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    1985 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ring Presented to Enos Slaughter from The Enos Slaughter Collection. Championship rings are counted among the greatest treasures of the collecting hobby, but several dozen of them are issued every year, perhaps more than one hundred when you consider all front office staffers. Compare that to just a small handful of annual presentations of rings like this, and you'll begin to appreciate just how rare and special an opportunity this lot represents. It's been nearly five years since our last presentation of such an elite Cooperstown relic, the only such specimen in fifteen years of our auction archives. This glorious specimen will bring our tally of Baseball Hall of Fame induction rings to two.

    Arguably the most significant item in The Enos Slaughter Collection, this elegant article of jewelry was worn proudly by the hero of the 1946 World Series from its 1985 presentation at his induction ceremony until his passing at the age of eighty-six in 2002. It represents the pinnacle of individual achievement in our national pastime, a literal symbol of immortality in the sport.

    A golden baseball is set into a black onyx stone on the face, encircled by raised text announcing, "Baseball Hall of Fame." Left shank is engraved "Right Field" and "Elected 1985," framing figural baseball imagery. Right shank is engraved "Enos Slaughter" above the Hall of Fame building in miniature, and engraved text reading, "The National Baseball Hall of Fame." Interior band is stamped "Balfour 10K." Years of proud wear are evident, with light chipping to the onyx face, but the ring still presents wonderfully. Size eleven (11). Letter of provenance from Slaughter family.



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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
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