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    1989 Oakland Athletics World Championship Ring. The victor's prize for a Fall Classic that is immortalized in baseball history as "The Earthquake Series" for the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck just prior to the start of the third game, necessitating a ten-day delay in the contest. The Athletics were shaken but not stirred, however, picking up right where they had left off to complete their sweep of the cross-bay rival San Francisco Giants. Presented here is the ring awarded to A's minor league infield instructor Rick Burleson, who had been an All-Star shortstop during his playing days. A large diamond rests at the center of a green stone on the face, ringed by twenty smaller diamonds and raised text announcing "Oakland Athletics World Champs." Left shank bears the owner's surname above a classic elephant logo waving a "World Series Champs" flag and text recounting the four to nothing sweep. Right shank reports "1989 World Series Battle of the Bay," above a miniature World Series trophy. Band measures to a size nine and is stamped "10K Jostens." A special prize rarely made available in the collecting hobby, complete with its original wooden presentation box. One of two Oakland Championship rings consigned to this auction by the Burleson family.


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    May, 2013
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