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    1945 Cleveland Rams NFL Championship Player's Tie Bar - Presented to Ralph Ruthstrom. It's not often that a professional sports team achieves success one season and then relocates its franchise the next year. Nevertheless, that's exactly what transpired in 1946 after the Cleveland Rams were victorious in the 1945 NFL Championship Game. Shortly after defeating Sammy Baugh and his Washington Redskins on December 16, 1945, by a score of 15-14, Rams owner Dan Reeves pressured the NFL to allow his team to relocate to Los Angeles and the team became the first Southern California NFL squad since the 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers. Offered here is running back Ralph Ruthstrom's 14k gold, gold filled tie bar from the Rams' 1945 championship, and the franchise's last season in Cleveland. Presenting an attractive enamel Rams design at the center, it has "1945", "The Rams" and "World Champions" around the perimeter, in addition to "Ralph Ruthstrom" engraved on the verso. An ultra scarce piece that even the most serious gridiron enthusiasts most likely have never seen.

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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