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The 1988 Major League Baseball season was a memorable one for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they were picked to finish fourth in the N.L. West standings but wound up winning the World Series. They beat the heavily favored New York Mets in the N.L.C.S. and the Oakland Athletics in the Fall Classic. Kirk Gibson carried the Dodgers’ offense, winning the N.L. Most Valuable Player Award, while Orel Hershiser dominated on the mound, throwing a record 59 consecutive scoreless innings on his way to winning the N.L. Cy Young Award. Hershiser’s unbelievable streak snapped the record of another Dodgers’ great, Don Drysdale, who had set the previous scoreless innings’ mark back in 1968.

Drysdale, following his Hall of Fame career, had established himself as a baseball radio broadcaster and was actually in his first year in that capacity with the Dodgers’ organization in 1988. This lot features the beautifully designed 14K gold ring that Drysdale was awarded following the team’s sixth World Series championship. A genuine .75 carat diamond rests at the center of a blue stone at face, encircled by 20 smaller diamonds while embossed lettering "Dodgers/World Champions/1988" border the top of the ring. The left shank features the "LA" logo beneath his surname “Drysdale,” with the right shank picturing a World Series trophy beneath the team’s name "Dodgers" in script. The ring measures to a size 8.5 and presents in NRMT-MT condition inside its original wooden, engraved ring box "LA Dodgers 1988 World Champions" that’s lined in blue velvet. The 40 gram ring reads “LGB14K” on the inside band.

Includes LOA from the Drysdale Family.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $22,796
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
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