2016 1 oz. American Silver Eagle graded NGC GEM BU with MLB Boston Red Sox Label.
This 2016 American Silver Eagle comes from NGC with a special label honoring one of the most recognized teams in baseball – the Boston Red Sox.
One of the oldest teams in league history, the Boston Red Sox are also one of the unluckiest teams in history when it comes to World Series championships. From the beginning of the World Series in 1901 through the 1918 season, the Red Sox would win five pennants, more than any other team. However a coincidence of chance, perhaps – or maybe not – would stifle their chances at a pennant for the next 86 years. Although they appeared in post-season a number of times and even made it to the World Series four times in that span, The Boston Red Sox would go from 1919 until 2003 without winning the World Series.
You see, the Boston Red Sox hired a skinny, young pitcher into the league in 1914 who had promise as a southpaw. However financial trouble would cause the owner, Harry Frazee, to make one of the most regrettable moves in baseball history to raise funds for the flailing franchise. He sold that young player – George Herman Ruth – to the Yankees after the 1919 season. The “Babe” – or “Bambino” would eventually become the top name synonymous with baseball worldwide, and oddly enough – the Red Sox would not win another World Series after Ruth was sold.
This “Curse of the Bambino” is one of the best known superstitions in baseball, but that superstition would be broken in 2004, where a powerhouse Red Sox team would win the World Series…and again in 2007…and again in 2013.
Other than Babe Ruth, the all-time roster of the Boston Red Sox reads like a who’s who of the Hall of Fame. Players such as Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Tris Speaker, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, Dwight Evans, Carlton Fisk, Jimmie Foxx, and Cy Young top the list of all-time greats that make up the rich history of the Boston Red Sox.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|