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Andy Pafko 1949 Baseball Scorekeeper Ring With Original Ad

Lot Number 278

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The last Chicago Cubs centerfielder to play in a World Series game (65 long years ago), Andy Pafko went on to gain further infamy when he watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'round the World" sail over his head from his left field spot at the Polo Grounds. A fan favorite, regardless, Pafko was the spokesperson for this 1949 keepsake. Available for a mere 15 cents and two Quaker "Muffets" box tops, this coveted "Scorekeeper Baseball Ring" was a game-ready accessory like no other. The gold-colored metallic piece features a baseball-themed design complete with laces, a player silhouette (intended to represent Pafko) and the outfielder's facsimile signature. Attractive because of those details alone, the piece holds further appeal in that (3) dials and windows provide the ability to record balls, strikes and outs. The keepsake saw use at many a sandlot, as the numeric indicators are worn but for the most part, still visible. Accompanying is a colorful 1949 print ad hawking the piece.

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