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    The same format issued to a rookie Babe Ruth

    1915 Boston Red Sox World Championship Pendant Presented to Everett Scott. He was one of the most sure-handed middle infielders of the pre-war game, leading American League shortstops in fielding percentage every season between 1916 and 1922. But it is another streak for which Scott is best remembered, a string of 1,307 consecutive appearances that stood as a record until the noble Lou Gehrig knocked him from his perch. Scott's remains the third-longest consecutive games streak in Major League history.

    But those nine seasons of perfect attendance had not yet begun when this exceedingly rare symbol of achievement was issued to the twenty-two year old teammate of Babe Ruth, who rookied with Scott on the 1914 BoSox squad. The Babe's 1915 Championship medal has never surfaced in the hobby however, nor has any other example crossed the auction block in the past fifteen years of sales records. There is every reason to believe that the single opportunity at ownership of this third World Championship award in Red Sox franchise history is represented by this Platinum Night offering.

    Those experienced in the award collecting subgenre are well aware that the Championship ring for World Series victory first debuted in 1922 and became the standard format in 1926. Before that time, pendants and watch fobs were the most common player prize. This elegantly-crafted representation utilizes design features effectively identical to those found on the 1911 Athletics and 1914 Braves models, suggesting that all were crafted by the same jeweler in that era. A real diamond rests at the center of a figural baseball diamond on the face of the primary emblem, ringed by concentric circles of "World's Champions 1915" text and laurel wreath design respectively. Verso is artfully engraved "Everett Scott."

    This disc (1.25" diameter) dangles from an ornate golden link that is attached to another by means of a black leather ribbon. We have evidence of one other 1915 Championship medallion in the hobby, but this other model lacks one of the links and the leather. We believe this to be the only example that exists in as-issued format. Beyond light wear to the leather, the award survives in nearly pristine condition. Full length is five inches. Gold tests at fourteen karats.






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    February, 2015
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