SCP Auctions November 19th, 2011 Auction


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Wilmer Fields was a true titan in every sense of the word. His prodigious size, strength, and talent made him one of the Negro League greats. He was a hard-throwing pitcher who could also hit with power.

He was the ace of the Homestead Grays team which won the last Negro National League championship and was named to the East-West All-Star team in 1948. He won the Venezuelan Batting Title in 1951-52, the Venezuelan Triple Crown in 1952-53 and was an unprecedented 8 time MVP in various leagues. After his baseball career, he worked for the government as a counselor. As president of the Negro League Baseball Players Association, he would routinely lecture at schools, universities, community organizations, and sporting events to promote the legacy of the great Negro Leagues.

Offered here is Wilmer Fields’ 1956 Global Champions ring. The Balfour 10k gold ring features gold globe set atop a red stone at center surrounded by “GLOBAL CHAMPIONS 1956”. A Coca-Cola logo appears on one side with baseball ornamentation on the other. The ring, consigned directly from the estate of Wilmer Fields, shows light to moderate wear.

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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,109
Number Bids:19
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