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The Philadelphia Athletics won their first World Championship in franchise history in 1910, which started a five-season run of excellence culminating in three World Series titles and four American League pennants. Presented here is a World Series Championship trophy that was presented to Reuben “Rube” Oldring. Oldring patrolled left and center field for Connie Mack’s A’s in 1910, appearing in 134 games and batting a lofty .308 with 4 home runs and 57 RBI for the 102-48 ballclub. Only a fluke injury kept him from playing in the 1910 World Series, but Rube was a key contributor to the 1911 and 1913 World Champion A's.

This silver-plated trophy is tri-handled loving cup that is boldly engraved on the face, "PRESENTED BY THE CITIZENS OF PHILADELPHIA TO REUBEN N. OLDRING WORLD'S CHAMPIONS THE AMERICAN BASEBALL CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA SEASON 1910." The raised seal of the City of Philadelphia rests at center with the two remaining sides of the cup feature a crossed bats and ball motif and an enameled blue team logo pennant respectively. The body of the cup is crafted from silver-plated base metal and measures eight inches 8 inches in height, with the mouth of the cup at a diameter of six inches.

This century-old artifact has “J.E. CALDWELL & CO SILVER PLATE PHILADELPHIA” on the outside bottom. The trophy is in excellent condition given its age, displaying some tarnish and abrasion marks. An extremely rare piece of history from baseball’s Dead Ball Era. This comes with a LOA from PSA (AH03473) authenticating this trophy. Also included with this trophy is a T206 Piedmont number 150 Robe Oldring card that has been encapsulated and graded by PSA (42876811) as a GOOD 2, a 1911 M116 Sport Life Rube Oldring card that has been encapsulated by PSA (31838101) and graded as VG-EX 4, a T205 Gold Border Rube Oldring Piedmont card that has been encapsulated by PSA (31060520) and graded EX 5 and a 1-inch diameter Sweet Caporale Cigarettes Oldring Domino disc pin that has Oldring’s image on the front with a red background and the Domino logo on the back.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $13,200.00
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
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