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1955 Roger Craig Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship Wristwatch
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,100
In 1955 each member of the Brooklyn Dodgers received both a Worlds Championship ring and a Worlds Championship wristwatch. Offered here is the wristwatch presented to Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Roger Craig in commemoration of the club's historic 1955 World Championship. Very few of these watches have survived and the few that have are highly prized by Brooklyn Dodgers and championship-awards collectors alike. The back is engraved "Roger Craig/World Champions/1955." This piece originates directly from Roger Craig and was sold, along with a number of other items from his personal collection, at public auction in 1998, where it was purchased by our consignor. 1955 was a historic season for the Dodgers franchise as it captured its first and only World Championship while in Brooklyn. The victory in 1955 was especially cathartic for the residents of Flatbush, as it erased the bitter memories of four recent World Series losses, not to mention an excruciating playoff loss to the Giants in 1951. Very few Brooklyn Dodgers player items of great significance, such as this, exist and the fact that it commemorates the 1955 season, the most memorable year in team history, makes it all the more desirable. It should be noted that at the time of its initial sale, the watch had no strap. Our consignor brought the watch to Bulova and had a new strap custom-made for it. He also had the facing restored (it is the same Bulova face that came with the watch). The watch is in perfect working order and remains in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,100
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