance.
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