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    1998 San Diego Padres National League Championship Ring Presented to Hitting Coach Merv Rettenmund. The legendary Tony Gwynn led his Padres to the Fall Classic for the second and final time during his Hall of Fame career in 1998, but they came face-to-face with the greatest Yankees team since Murderer's Row in the World Series, falling in four straight. Rettenmund was hitting coach for the high-octane Padres offense, earning this beautiful consolation prize after San Diego supplied the final four wins to the Yanks' absurd 125-50 regular and postseason record.

    Genuine diamonds stud a logo "SD" set into a blue stone on the ring face, with raised lettering at the edges reporting, "Padres National League Champions." Left shank provides the surname and jersey number of Rettenmund framing an image of the Warren Giles National League Championship Trophy. Right supplies the vintage and a team logo. Interior band is stamped with the Josten's logo and "10K." Weight is thirty-four grams (34g.). Size thirteen (13). Fine condition in original hinged wooden display case. Letter of provenance from Merv Rettenmund.


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