If you haven’t had a chance to see the San Francisco Giants 2010 and 2012 World Series Champion trophies first hand, take our word that these two lovely gems of San Francisco are as spectacular as one can imagine.
The beauties were on display at Tiffany & Co., designer of the sibling trophies, before heading back to their proper home with the SF Giants. Haute Living was invited to get up close and personal with the champion trophies at the San Francisco Tiffany & Co. store.
In 2000, Major League Baseball commissioned Tiffany & Co. to create the World Series Trophy. The level of craftsmanship and detail by Tiffany’s is enough to make anyone swell up with pride.
Some things that we learned during our special visit that every San Franciscan (and baseball fan) should know:
- The trophy’s official name is “The Commissioner’s Trophy.”
- Each year, one full-sized trophy is crafted by Tiffany and awarded by the Commissioner of Baseball to the championship team.
- The trophy is created at Tiffany’s workshop in New Jersey
- Each trophy design features thirty pennants representing the teams in the American and National Baseball Leagues. The pennants encircle a dome base, which is etched with latitude/longitude lines symbolizing the globe and adorned with twenty-four karat gold vermeil applied stitches representing those on a baseball. Engraved on the base are the words, “Presented by the Commissioner of Baseball” along with the commissioner’s signature.
- Tiffany & Co. also creates the World Series MVP Trophy, presented to the Most Valuable Player of the World Series; the All-Star Home Run Derby Trophy, awarded by Major League Baseball to the winner of the Home Run Derby during All-Star Week; and the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award which is awarded at the Commissioner’s discretion. Previous winners include Cal Ripken Jr., Tony Gwynn, Roger Clemens, Ichiro Suzuki and Rachel Robinson.
Pretty amazing, huh? Is a third trophy in San Francisco’s future? Let’s hope so. Go Giants!