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    2002 San Francisco Giants National League Championship Ring in Original Box Presented to Willie McCovey from The Willie McCovey Collection. The 2002 World Series switched momentum when the Anaheim Angels staged a six-run rally in Game 6 against San Francisco. Game 7 was a mere formality as the Angels won their first World Series championship. The Giants were left to wallow following their collapse and finished as National League champions.

    This impressive size eleven and a half (11.5) ring honors the Giants of 2002. "National League Champions Giants" surrounds a semi-oval black stone with diamonds filling in the team reference. The left shank has the following raised: "McCovey," "San Francisco" and an image of Pacific Bell Park. The right side includes notations of each Giants pennant, "2002 Champs," "National League" and "Giants." "14k" is engraved inside. Measures to a size eleven and a half (11.5) and weighs fifty-three grams (53 g.).

    The original ring box (with "2002 National League Champions, Giants, Willie McCovey" inscription plate) and outer carton (with "McCovey") will both attend. Presents in beautiful condition. Letter of provenance from Willie McCovey's widow.


    More Information: The Willie McCovey Collection

    He was called "the scariest hitter in baseball" by Bob Gibson (the game’s scariest pitcher), leading the National League in intentional walks four times, and twice claiming two-thirds of the National League Triple Crown. After twenty-two seasons in the Majors—nineteen in San Francisco--McCovey retired second only to the great Babe Ruth in left-handed homers (521). He’d enter the Hall of Fame on his first ballot, only the sixteenth player to enjoy such an expeditious Cooperstown induction. Though McCovey spent much of his career haunted by his 1962 World Series-ending liner—a ball that almost certainly would have provided his Giants a walk-off victory had it eluded Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson’s grasp—he remains one of the most beloved figures in franchise history. Long homers to right field—the kind which Stretch supplied in droves—now land in a cove named for McCovey at the Giants’ home ballpark.

    The pages that follow contain the most impressive and comprehensive assembly of McCovey memorabilia that exists, consigned to auction by his widow, who will provide a letter of provenance for each lot. Highlights include his 1969 National League MVP Award, his 1982 "Babe Ruth Crown," his 1986 Hall of Fame induction ring and plaque, and his better-late-than-never World Championship ring for his front office contributions to the winning cause of the 2014 San Francisco Giants.


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