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    1955 Gabby Hartnett Hall of Fame Induction Presentational Wristwatch. We've only seen one other example of this impressive wristwatch, the example issued to Hartnett's fellow 1955 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe DiMaggio. We've tracked the presentation to a Fenway event matching the date of "May 7, 1955" engraved above Hartnett's name on the back of the watch case. "Hall of Fame" day at the Boston ballpark brought out past greats, as an article in the "Lowell Sun" reported:

    "Of course, we never saw Cy Young pitch or 'Home Run' Baker belt the ball but we got a great thrill out of seeing fellows like Jimmy Foxx, Joe DiMaggio, Carl Hubbell, Paul Waner, Mickey Cochrane, Charley Gehringer, 'Gabby' Hartnett and Ted Lyons in uniform again."


    Lord Elgin watch exhibits wear to the dial and will not wind, but a trip to the jeweler could likely remedy both issues. A special memento from the author of the "Homer in the Gloamin'" and a star-studded day at Fenway.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
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