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In 1991, the Minnesota Twins won their second World Series in The North Star State, defeating the Atlanta Braves in a classic seven game World Series that was won on the last at-bat. Led by Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett and a pitching staff of Jack Morris, Kevin Tapani, and Scott Erickson, the Twins won 95 games and defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in a five-game ALCS. The 1991 World Series is regarded as a modern classic, as three of the games went to extra innings. Game 7 was especially tense, as Jack Morris dueled John Smoltz in the deciding game. Morris came out on top, throwing a 10-inning complete game shutout, as Gene Larkin’s walk-off single gave Minnesota its second Commissioner’s Trophy.

The Twins were also led by rookie Chuck Knoblauch, whose debut season in 1991 earned him the American League Rookie of the Year. With a solid .281 batting average in the regular season, Knoblauch stepped up his game batting a lofty .350 during the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays and added 8 more hits in the World Series while batting .308.

Presented here is the 1991 Minnesota Twins 14k gold World Series champions ring that was presented to the 1991 AL Rookie of the Year Chuck Knoblauch. The top of this ring has a large genuine diamond in a diamond-shaped setting that is set in the center of a large ruby stone. “MINNESOTA TWINS” is in raised relief along the top outside with two genuine diamonds on each of the sides and “WORLD CHAMPIONS” in raised lettering below. The right shank has “KNOBLAUCH”, “96 67”, the Twins logo in a diamond with “’61 FAMILY TRADITION ’91 and “30” below with Knoblauch’s number “11” at the bottom, all in raised relief. Please note that there is minor fading of the black background. The opposite shank has “1991” across the top, the Twins “M” and “4”, the Braves “A” and “3” which are on the sides of the World Series commissioner’s trophy image and “WORLD SERIES” across its center and “WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY” along its base, all in raised relief. Please note that there also fading of the black background on this shank. The interior band has stamped “10K©JOSTENS”. This ring is a size 9 ¼ and weighs approximately 35 grams.

This ring also comes with the original 6 ¼ x 3 ½ x 2 ¾-inch wooden presentation box. The top of the box has a vertical silver bar with a horizontal gold plate with the Twins logo engraved. The inside of the box has a white top with the Minnesota Twins logo in red and blue. The bottom of the interior as a pewter plate that has “MINNESOTA TWINS 1991 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHUCK KNOBLAUCH” in raised lettering. The ring has a red velvet holder to the right of the plate. This ring and box originate from the personal collection of Chuck Knoblauch and a certificate from the Jostens Recognition Division, along with the Jostens two-piece box holder also accompanies this ring and box. This comes with a LOA from Chuck Knoblauch.

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