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    1926 Bob O'Farrell St. Louis Cardinals Presentational Pocket Watch. Gorgeous fourteen-karat white gold "Illinois" open face pocket watch served as a symbol of gratitude to starting catcher Robert (Bob) Farrell for his service in the successful capture of the National League flag. The elegant engraved inscription on verso reads "Presented to R.A. O'Farrell of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club, National League Champions by St. Louis Fans, October 7, 1926." Check your baseball calendar and you'll find that this corresponds with Game Five of the Fall Classic, an extra innings three to two victory for Babe Ruth and the visiting Yanks. The watch does not appear to be currently functional but its pristine physical condition would suggest that a technician could revive its ticking pulse. A splendid artifact presented the day after Ruth's three-home run performance for a hospitalized kid named Johnny Sylvester, and three days before G.C. Alexander's clutch bases-loaded strike out of Tony Lazzeri to clinch the Series. Watch measures 1.75" in diameter.

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    November, 2011
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