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    1948 Nabisco Shredded Wheat Ted Williams Ring The rarest of all baseball rings. It's easy to see why -- it looks like a strong wind could break this thing in half. A skinny, inch-tall plastic ballplayer swinging a bat no thicker than a pencil lead at a ball attached to a thin wire. One thing we know for sure, if we would have had this incredibly cool ring as a kid, it would have lasted exactly five seconds. We can't be certain how many of these were shipped from Nabisco headquarters, but if one in a thousand is still alive today, it would be very surprising. Search the internet and you'll see for yourself -- the ring is quite famous, and there are several articles that make mention of it, photographs that picture it. But nobody is selling. Nobody even knows where one is. So if you're in the market, the iron is hot and it's time to strike. It could be a long wait until the next one. There's so much to love about this ring that it's hard to decide where to begin. Particularly charming is the fact that, though the body is entirely white, the manufacturers gave it red socks, though in actuality they sort of came out pink. A little lever at the edge of the ring makes the body spin, and swing at the ball on the wire. The band segment of the ring is adjustable, and Ted's facsimile signature appears on each side above bats and ball imagery. Condition is simply Mint, challenging all laws of probability.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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