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Lot # 1473 (1473 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1975 Gene Tenace All-Star Game Ring

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $840

1975 All-Star Game ring issued to Oakland A's catcher/first baseman Gene Tenace for his participation in baseball's annual midsummer classic. The ring, crafted in tones of gold and silver, features a blue stone on the front with "Baseball All Star" lettered around the bezel. One shank features the name "Tenace" engraved on a crossed bats-and-ball design. The opposite shank displays the Major League Baseball logo and the year "1975." Stamped on the interior band is an unknown manufacture's insignia featuring the silhouette of a black stallion leaping through the top loop of a large letter "B." Tenace, who was the starting first baseman for the American League in the 1975 All Star Game, contributed a single in three at bats during his club's 6-3 loss to the National League. Tenace enjoyed perhaps his finest overall season in 1975, batting .255 with career-high totals in both home runs (29) and RBI (87). Interestingly, despite his MVP performance in the 1972 World Series and being a key member of the most dominant club of the decade, 1975 marked Tenace's only appearance in the All-Star Game. This ring is one of many Gene Tenace personal items that were recently sold at auction in the spring of 2015, all of which were consigned directly by Gene Tenace. It has been consigned to this sale by the original purchaser in the 2015 auction. The ring remains in Near Mint condition. Size: approximately 8.5. Weight: approximately 15 grams. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $840

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