Back Lot Number: 842  

Lot 842
Description: Scarce 1928 Tony Lazzeri New York Yankees World Championship ring. The era of the late 1920s belonged to the New York Yankees. While other franchises such as the Phila. Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals fielded several impressive teams during the period, the Yankees were clearly the most followed on the circuit. Over several seasons, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig led a number of powerful teams that included many other future Hall of Fame players. One such player was Tony Lazzeri. One of the finest hitting second basemen in Major League history, Lazzeri perennially lead, by position, in several offensive categories such as RBI's and batting average. Although the New York Yankees were challenged to top their historic 1927 season, the 1928 Bombers did make an impressive run of their own. Behind the "fictional" batting averages of Ruth and Gehrig (.625 and .545 respectively) in the 1928 World Series, the Yankees trounced the Cardinals in four games. Offered is Tony Lazzeri's 1928 New York Yankees World Championship ring. Intricately detailed 14K gold ring features an inset diamond on the top panel of approximately .45 carat weight surrounded by a sunburst style decor. "New York Yankees World Champions" lettering encircles the exterior area. Both side panels are identical in design depicting an American eagle with "New York" and "1928" raised lettering. "Anthony M. Lazzeri" is inscribed on the interior ring band in classic script, along with the Dieges & Clust 14K hallmark. Included with the ring is the rare original green leather hinged lid box from Dieges & Clust. Given the remarkable preservation provided by the original box, the ring remains in absolutely pristine condition with fresh clean surface and flawless engravings. Size 10 3/4. 1920's New York Yankees Hall of Fame player rings are exceedingly rare with only a scant few ever becoming available to the collecting public. The offered example is being sold for the first time publicly and originates from a member of the Lazzeri family. Notable scarcity with the distinction of being one of the finest World Championship rings to have been sold at public auction. Includes notarized letter of provenance from the Lazzeri family member: NM-MT
Sold For: $42,500.00

Estimated Price: ($50,000.00-$75,000.00)