1953 New York Yankees World Championship Ring Presented to Joe
The mighty Yanks made it five Fall Classic victories
in a row this year, putting the finishing touch on the greatest era
of domination ever orchestrated by a Major League franchise. Here
we present the treasure waiting at the end of that brilliant
rainbow for first baseman Joe Collins, who had been a fixture at
the primary sack for the bulk of those glory years. The ring comes
to us from Joe's son with his letter of provenance, which notes
that this was his father's most cherished Championship award, only
worn on truly special occasions, like Old Timers' Days at Yankee
Stadium. This loving care accounts for the splendid Mint condition
of this gorgeous keepsake, featuring a glimmering diamond set in a
number "5" on the face, punctuating the incredible Championship
streak. "New York Yankees, World Champions" rings the perimeter.
Each shank features the classic "hat and bat" Yankees logo and the
year "1953." Engraved inside the size 11.5 band is "Joseph E.
Collins." Almost assuredly the finest surviving example of this
coveted ring in terms of condition, and a fine remembrance of a
solid contributor to a decade of wonderful Bronx memories.
Note that only eighteen of these rings were ever made, and this is
just the second 1953 model to reach the auction block. Since this
was the fifth straight Championship for the Yanks, many players and
staff opted for other gifts besides rings, accounting for the
scarcity today. Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.
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