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    1990 Oakland Athletics American League Championship Ring Presented to Hitting Coach Merv Rettenmund. For a third consecutive season, the mighty A's captured the American League flag, matching the era of dominance they enjoyed nearly two decades early during the Mustache Gang days. This key memento of that third season atop the Junior Circuit was issued to hitting coach Rettenmund, who sharpened the skills of an offense whose 733 runs scored ranked third in the A.L.

    Crafted from stunning ten karat gold, the design features a tiny elephant with two brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately .08 carats each, and a third weighing about .15 carats. The diamonds represent three consecutive American League pennants, with the larger diamond representing the 1989 World Championship. "Oakland American League Champions" spans the perimeter. The left shank offers the A's logo, framed by the word "Rettenmund" and notations related to the A.L.C.S. sweep: "A-4 B-0." The right shank pictures Oakland Coliseum in miniature, with the words "1990 Athletics" and the incredible season attendance figure of "2,900,217." The interior band is stamped "10K Jostens." Size twelve (12). Weight is forty-nine grams (49g.). A special prize rarely made available in the collecting hobby, complete with its original wooden presentation box. One of three Oakland Championship rings consigned to this auction by Rettenmund. Letter of provenance from Merv Rettenmund.


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