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He spent 64 years in the game, and Sheldon "Chief" Bender practically saw it all. The player-manager of the 1949 Albany (Georgia) Cardinals guided his club to the Georgia-Florida League championship that season, earning this 10K gold ring with red stone and small diamond on the top. The Size 8 ring is stamped inside along with "S.B." engraved for Sheldon Bender. It is in EX-MT condition and comes with a 1949 Albany Cardinals program. Long after his playing and managing career was over, Bender served as the Cincinnati Reds' longtime farm director, producing stars such as Ken Griffey, Eric Davis and Paul O'Neill, just to name a few.
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