To honor and commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the San Francisco Giants, an extraordinary museum of treasured and coveted artifacts related to Giants heritage has been installed within Oracle Park. Each year the artifacts on display will rotate to celebrate a specific theme and/or era related to Giants history.The Giant Vault is located inside the Lefty O'Doul Gate and is accessible to all fans inside the park.
The exhibition currently on display for the 2018 season pays tribute to the last season of the Giants in New York (1957) and their move West to San Francisco in 1958. Many of the coveted artifacts in the exhibition, including Willie Mays' New York Giants home jersey from the 1957 season as well as the last home plate ever used at the Polo Grounds (September 29, 1957), have been loaned by baseball historian, collector and author, Stephen Wong. There are also items on loan from the collection of Rick Swig which include a 1957 Team signed baseball and a 1958 Marv Grissom game used home jersey, along with other artifacts.
Wong, a Bay Area native and lifelong collector of historically significant baseball artifacts, helped make this museum a reality for Giants fans. A graduate of Stanford Law School, Wong authored Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments (2016) and Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections (2005), both of which were nominated for the Casey Award.
Swig, a San Francisco native and long-time Giants season ticket holder, loaned numerous items from his personal collection to contribute to the history in the museum. A graduate of Stanford University, Swig is a leader in the hospitality industry and a dedicated philanthropist.