by Ron Spence
The dawg asked me about another Detroit Stanley Cup ring that he had seen:
The Classic Auctions blurb writes:
“Marvelous diamond and gold creation commemorates the Detroit Red Wings’ 1950 Stanley Cup championship and was produced in recent years. Rings were made for living members of the ’49-50 team as well as for family members of deceased players. The mementos had to be paid for however and the family of Joe Carveth declined the offer. The tableau features hockey’s most coveted trophy and 22 diamonds, while eight larger diamonds encircle it along with “Detroit Red Wings”, “49” and “50.”
One shank includes “Stanley Cup Champions” and an image of the Detroit Olympia, the building where the Wings claimed the Cup following Pete Babando’s double overtime goal that gave Detroit a 4-3 win over the Rangers in game 7 of their closely fought series. The other shank features the Wings logo with “Carveth” on a banner above and his number “17” below.”
The ring was sold in May of 2005 – for $3630 – and the Red Wings have subsequently given free rings to the pre-1998 Stanley Cup winners.