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    1999 All-Century Team Presentational Gold Pocket Watch from The Brooks Robinson Collection. Even with the recent implementation of a policy that lends relevance to the outcome of the Midsummer Classic--home field advantage for the victorious League in that season's World Series--the sport's most heralded exhibition tends to be forgotten as soon as it's over. Many of us could name the World Championship team of any season, but few care to commit All-Star results to memory, the game far more a grand spectacle than a true battle for superiority. But even the most casual baseball fan couldn't forget July 13, 1999 at Fenway Park, arguably the most significant edition of the contest since the first.

    As endings so often do, this last All-Star Game of the 1900's inspired promoters to look backwards, to take stock of the hundred years that had passed and to honor the greatest players of that period as the All-Century Team. Those still living took to the Fenway diamond to be honored to thunderous applause, but the appearance of the legendary Ted Williams, who had made his home field debut on that same ground six decades earlier, nearly brought the house down. Nobody who witnessed the poignant scene, whether in the stands, on the field, or at home in front of the television, could ever forget it.

    As such, relics from that momentous occasion are properly and feverishly coveted by collectors, and this offering ranks with the most significant relics ever to emerge from the event. It is the gold Tiffany & Co. pocket watch issued to Robinson in recognition of his membership in a brotherhood even more exclusive than the Baseball Hall of Fame. The lid of the watch is engraved with the logo of the "Major League Baseball All-Century Team," while the back supplies the historic attribution: "Brooks Robinson, Third Baseman, All-Century Team."

    The watch remains in pristine condition, measuring approximately 1.75" in diameter and trailing a gold chain fourteen inches (14") in length. Ten karat gold (10k). All Tiffany & Co. packaging is present. One of the rarest and most historically significant awards ever offered at auction. Letter of provenance from Brooks Robinson.


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