December 21, 2017
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to the readers of this championship ring blog! Here’s possibly the first championship ring promotional piece that was sent at Holiday time:
Thank you Nathan, a loyal reader of this blog who sent me this tweet.
This is an amazing piece of sports history and if any of these cards survive today, they are probably quite rare and valuable.
This card is over sixty years old, and back in the 1930′s, 40′s, and 50′s championship rings were nowhere close to being the talk of the town and one of most craved items an athlete could wish for.
In fact Lou Gehrig, as he grew his collection of World Series rings throughout his career, would have them cut-up and take the tops of the rings and put them on a bracelet for his wife.
And a couple of Yankee players, getting tired of their growing collection of World Series rings during the 1950s, requested the team send them something other than a championship ring.
Do you think these two situations would occur today?
The way championship rings were an afterthought during this time period, makes the recognition of the Dodgers first and only World Series rings during their time in Brooklyn even more special. It’s great to see them sending Holiday cards in 1955 with images of their beautiful championship rings.
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