Before Wednesday’s home game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs received their World Series rings for their triumph over the Cleveland Indians last fall.
The players were presented their rings by 20 fans who were selected after being nominated via videos sent in by family and/or friends. Team president Theo Epstein presented manager Joe Maddon his ring before the players received theirs.
The rings, which are spectacular, feature 108 diamonds to reflect 108 years the team went between championships. They also had one notable symbol of the team’s 108-year journey to another World Series title, the image of William Sianis’ infamous billy goat, which some have long argued cursed them during the 1945 World Series. They’re worth about $70K each.
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The team also presented rings to Hall of Fame players Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams, as well as to two players who have died. Rings for Ernie Banks and Ron Santo will be housed in the Wrigley Field archives.
Jostens, the company that made the rings, also has made a few more affordable versions for fans to purchase. The price ranges from $10,800 for the high-end ring to $299 for a lower-end replica.