Friday, April 17, 2015

Vintage Dodgers' Rings, Jewelry and a Jersey... Oh, My!

Here is a last look at various Dodger related memorabilia items found at SCP Auctions.

Have I told you that I can't get enough of those shiny satin Dodger uniforms they wore in the 40's?  Via the auction description:
These uniforms were produced for night games in an effort to make the players "stand out," seemingly with a nod to the depleted talent pool that existed in the closing years of World War II. The experiment did not last long and save for a brief revisit in 1948, the uniforms were produced in very limited quantities with few surviving examples having surfaced. The offered is a home white satin jersey from Ray Hayworth retaining its original "Dodgers" blue lettering across the front with desirable No. 32 on the verso having later been retired by the Dodgers in honor of Sandy Koufax.
(Auction Link)

And now for some bling.

This is former Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Mal Mallette's 1951 Montreal Royals International League championship ring.  Mallette had a stellar year in 1951 after getting a "cup of coffee" in Brooklyn the prior season.  He went 10-2 with a 2.30 ERA in 29 games for Montreal.  Unfortunately, he would never get another chance with the big club, and would eventually leave the game after the following season at the age of 30. After retiring he became a sportswriter and was inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame.
(Auction Link)

Below is Ron Perranoski's 1974 LA Dodgers National League Championship ring.  He pitched for us for eight season before becoming our pitching coach throughout the 80's.
(Auction Link)

Check out the 1988 LA Dodgers World Championship pendant from John Shelby below.
(Auction Link)

Lastly, below is Bill Russell's 1988 LA Dodgers World Championship ring.
(Auction Link)

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