Someone on the 2005 SOX Selling His World Series Ring

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  1. Cheeses
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    http://deadspin.com/5975476/which-m...-sox-is-selling-his-world-series-ring-on-ebay

    Your clues, from the listing:
    - Someone who played not only on the 2005 World-Series-winning White Sox, but also at least one other team that made the World Series
    - In fact, since the listing describes the player as "a multi time world series participant," it seems fairly safe to say that he won the lone ring, and lost every other time his team advanced to the World Series
    - "Legend of the game"
    - Needs $24,999 more than a World Series ring (or realizes the futility of object fetishization and understands that possessions are fleeting)
    - Ring size: 12
    Listing:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Chicag...intage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item19d809177e
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    contreras?

    big boner
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    If it's someone else who played on a World Series team (that lost), the list can't be too big:

    Contreras was on the 2003 Yankees, who lost.

    Dye was on the 1996 Braves, who lost.

    El Duque was on the '99 - '01 Yankees and won twice in that span.

    Marte was on the 2009 Yankees, who won.

    Timo was on the 2000 Mets, who lost.

    Rowand and Uribe were on the 2010 Giants, who won.


    The only "legend of the game" of the bolded ones is Dye, right?
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    listing indicates a staff member. baines?

    big boner
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    Baines is more a legend of the game than anyone else on the staff at that time, and he was on the 1990 A's, who lost to the Reds.

    :thinking:
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    Front office?
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    Actually, this is a bit confusing:

    "Comes with letter of authenticity from original recipient who was a multi time world series participant as a player, Legend of the game."

    Baines was only in the WS once as a player. Ozzie was on the '99 Braves. Raines was on the '96 Braves.
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    Somebody commented on the Deadspin article, and this makes sense:

    "The ring belonged to Bill "Moose" Skowron, who worked for the Sox until his death in April. This is part of his estate sale. He also won World Series titles with the Yankees (1956, 1958, 1961, 1962) and the Dodgers (1963). A Chicago native, Skowron played for the White Sox from '64 through '67."
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    Easy.

    Geoff "Buttfucking" Blum.
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    Yeah, that explains things best.
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    So I was right. Not Rowand, the front office guess.
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    Moose Skowron is playeddd out
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    I learned a lot from watching pawn stars, so I just offered $12k.
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    Some random Sox office worker let me take a picture wearing her WS ring sometime during '06. It was at Brehon Pub
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    We got a few huge framed pictures of my uncle and grandpa holding the trophy when two guys who were driving it around stopped in for lunch.
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    I saw a 2005 WS ring in a case in the front entrance to the Cell this summer.

    That was where I saw :lip: in person.
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    The seller is now claiming "several news articles have dramatically increased the interest" in the ring One offer is just under $20k. :pass:
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    I held a fake WS trophy, made out of tin foil and crazy.
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    Just got another message from the seller. Reply sent.
  22. Cheeses
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    I'll never forget being at SOXfest in '06, with Handar and Ozzie Jr. and the fake WS trophy all at the same time.
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    That's like the most random place ever to meet front office Sox people. Is that a cool bar? Seems kinda bleh.
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    Sounds professional.
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    You're the youngest right? Plus I think I was banned from Soxtalk because I sent you a PM to join the SATCH. :901:
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    I think October is younger than me. I'm 22.

    I remember that PM.
  29. Team Speed
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    This was hardly a big wig - just some random marketing or something person out with a group of friends.

    Re: Brehon, I had a buddy who at the time worked at a nearby restaurant and Brehon was their after work place. Restaurant people are alcoholics so they were there 3-4 nights a week. Nothing remarkable about it - kind of dumpy for the neighborhood which is why I liked it.
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    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
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    I like not being the youngest one here anymore...

    I still have my "replica" WS ring that they gave out during the opening series of the 2006 season. Fits on my pinky finger.
  32. s=D
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    He's made a counteroffer.

    [​IMG]

    ...maybe
  33. DepaulSox
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    ^^^ You just know that chick takes it up the ass after a big Carmine victory. Probably does ATM too.
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    Them's Cubs fans
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    She's a Cubs fan, not a Red Sox fan.

    :andruw:
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    Hello? Holy shit, this server sucks.
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    Does it really take 2 fucking people to hold that sign up?
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    It does if you have your D in her A at the moment.
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    I do love the fact that that horrible "It's Gonna Happen" self-serving documentary/campaign went down in complete flames, like nearly all douchechilling "This is the year !!!" Cub gay gentlemenry.

    Maybe, one year, when there aren't half a dozen self-serving 20-something assholes latching onto that season's shitty Cubbie offerings, the Cubs will surprise everyone and win it all. But I'm not holding my breath.
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    The lack of diamonds has me seriously concerned about this ring's condition. If I bought this it would probably just sit around and collect dust. Let's see how long he's interested in dealing with me. I just noticed the shipping is free economy through USPS. He can't even chip in for insurance and delivery confirmation?
  41. zmz
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    Are you seriously considering buying this?
  42. s=D
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    Yes.

    His latest offer is less than what he previously told me was the current highest bid.

    My brother is offering to go in on half, but I want to own it outright.
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  44. Cheeses
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    That would be a v. cool thing to own, considering that there are probably fewer than 100-200 of them.

    But I'm cheap, and I wouldn't feel good about paying more than $1K for it.
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    every hosed poster gets it for a week
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  46. s=D
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    432 were made.

    The last one to sell (that I recall) was Raul Casanova's, and it was in much better shape. I believe it was appraised at $7,950 and sold for around less than $17k.

    EDIT:
    That bullpen catcher coach Thompson sold his in 2007 for $28,100. Forgot about that.
    http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=87753&page=5
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    WTF? The fucking font on their t-shirts is Boston!!!!
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    Trying living in the fucking epicenter of that shit for the entire season. I wanted to blow my brains out in '08. Fucking partied like no tomorrow when the Dodgers beat them in the playoffs that year.
  49. Cheeses
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    Oh, we know.

    And that's what made that whole thing triple-douchechilling.
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    Are there dimaonds missing or is that just the bad lighting in the photo? I think all the bling is there. Some of the shots the diamonds aren't sparkling or doing whatever diamonds do.
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    Check that - top right part of the "X", there is a diamond missing I think
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    Since I've moved to the neighborhood in fall 09 team has been a pile of shit. Probably wont be in Lakeview more than another year or so, though, so get ready for them to bounce back.

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