Johnny Podres 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Ring
This is undoubtedly the defining piece of the entire history of the Brooklyn Dodgers franchise. There is not a more sacred prize in existence from that most memorable 1955 season than this ring, presented to Johnny Podres, following the single most important performance of his career. Although not otherwise a standout, Podres became immortalized in the eyes of Brooklyn fans when he pitched the Dodgers to their one-and-only World Championship. It was a year of firsts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, after suffering previously from 5 consecutive World Series losses to their hated cross-town rivals. It was the first time in MLB history that a team would come back to win a 7-game World Series after losing the first two. Podres won the crucial Game 3 with Dem Bums down 2-0, and he pitched the all-important Game 7 to shut out the Yankees by a score of 2-0, both times going the distance, allowing just 2 earned runs in 18 innings. Presented here is Johnny Podres' personal 14-karat white gold World Championship ring by Dieges & Clust, symbolizing not only the Brooklyn Dodgers' one-and-only moment of glory, but also that amazing, career defining performance from Johnny Podres. Its beauty is nothing short of spectacular with blue oval shaped stone atop with large diamond in the center, surrounded by the words, "Brooklyn World Champions." Left shank is "Johnny Podres" in blue enameling across the sweet spot of a baseball with red laces, two crossed bats behind and Brooklyn's "B" below. Right shank is "Dodgers" in blue enameling across a globe with the key word, "First" at the top and "1955" at the bottom. Inimitable, and irreplacable. Others may be great, but this is perfect. In original blue box within original cardboard box with “Brooklyn Dodgers World Champions 1955” printed in gold lettering on the top and “Johnny Podres” written in blue pen. Ring is EX-MT, as well as the box. This was originally purchased directly from Johnny Podres on Feb. 24, 1996 as part of the entire collection in his home. A one-of-a-kind and the finest Dodger treasure we have yet handled. LOA with photo documentation of Podres wearing the ring.