Cars are broken into nearly every day in Houston, but not many have a valuable ring inside.

That ring belonged to Larry Stokes. He received it when he was working for the Houston Astros during their 2005 run to the World Series.

"I made a lot of friends in the organization very quickly, and the one bond we had was that 2005 season and the National League Championship ring we have," Stokes said.

Just two weeks ago, Stokes and his family moved to Meyerland from Kingwood. While they were unloading, he says he forgot about the safe in the trunk of his car.

"I didn't think about it," Stokes said. "I didn't think to get it out soon enough and got up the next morning and noticed the inside of my car had been jostled."

He ran to the car only to find that his safe with other valuables inside missing.

"It also had passports, birth certificates, the ring, couple of watches," Stokes said.

He worked as vice president of human resources for nine seasons.

"It's personalized. It has my name on it, but for me, even more so because the day I received the ring, I thought about my kids and thought about passing it on to my children," Stokes said.

Houston Police are investigating the incident.

Stokes posted the photograph of the ring to Stolen911, a website where victims of theft post stolen property.

Though it's not something he wears often, he is still desperate to have it back.

"It's really not about me necessarily, but it's about my family and my connection to my former co-workers at the Houston Astros," he said.

He's offering a $1,000 reward for any information.

Stokes doesn't remember whether his car was unlocked that night.

The ring also holds 40 diamonds to honor the 40th anniversary of the team's history that same year.