On the same day the players received Major League Baseball’s ultimate prize in a pre-game ceremony, fans at AT&T Park received their own 2014 San Francisco Giants World Series replica ring.
Members of the 2014 team, coaches, manager Bruce Bochy and trainers received their rings from team executives during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday, April 18. Giants Hall of Famers Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey and Willie Mays also received their rings at the ceremony.
A sellout crowd received their own ring, complete in a box with photos commemorating the 2014 World Series victory. While its value pales in comparison to the actual presentation rings, the Giants World Series replica rings were brisk sellers immediately after a few dozen fans listed theirs for sale on eBay. Prices generally hovered between $75 and $125. You can see rings currently listed on eBay here.
Meanwhile, the ring ceremony was old hat for the Giants but not taken for granted by President Larry Baer.
"We are incredibly fortunate to be living in a golden era of Giants baseball," said Baer. "This ring celebrates not only the 2014 championship, but also the journey this club has taken in winning three championships in five years. I know everyone in the organization - the players, coaches, owners and front office employees - will wear this ring with great pride."
Designed and produced by Tiffany & Co., the 2014 Giants World Series rings were designed as a tribute to the team’s remarkable run of three championships in five years as well as the eight total Series wins in the 133-year history of the franchise, dating back to its days in New York.
The face of the 14k white gold championship ring features the San Francisco "SF" logo set in 18k yellow gold with 55 round melee diamonds. A bezel reading "World Champions" is highlighted along both sides of the ring. The top bezel is set with three round diamonds and the bottom bezel is set with five round diamonds representing the three championships in the last five years and the eight total franchise world championships. One side of the ring features the player's name and number with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The other side celebrates the franchise's three recent World Series trophies.
"We are thrilled to celebrate with the City of San Francisco and the Giants on another championship season," said Victoria Reynolds, Group Director of Business Sales for Tiffany & Co. "We are honored to have created the last three championship rings which pay tribute to the Giants' dedication and performance on and off the field."
The Giants Community Fund will once again be the beneficiary of a World Champions Ring Raffle. The raffle will be conducted by Celebrities for Charity and offers fans the chance to win a 2014 World Championship Ring, identical to the rings given to the players and coaches. The ring will be personalized with the winner's last name.
Raffle tickets and information are available online at sfgiants.com/ringraffle.