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08-24-2007, 03:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Thoughts?<br /><br /><a href="http://tinyurl.com/2wsewa" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://tinyurl.com/2wsewa</a><br /><br /><img src="http://i18.tinypic.com/6h50ydh.jpg"><br /><br />Max<br /><br />

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08-24-2007, 03:10 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>Not, in my opinion.

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08-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>I'm no expert, but the style looks modern.

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08-24-2007, 03:23 PM
Posted By: <b>Joseph1</b><p>I don't think WS rings existed at that time. It was usually a watch.<br /><br />And then there's this:<br /><br />"...The Hall of Fame says that in 1922 the New York Giants received the first World Series ring, but McNeal says the first rings went to the 1920 Cleveland Indians."...<br /><br />found in a simple Google search (which, it seems, someone else should have done)<br /><br />plus, the music that plays when that page loads is a dead giveaway

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08-24-2007, 03:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>It is possible (probable) that the Red Sox at some point in their history held a celebration of the 1912 champions and awarded them rings. I have photos from just such an event, but I can't remember if it was for the 1912 or 1918 team.

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08-24-2007, 03:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Given the price the auction ended at, I think the conclusion any serious bidder reached was that this was a commemorative ring produced much later.<br /><br />When I asked a much more knowledgeable friend about this pre-closing, he only uttered "phssaw" and "harrmph" and several other gutteral sounds. With this reaction, even a rudimentary google search was unnecessary<br /><br />Max

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08-24-2007, 03:48 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>My opinion was the same as Dan's, that the ring's style is modern.<br /><br />If the ring is 14K gold, as the seller claims, it wouldn't be some bubblegum machine or stadium fan giveaway. They wouldn't use gold for any of those types of things. They'd probably be brass or such. It's plausible that if it's 14k gold, that it was a modern commerorative/reunion ring given to living players or attending family members. Stahl died early, so I doubt he received it personally-- but a relative could have received it. <br /><br />I tend to believe that, barring forgery, if the ring is genuine gold that is strong evidence it was used for some special purpose, such as given out by the Red Sox team.

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08-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>must be an anniversary piece of some kind, rings were not made with the thickness and cut your item has. I agree with the above, WS rings were not made until the 1920s as stated above<br /><br />Jimmy<br />