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    1934 Tex Carleton St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Ring. Exceptionally desirable prize was awarded to James Otto "Tex" Carleton for his efforts as part of a Gashouse Gang stable of pitchers that included Dizzy Dean, Jesse Haines, Dazzy Vance and Burleigh Grimes. Tex's sixteen victories in 1934 ranked him third behind the mighty Dean brothers, and he started Game Four of the Series, and relieved Diz in Game Five. The ring comes to us from Carleton's first cousin, who had loaned the important artifact along with Tex's glove, team signed baseball and Series stubs (all also found within this auction) to the museum at Ameriquest Field, home of the Texas Rangers. After several years upon display in Arlington, the ring has now found its way to the Heritage auction block, destined to bring a distinctive sparkle to one collector's trophy room. The fourteen-karat gold relic boasts a gorgeous .90 carat genuine diamond at center, set in a pink stone and encircled by raised text reading "World Champions St. Louis Cardinals." Each shank offers the Cardinals distinctive bird, bat and baseball motif. The shanks show expected wear from its proud owner, whose name "J.O. Carleton" is engraved inside the band. The wear has erased the final four letters of Tex's surname here. Size 10.5. Considering the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals' status as among the most fabled of all Major League squads, and Carleton's tremendous relevance as a member of perhaps the greatest pitching staff ever, this ring should garner tremendous attention from ring collectors and baseball afficionados alike. Notarized letter of provenance from Carleton's cousin will accompany this lot.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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