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    1972 Oakland Athletics World Series Ring Presented to Clubhouse & Equipment Manager Frank Ciensczyk. A combat veteran in both World War II and the Korean War, Frank Ciensczyk was a locker room security guard at Kesar Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers and a clubhouse assistant for the San Francisco Giants in the 1950's and 60's. In 1968, he was hired by the A's, in their first year in Oakland, as their clubhouse and equipment manager and was with them when they captured five consecutive A.L. East pennants and three consecutive World Series crowns in the 1970's. When Reggie Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993, he invited his old friend Frank Ciensczyk who had cared for his bats all those years ago.

    Offered here is the very ring presented to the Athletics' beloved clubhouse & equipment manager. It displays a singular, real one-carat diamond set inside a baseball diamond atop a large green oval-shaped stone, surrounded by "1972 World Champions." The left side announces "World Series, A's 4 Reds 3" along with owner Charlie O. Finley's facsimile signature and "S+S=S" (Finley's mantra of "sweat plus sacrifice equals success"). The right side reports "Oakland," "A's 3 Tigers 2," the team logo on a raised baseball, and "Ciensczyk." Meanwhile, the inner band is stamped "Jostens 14K" and inscribed "Frank Ciensczyk." Measuring to a size of nine-and-three-quarters (9.75), the ring weighs twenty-nine grams (29 g.).

    The 1972 ring is the best of the Oakland trifecta, as the later two were void of any precious stones and exhibited a lesser grade of workmanship. A tremendous artefact from the "Team of the 70's" presenting in superb condition. This lot includes the original Jostens box.


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    May, 2019
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
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