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    The Red Wings honor a departed legend...

    2008 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Championship Ring Presented to Sid Abel's Widow.
    Sid Abel earned three Stanley Cup Championships of his own as a player for the Red Wings (1943, 1950, 1952), and would serve decades beyond as a coach and broadcaster for the franchise. So even though he had been gone for eight years when Lidstrom and Hasek recaptured Lord Stanley's glorious Cup in 2008, the franchise remembered their fallen hero at Championship ring production time.

    That ring is presented here, consigned to auction by the wife of Abel's grandson. It's a "B-level" ring, nearly identical in format to those issued to the players who earned theirs on the ice, spangled by a sea of genuine diamonds on the face which decorate a team logo and figural Cup amidst the raised text, "Stanley Cup Champions." Left shank reads, "Abel, Red Wings" with an NHL logo and three individual diamonds, presumably representing Abel's three Championships, though this is admittedly speculation. Right shank recounts all past Detroit glories with miniature Stanley Cups and more glimmering diamonds.

    Interior band measures to a size eleven and a half (11.5) and is engraved with the word "Family" and stamped "Intergold 10K." Total weight is fifty grams (50 g.). Fine condition. Letter of provenance from Abel family.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2018
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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