The Hunt Is on for Missing Barry Bonds Plaque

Plaque was in public area next to bleachers on brick wall

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    Lori Preuitt
    This is a photo of the sign that was on display Opening Day.

    The memory of Giants slugger Barry Bonds may be waning in San Francisco, but it looks like someone still wants a piece of him.

    Sometime over the last week, someone took a plaque honoring Bonds.  

    The six-foot high sign that  used to hang beyond right center field is missing, as the San Francisco Chronicle first reported.

    It's a large, orange shield with the number 756 and was bolted securely to the spot inside AT&T Park where Bonds hit his record-setting 756th home run in 2007.

    It was in a public area next to the bleachers in the outfield.

    If you know the park, it was hung to the left of the Comcast SportsNet sign on the brick wall below the Coors bar in the outfield. (Photo above).

    Bonds was one of the franchise's greatest and most popular players. He is also a felon appealing his federal obstruction-of-justice conviction related to the BALCO steroids drug case.

    Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter told NBC Bay Area in a simple email that the team is having the plaque replaced and the Giants aren't involving police because it would be a "waste of taxpayer money" to involve them at this point.

    The most important thing, she said, is to get the plaque replaced.

    The only other mention of Bonds at AT&T Park is still there.

    Bonds' name listing all the Giants with 500 home runs hangs on the arcade archway closest to center field.

    Team and stadium officials did say they do plan to look at a week's worth of security video to find out whodunit.