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1989 Dave Parker Oakland Athletics World Series Trophy

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $6,380.00

Dave Parker's personal 1989 World Series Trophy. The 1989 World Series, the first all-Bay Area classic, may well rank as the most unforgettable World Series in the history of the game. As the Candlestick Park crowd awaited the introduction of the starting lineups for Game 3 of the Series, with Oakland leading the series over San Francisco 2-0, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale rocked the Bay Area. The Candlestick press box swayed, the ballpark shook, and electric power stopped. Amazingly, fans, players, and the media remained generally calm, and even exhibited some lightheartedness. But when reports of death and destruction around the area became known, the matter of winning and losing, seemingly so important an hour earlier, lost all relevance. The ten-day postponement and twelve-day gap in games were the longest in World Series history, and marked the first interruption of World Series play for anything other than weather. When the games finally resumed, the A's continued their assault and swept the Giants 4 games to 0. The A's won the series and Parker, along with his Champion teammates, were awarded personal World Series trophies. Presented is Dave Parker's 1989 Oakland Athletics World Series trophy. The Balfour trophy has a 7-inch diameter black base with a surrounding band of gold reading, "World Series Champions - Oakland Athletics - 1989 - David G. Parker." Ringing the base is an angled array of stanchions with flags bearing the names of all the Major League teams, the highest one rising 9.5 inches from the base. In the center is a gold crown sitting on an arc above a silver ball, and press pins affixed to the base with the logos of the A's and Giants. Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $6,380.00

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