Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sixty Years...Sixty Rings!!!

If you haven't already started redeeming your Diamond Giveaway codes, the Diamond Giveaway site has been up and running.  Not only can you get your hands on more cards from Topps' 60 year history, but every code gives you a chance to dig a plot in search of virtual rings.  The more rings to collect, the more prizes you can win.  The kicker is if that you are able to get all 60 rings, you win yourself a real diamond ring.
If you've been digging and acquiring rings, you'll probably notice that the rings are separated into three groups:  MLB, Legacy Teams, and Players.  But what rings are you looking for? Fortunately, the boys and girls at the Freedom Cardboard message boards have compiled a list. 
The MLB teams list should be obvious, as all 30 teams have rings.  There are 15 "Legacy Teams" rings and 15 Player Rings.  The full checklist is below.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies
Detroit Tigers
Florida Marlins
Houston Astros (misspelled as Huston Astros)
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals


Legacy Teams
Boston Braves
Brooklyn Dodgers
Buffalo Bisons
Chicago White Stockings
Cincinnati Redlegs
Houston Colt 45's
Kansas City Athletics
Lousville Colonels
Milwaukee Braves
Montreal Expos
New York Giants
Philadelphia Athletics
Seattle Pilots
St Louis Browns
Washington Senators

Player Rings

Babe Ruth
Cal Ripken
Frank Robinson
Hank Aaron
Jackie Robinson
Lou Gehrig
Mickey Mantle
Mike Schmidt
Nolan Ryan
Ozzie Smith (misspelled as Ozzy Smith)
Reggie Jackson
Roy Campanella
Sandy Koufax
Stan Musial
Ted Williams

According to the crack staff at the message board, the hard ring to find is the Mantle (about 1:5000 digs).  Of course there had to be one "Nap Lajoie" ring in the bunch.  If all 60 rings were readily available for the digging, then everybody could win a real diamond ring.
As for me, I have eight rings so far. Two Yankees rings, along with a Mets, Giants, Bisons, Expos, Milwaukee Braves, and a Frank Robinson ring.  I would have loved to trade one Yankees ring for a Cubs one (or any other one for that matter), but the trading site isn't available until April. 
So keep an eye out for all 60 rings.  And good luck with the search.


JayBee Anama


dayf said...

If only one ring is short - um - printed, then I guess they'll be giving away a ton of the sets you can win with 45 rings? I wonder what the shipping will be on those suckers...

Charlie said...

Thanks for posting this list! I need a Yankee ring and have a Cubs ring I can offer. If possible, once the trading opens, contact me and maybe we can coordinate the trade. Thanks.