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    1921 New York Giants World Championship Pendant Presented to Albert "Cozy" Dolan with Season Pass from The Year He was Banned From Baseball. Albert "Cozy" Dolan's career spanned seven years but the way he exited the game was rather distinctive. While serving as a coach in 1924, Dolan along with Giants utility infielder Jimmy O'Connell were permanently banned from the game by baseball czar Kenesaw Mountain Landis for their roles in trying to bride Heinie Sand of the Phillies to throw a game during the pennant race. In baseball annals, it was known as The O'Connell-Dolan scandal.

    Presented is the fourteen-karat gold prize issued to Dolan for his services as a coach in 1921, a gorgeously crafted pendant from the fabled artisans of "Dieges & Clust," whose mark appears on verso. The face features a female victory form holding a laurel wreath and a shield inset with a genuine quarter-karat diamond. Text reads, "Giants, World's Champions, 1921." On verso, text reads, "Presented to A.J. Dolan by the Commissioner of Baseball." Some of the text has worn away, namely the portion below Dolan's name. The year on front is also diminished from wear. Weight is twenty-eight grams (28g.). Ironically, we also offer Dolan's silver season pass from that fateful 1924 season. The front announces, "Giants, 1924, Open Gate, Chas.H. Stoneham, Pres," with verso engraved with serial number "488" and Dolan's name. Maker's mark, "Lambert Bros, Sterling," is at bottom verso. Moderate wear visible.


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    February, 2019
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