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    The greatest baseball team in history!

    1927 New York Yankees World Series Championship Ring Presented to Mike Gazella. With the clarity of hindsight, the lopsided dominance of this most fabled edition of New York Yankees rosters seems as if it should have been apparent from the very start, but public sentiment (or at least that of leading oddsmakers and sportswriters) leaned south to Philadelphia on Opening Day of 1927. To be fair, Connie Mack's newest creation looked unbeatable on paper, the signing of three veteran legends-Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins and Zack Wheat-bolstering a roster already heavy with future Cooperstown talent. But the Yanks would set a blistering pace from the starting gun, winning their first six games to lead the American League from wire to wire, finishing a stunning nineteen games ahead of Connie Mack's second place club at the close of the regular season.

    During that memorable spring and summer, as the nation marveled at Charles Lindbergh's historic trans-Atlantic flight and the cruel fate of Dempsey's "Long Count" error, a thrilling subplot to the Yankee season slowly emerged. As any hope for a competitive American League pennant race grew progressively dimmer, fans nationwide fixed their collective gaze upon the twin engines of the Yankees' offensive juggernaut. All the way through August, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig traded round-trip clouts, each reaching forty-five before the latter broke stride, leaving Ruth to march that final mile to baseball history alone. The Babe would hit three homers in the final two games to reach an even five dozen and reaffirm his status as the king of the baseball world. His sidekick Lou Gehrig would settle for the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

    A four-game World Series sweep of the National League Champion Pittsburgh Pirates served as the fitting punctuation mark to close this historic campaign, the final brushstroke on the sport's greatest masterpiece.

    Presented is a thrilling relic from the most coveted championship vintage of them all, issued to utility infielder Mike Gazella, most commonly utilized during that peerless campaign as a substitution for third baseman Joe Dugan.

    The design conveys an understated elegance absent from the ostentatious monsters of the modern Championship breed, a large genuine diamond set at the center of the spokes of a star on the face, encircled by raised text announcing, "New York Yankees World Champions." Each shank delivers the same patriotic motif, an eagle in flight framed by the words "New York" above and the year "1927" below. Interior band measures to a size nine and three-quarters (9.75) and is artfully engraved with "M. Gazella" in the same scripted font seen on the few other '27 Yankees rings that have entered the collecting hobby. Dieges & Clust's maker's mark appears inside the band as well, along with a "14K" gold content identifier. Weight is twenty-seven grams (27 g.).

    Proud wear is evident, but ring still displays wonderfully. Babe Ruth's 1927 ring recently sold at auction for over $2 million.


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