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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/4/2017

Addendum: The Cardinals organization notified us on 11/1/17 that this ring was in fact issued to Ken Reitz's son, who was a team staff member in 2011.

The 2011 World Series was one for the record books as the St. Louis Cardinals, down to their last strike, battled back to defeat the Texas Rangers in an epic seven-game series and earn their 11th Championship. This ring was presented to the son of Cardinals' former All-Star and Gold Glove third baseman Ken Reitz, who spent eight solid seasons in St. Louis from 1972-80. His son, Brett, employed with the Cardinals in 2011.

The Cardinals issued four ring versions with two different design/looks and varying precious metal material. Players and top executives received an "A" version made of 14-karat yellow and white gold with 103 round-cut diamonds. This is the second highest tier ("B" version) made of 10K yellow and white gold with the same design/look, only slightly fewer diamonds. A similar looking alternate version is made of palladium with CZs. There is also a 10K white gold version with 35 cut diamonds and completely different looking face.

The face of the ring features a ruby-filled Redbird logo in against a diamond field with "WORLD CHAMPIONS" surrounding it. All of the franchise's 11 championship seasons are listed around the base of each shank. The right shank reads: "2011 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 11 [Rubies] WORLD SERIES TITLES” against the backdrop of the new Busch Stadium, which was christened with a World Series victory in its inaugural 2011 season. The left shank has "REITZ"  with the "STL" logo in rubies. Division, Championship and World Series games totals are engraved inside along with "Happy Flight." Also stamped inside is the maker "Jostens" and "10K". The size 12.5 ring weighs 66 grams and has light wear.

The ring comes with its original mahogany-colored presentation box, also made by Jostens. Etched on the outer glass is "St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Champions." The box comes in nearly Mint condition with little to no wear. The presentation box comes inside a larger black slipcase box impressed with the Cardinals logo. Jostens lifetime warranty paperwork is included.

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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $10,360
Number Bids:9
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