Breaking a 108-year-old championship drought means you get some cool banners and a very special piece of jewelry.
Jostens and the Chicago Cubs showed off that jewelry on Wednesday night, and it’s stunning. The Cubs’ World Series ring includes 108 rubies, diamonds and sapphires in the Cubs’ classic bullseye design as well as more than a few nods to the 2016 World Champions and their curse-killing ways.
“Every ring is a team story. And this is the Cubs’ story,” said Miran Armutlu, master jeweler at Jostens. “This ring is actually 108 years in the making.”
The ring features the famous W flag, the Wrigley Field marquee and the team motto. Inside the band of the ring is the game scores from the NLCS and World Series, the time and date of Game 7 of the World Series, and the symbol of the Cubs’ curse: the goat.
Long the enemy of Cubs fans everywhere, the team is suddenly very fond of goats. You can get your hands on more than a few different goat-related Cubs shirts, including some pretty adorable ones. But getting a World Series ring will cost you a bit more. Unless you work for the team, a replica will set you back about $650.
As rings get bigger and bigger each year, I can’t imagine we can fit much more on these going forward. I eagerly anticipate championship rings morphing into full gauntlets, which will be worn with pride by our champions as they defend our universe from the super villains bent on destroying humankind.