Steiner Sports Ground Breaking Auction
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1998 was an Incredible Season for the Yankees. Right in the middle of their dynasty years the Yankees won an unbelievable 114 games. That year the Yankees Swept the San Deigo Padres in 4 games to win their second championship in 3 years. Between the Regular Season and Playoffs combined they won a 125 games was the most by a championship team, surpassing the previous record of 116, set by the New York Mets in 1986. Following their victory, the Yankee players and coaches were each awarded personal World Series trophies. Presented is an original 1998 New York Yankees World Series Trophy. This trophy originates from one of the Yankees Front Office Members. Of all the various trophies and awards created to honor excellence in the field of sports, perhaps none is more attractive or visually impressive than the Major League Baseball World Series trophy, produced by world renowned jewelers Balfour. The imposing design features twenty-eight gold-colored pennants, bearing the team name of each Major League franchise respectively, displayed around the perimeter of the black wooden base. The interior metal design consists of a silver baseball, set within a gold band, atop which rests a crown. Displayed directly in front of this are the 1998 World Series press pins for the Yankees and the Padres. The gold-colored band affixed around the base reads "World Champions - New York Yankees - 1998" in black lettering. Height: 12 inches. Diameter: 23 inches. This trophy was owned by either a player, coach or executive.
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