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This magnificent World Series Championship Ring was presented to Ken Reitz of the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals. The 10k white gold ring has real diamonds on top, providing a shimmering field upon which the Cardinals logo is set. Surrounding the elegant display are the words "WORLD CHAMPIONS" and the two sides list the 11 World Series titles the Cardinals have won. Reitz, a former Cardinals player during the 1970s, held a front office position with the team in 2011, and so was rewarded with this ring. The Cardinals won an absolute thriller of a series over the Texas Rangers in the 2011 championship, including one of the most epic comebacks in World Series history. Down 3-2 heading into Game 6, the Cards were miraculously able to stave off elimination after twice being down to their final strike. David Freese hit a two-out, two-strike, ninth-inning triple, to tie the game after trailing 7–5, then two innings later hit a walk-off home run to win it. The Cards had showed similar tenacity throughout the year, at one point being 10 1/2 games out of first in the NL Central on August 24. They capped off their incredible run with a facile 6-2 win in Game 7. Stamped inside the size 12 ring is "JOSTENS 10K" along with the words "Happy Flight" engraved inside and the Championship Series records. The ring is MINT condition with its original wooden display box and black Jostens outer box. As far as rings go, it doesn't get much better than this.
Addendum: We have been informed that this ring was issued to Ken Reitz's son, who was a staff member of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.
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