2017 Mid-Summer Classic
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The Oakland Oaks were a minor league baseball team in Oakland, California that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1955, after which the club transferred to Vancouver, British Columbia. The team was named for the city and used the oak tree and the acorn as its symbols. The were a AAA team from 1946-51. The 1948 Oaks were nicknamed the "Nine Old Men" in that many of the star players were older veterans of the major leagues, including Ernie Lombardi, Cookie Lavagetto, Nick Etten and Catfish Metkovich. There were younger players on the team as well, including rookie second baseman Alfred "Billy" Martin. Rooming with Martin and playing shortstop was Artie Wilson, the first black player on the Oaks since Jimmy Claxton was fired. Wilson won the PCL batting title with a .348 average and also led in stolen bases with 47.

This lot features Cookie Lavagetto's personally owned 1948 Oakland Acorns PAcific Coast League championship ring. Lavagettto's beautiful 14k gold ring has a white metal inscription on top “1948 Oakland Acorns” surrounded by “Pacific Coast League Champions” in gold on green enamel. Crossed bats with an acorn/oak leaf design decorate both sides. “Lavagetto” is engraved on the inside band.

The ring comes with a letter of authenticity from Steiner Auctions/Lavagetto Family.

Cookie Lavagettos 1948 Oakland Acorns Pacific Coast League Championship Ring
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,503.50
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
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