SBD/March 1, 2012/Franchises

Cardinals' World Series Rings Will Feature Bird-On-A-Bat Logo

Dewitt said the rings will feature an "11," to mark the franchise's 11th championship
For the second time in club history and for the "first time to commemorate a World Series championship, the Cardinals' 2011 title rings will feature their distinctive bird-on-a-bat logo," according to Derrick Goold of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III said that the team has "finalized the design of the championship rings and that the manufacturer, Jostens, is in the process of acquiring stones and constructing the rings." The top of the ring will "feature a solo bird on a bat, with the bird crafted out of faceted rubies." DeWitt said that the bird will be "outlined in yellow gold and perched on a bat made of yellow gold, but the rest of the ring will be white gold." DeWitt also said that one side panel of the ring will "feature the number '11' made out of rubies to signify the 11th championship in club history." He said that the other panel will have the team's "interlocking 'STL' logo in rubies." And he added that Busch Stadium's Musial Bridge motif will be "featured in relief on the ring, and there will be room for the player's name on one side." The rings will be "presented to players on April 14 at Busch Stadium during a ceremony before the second home game of the regular season." All of the players who appeared in the majors with the Cardinals last season "will receive a ring, as will all of the team's living Hall of Fame players and other team officials." There are "several versions of the ring, with the same general design, that will also be presented to club employees" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 3/1).
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