Take it from Cal Ripken, Jr., who wrote this in his foreword to Thom Loverro's book Oriole Magic: A Celebration of the O's of 1983: "The one team that may personify everything that the Orioles stand for is the 1983 world championship club. It was the Orioles philosophy at its best: a team with players who came up through the farm system…filled in by players we had traded for who fit into the Orioles style of play…That 1983 roster was the team concept at its best. We knew we were good. We liked each other and we felt that there was talent and good chemistry on the team. It seemed as if there was a different hero every single night.”
This Balfour 10K-gold, size 10 ring was issued to team secretary Bob Brown and features 60 points' worth of diamonds. Condition is technically EX-MT due to light age wear in the shank recesses but overall display quality is NM. An accompanying 1990 purchase LOA from California Numismatic Investments reads, in part, "This ring was obtained from Mr. [Robert (Bob)] Brown by a major collector, prior to being purchased by California Numismatics...Mr. Brown was given the ring by the team as he was an employee serving in the position of press secretary during their 1983 championship season." Also included is the vintage Balfour brown box with metal trim. This item has a reserve (estimated value $7,500 - 12,500).