Lot 57: Gold New York Mets 2000 National League Championship Ring
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Gold New York Mets 2000 National League Championship Ring
14 kt., centering a diamond-set New York Mets logo set within cushion-shaped black enamel, quartered by 4 round diamonds, approximately .50 ct., bordered by raised text 2000 National League Champions, one side depicting the New York City Skyline with raised text Doubleday Amazin' Again, Owner, and one side depicting the National League seal, subway cars and flags with raised text Subway Series, National League, 1969, 1973, 1986 & 2000, inside with personal engraving Nelson Doubleday, ap. 26.7 dwts. Size 11. With fitted box engraved National League Champions, Mets, 2000, with inside plaque engraved Nelson Doubleday, Owner.
The 2000 Subway Series between Nelson Doubleday, Jr.'s New York Mets and the Yankees represents an important chapter New York sports history. This is the owner's National League Championship ring commemorating The Amazin's five game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals which was issued after the World Series loss to their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees. The team was led that year by the play of Hall-of-Famer Mike Piazza and veteran pitchers Al Leiter and John Franco. The Subway Series would take on a special meaning to all New Yorkers after the events of September 11th, 2001. The 2000 World Series was Doubleday's second as owner of the Mets, having won the Big Show in 1986.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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