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Lot 338

1959 Dodger World Championship Ring. After a disastrous 1958 season crushed the hopes of Los Angeles fans eager for a seamless transition for the boys from Brooklyn, the Dodger's victory over Milwaukee in the 1959 division championship bolstered hopes for Series success. In the first World Series played west of St. Louis, the games in Los Angeles set baseball attendance records, with the cavernous Coliseum hosting well over 92,000 people for each game. The Dodgers made up for 1958's disappointment with an exciting World Series, taking the series to six games before beating the White Sox in Chicago 9-3.
This ring, from the Dodger's second championship ever, has a picture of Los Angeles City Hall on one shank, bats and a baseball with Jim Gilliam's facsimile signature on the other and a diamond mounted on the face. There is minor wear on the shanks, but not very much (keep in mind, "Junior" Gilliam only had to wear this ring three years before the Dodgers won another one!), this piece is in very good to fine condition.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500.
From the Estate of James "Junior" Gilliam.

Realized $7,475

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