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    1982 Washington Redskins Super Bowl Championship Ring Presented to William Shea. Despite the 2009 demolition of his eponymous ballpark, the surname Shea will always resonate most loudly in the baseball community, and rightfully so. It was William Shea, prominent lawyer and founder of the Continental League, who was most instrumental in bringing National League baseball back to the Big Apple after a five-year absence, birthing the New York Mets. Far fewer sports fans are aware that Shea was a key figure in the founding of the New York Islanders franchise of the NHL, or that he was a minority owner of the Washington Redskins of the NFL.

    It was for these gridiron contributions that the enterprising sports executive earned this shimmering symbol of excellence, signifying his Redskins' defeat of Dan Marino's Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII. Seventeen diamonds form a football on the ring face, recognizing the seventeenth edition of American sports' most celebrated contest. "1982 Washington Redskins World Champions" frames the football imagery, which is set in a red stone. A Redskins helmet in miniature dominates the design of the left shank, framed by the words "Shea, Director." The right shank announces "Super Bowl XVII, Hail to the Redskins," above imagery of the Lombardi Trophy, the Capitol, the team logo and the "27-17" final score of the game.

    The interior band is stamped "10K" with a Josten's maker's mark. The ring tips the scales at just short of forty-five grams, with approximately .75 carat weight of diamonds. Finger size is twelve. Fine condition. Please note that this is the same ring format that was awarded to the players.






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