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    1931 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Pocket Watch Presented to Gabby Street. Along with the fabulous ring likewise offered within this auction, St. Louis Cardinals manager Gabby Street was the proud recipient of this fine pocket watch noting his Championship accomplishment. The twenty-one jewel Waltham pocket watch features an enamel logo bird on the rear hatch, which opens to reveal an elegantly rendered engraving: "Presented to Charles 'Gabby' Street, Manager St. Louis Cardinals, 1931 World's Baseball Champions, by St. Louis Admirers, October 10th, 1931." The watch still functions perfectly, and is attached to an impressive fob in the form of a gold filled penknife with a platinum gold chain and eighteen karat white gold swivel and swing rings. Original Waltham case is included. Guide Value or Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

    The Charles "Gabby" Street Collection

    The following nine lots derive from the personal collection of Charles "Gabby" Street, whose long career as a player, a manager and a radio broadcaster made him a staple in Big League ballparks for over four decades. Widely credited with developing a young Walter Johnson into the game's most effective pitcher as the Big Train's Washington Senators catcher during Johnson's earliest seasons, Street would gain even greater notoriety as manager of the early 1930's St. Louis Cardinals, who would win two National League pennants and a World Championship under his guidance. All pieces derive directly from the Street family with their letter of provenance.



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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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