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Wanna buy the Red Sox’s 1912 World Series trophy?

Jul 25, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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If you’re in the market for a century-old World Series trophy, this is your lucky day.

According to the Associated Press the Red Sox’s 1912 World Series trophy will be auctioned off at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore next week and the company organizing the auction “expects the trophy will fetch more than $300,000.”

The current owner is Robert Fraser, a Red Sox fan who bought the trophy from a family friend of that 1912 team’s manager, Jake Stahl. He paid $74,000 in 2007 and the current bidding is already over $90,000.

Lenny Neslin of the Boston Globe notes that the Red Sox “have a replica of the trophy on display in Fenway Park.”

  1. xmatt0926x - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    I know $300,000 is a lot of money, but why would the Red Sox not try to buy this? They may have a replica but why not get the real deal?

    • poprox13 - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM

      Plus it would be the only way the Sox would get a World Series trophy this year.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM


  2. bigmikemdz - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    as a famous doctor once said, “It belongs in a museum.”

    • thefalcon123 - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Dr. Richard Kimble or Dr. Robert Stonehill?

      • thefalcon123 - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM

        …I guess Dr. Richard Walker and Dr. Norman Spencer are also possibilities. That dude played a lot of Doctors.

    • Jeremy T - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      The great Dr. Henry Jones. And by “great” I mean “terrible, terrible archaeologist, but still pretty awesome”.

  3. Rich Stowe - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    well, it’s pretty rare – not too many of them (especially compared to the Yankees!)

  4. budselog - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    If John Henry and his band of idiots don’t buy this for the team, he really is the dumbest son of a bitch on the planet.

  5. randygnyc - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    The Steinbrenner family should buy it and install it in the Yankees clubhouse bathroom as a urinal.

    • mybrunoblog - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:39 PM

      I think you meant to say cammode.

  6. deathmonkey41 - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    I wish I had the money to throw away. I’ll buy it and smash it in front of Fenway with a Yankees sledgehammer.

    • teaspoon1731 - Jul 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      I hate the yankees, but I would never smash a single one of their trophies. You gotta respect the history of the sport.

  7. soxfan1966 - Jul 25, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    When has anyone ever met a Yankee fan with any sense of respect???

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