Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/15/12

This may be the first time in history a rodent — or any animal for that matter — was featured on a World Series ring. The Cardinals received their World Series rings on Saturday and the jewelry features the traditional amount of gaudiness. They’re made of 14-karat white gold and include 103 round diamonds and 50 custom-cut rubies. Oh yeah, if you look between home plate and the STL logo, you can see a squirrel in the same running position as the one that interrupted Games 3 and 4 of the Phillies-Cardinals series in St. Louis last season. Yup, the “Rally Squirrel” not only got prominent placement on a baseball card, but it also found its way onto the Cards’ World Series rings.

Other cool features for the rings are that they have each of the years of the previous 10 titles in franchise history, the results of all the playoff series written on the inside of the bands, and the phrase “HAPPY FLIGHT” written below the results. Happy flight is a saying Rafael Furcal began on getaway-days as he was hoping the team would have a happy flight home because they had won.

Two more photos of the rings are below (click twice to enlarge):

Photo Credit: Scott Rovak/St. Louis Cardinals via US PRESSWIRE

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