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    1957-58 St. Louis Hawks Championship Ring Presented to Gene Kirby from The Gene Kirby Collection. The Atlanta Hawks organization has experienced plenty of up-and-downs during the team's existence. The team was founded in Buffalo in 1946 before going to Milwaukee, St. Louis and now Atlanta. While the organization has come close a few times, it has only tasted championship champagne once. In 1957-58, the Hawks won their only title. Hall of Famers Slater Martin, Ed Macauley, Cliff Hagan and Bob Pettitt chipped in as the Hawks gave the Celtics one of their few Finals defeats.

    This stunning size ten ring was presented to announcer Gene Kirby for his contributions through the airwaves. "NBA Champions 1957-1958" surrounds the perimeter while a raised image of a Hawk and diamond are centered. Kirby's initials are found on the sides. We searched the auction archives and can find only one other Hawks ring which has made it to the auction block. Weight is eighteen grams (18g.) and the ring is fourteen karat gold. The original box will accompany. Fine condition. Letter of provenance from Gene Kirby's daughter.


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    October, 2018
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 19
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