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Cubs Fans Can Win Player-Grade Championship Ring: Here's How

By Ariel Cheung | July 7, 2017 1:40pm | Updated on July 10, 2017 8:43am
 The Chicago Cubs will raffle off a 2016 World Series Championship ring to one lucky fan.
The Chicago Cubs will raffle off a 2016 World Series Championship ring to one lucky fan.
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WRIGLEY FIELD — If the paltry $499 fan ring commemorating the Chicago Cubs' World Series championship just won't do, fans have a shot at the same ring worn by the 2016 team.

The Cubs are raffling off tickets to win the only player-grade version available to fans for $10 a pop through Sept. 4, the team announced Friday.

And you have to be in Chicago to get one.

Fans who legally reside in the city limits can buy raffle entries online, but will need proof of residency to claim their prize. Otherwise, tickets can only be purchased at Wrigley Field on game days or the two Cubs Store locations at the ballpark and Downtown, 663 N. Michigan Ave.

Money from the raffle will benefit Cubs Charities, and the winning number will be drawn Sept. 5. The winning fan can have their name engraved on the side of the ring.

Like the rings worn by Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and other 2016 Cubbies, the ring that will go to one lucky fan is made with 14-karat white gold and features the Cubs bullseye logo crafted from 33 rubies, 72 diamonds and 46 blue sapphires.

Another 108 white diamonds — signifying the 108-year championship drought — surround the top of the ring, which overall contains 5.5 carats of diamonds.

The special ring is even more decked out than the top ring initially offered to fans in April. That $10,800 version included 144 diamonds, 55 saphires and 13 rubies, and the 108 that were made sold out within days.

The Cubs and Wrigley Field are 95 percent owned by an entity controlled by a trust established for the benefit of the family of Joe Ricketts, owner and CEO of DNAinfo.com. Joe Ricketts has no direct involvement in the management of the iconic team.