One of the most popular promotions in recent history is popping up across the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system this season.
On at least five upcoming nights, St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series replica rings will be given in limited numbers of fans in Memphis, Springfield and now, Quad Cities. In addition, St. Louis is having another ring night themselves.
Next up is Triple-A Memphis. On Friday, July 6, the first 3,000 to arrive at AutoZone Park will receive a ring of their own. Busch Stadium attendees will also be given rings that same night.
Newly-announced on Wednesday is the promotion in Davenport. On two different Wednesdays in July, the 8th and 22nd, the first 2,000 Quad Cities River Bandits attendees each evening will leave with their own ring.
Earlier, Springfield announced they will have two additional World Series replica ring promotions this season. However, as of yet, the dates have not been disclosed. The Double-A club had two ring nights early in 2012.
Despite the earlier giveaways, interest level in these rings remains high. They are currently selling on ebay for prices approaching $100.