Is A Career Championship Ring For Derek Jeter In The Works?

March 30, 2017

I viewed the photo below and wondered, could Jeter, the Yankees, and Balfour get together and design a limited edition championship ring that fans and collectors could purchase?

Derek Jeter career championship ring

Let’s go through the facts as we know them. The career championship ring shown above is a cheap, non authorized knockoff of extremely poor quality.

Balfour, the championship ring company that’s made Yankee World Series rings for many decades, has designed and issued limited edition career championship rings for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, and Yogi Berra (shown below):

(Click picture below for a larger picture)Yankees Career Rings

The championship ring styled pieces, were made of solid yellow gold and real diamonds. These championship rings sell for several thousand dollars in the sports memorabilia market place.

I remember hearing that in order to make the championship rings shown above, not only did the Yankees have to approve this, so did the families (or players) who were honored with a career championship ring.

A Derek Jeter career championship ring would be a very nice collectible. As with the others that have been made, his stats, accomplishments, and years played would be listed on the sides and top of the ring.

No matter if this championship ring is manufactured or not, Jeter will receive a special championship ring from the Yankees and Balfour on Mother’s Day – Sunday May 14th.

On that special day, Jeter will officially have his number 2 retired by the Yankees and will have a plaque or monument placed in Monument Park at Yankee stadium. Tickets for that game and ceremony are going through the roof on the secondary market.

Please remember, I buy championship rings (even career rings). If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.

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Someone Actually Thought This Was A Real Super Bowl Ring?

March 29, 2017

The Super Bowl XXV ring shown below, was found by a person who actually believed they had found an authentic Super Bowl ring.

Lawrence Taylor Super Bowl ring

Talk about bad-looking championship ring knockoffs!

Typically, championship rings of this quality, can be found on ebay for $5.00 – $10.00.

The part that prompted me to write about this story, and hideous Super Bowl ring copy, was the reminder that Lawrence Taylor (or his son as was reported by the media) sold his real Super Bowl XXV ring back in 2012.

That auction, done by SCP auctions, resulted in a sale price of $230,401.00. For those who don’t track championship ring prices, the selling price, was mind-boggling.

Lawrence Taylor was one of the most dominant and gifted football ball players we’ve ever seen, and although he has had numerous troubles off the field, especially after retirement, his memorabilia continues to be sought out and highly valued.

Please remember, I buy championship rings all the time! If you would like to keep your privacy in tact, and would like to sell your championship ring, please contact me.

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Have You Ever Copied A Famous Championship Ring Pose?

March 28, 2017

I hear that many great football players do the iconic Heisman Pose all the time. Championship Ring collectors are not so different:

Famous Championship Ring poses

The photograph above is a recent gem from Twitter. The poser did a nice job of getting his championship ring placements exactly right. He can even brag that his championship rings are larger than Michael Jordan’s. Twenty years of championship ring growth and evolution will do that every time to the size of championship rings.

Hunter didn’t get the proper head-turn, but he nailed the finger, placing it on his temple in the same spot as Michael Jordan did so many years ago.

This photo brings back memories; a few years ago, the controversial and well known championship ring dealer from Tennessee did another famous “pose”, emulating Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell and seven of his NBA championship rings.

I couldn’t resist, I resized the photo of the ring dealer, and pasted it along side Russell’s famous photo in a similar side by side comparison, just like the photo above.

So if anyone wants to send me a photo of them and some championship rings, where they are copying a famous photograph, I’ll publish it and give them credit.

And just for the record, emulating a famous championship ring picture is something I’ve never done or plan too. It’s not that I wouldn’t want too, it’s just I would probably brake the lens camera!

Meanwhile, please remember, I buy championship rings all the time. If you would like to do a private deal, please contact me.

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U.S. Congressman Believes U.S. Can Recover Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl Ring

March 27, 2017

Many citizens on both sides of the political spectrum, believe politicians are clueless. Here is quite possibly, proof:

Robert Kraft's Stolen Super Bowl Ring

U.S. Congressman Peter King (not the well-known NFL writer/reporter Peter King) told TMZ last week that he believes the FBI’s recent recovery of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl 51 jersey was “more important than what the FBI Director said about wiretapping and more important than Russia.” Really…. is that what King believes?

It gets even kookier….

King praised FBI Director James Comey for continuing the relentless investigation into the stolen jersey, despite not being a Patriots fan. King said Comey is a “good leader” for directing all that effort in tracking down a valuable jersey for “a guy he hated.”

However, there’s still another open situation: The stolen Super Bowl ring that has yet to be recovered; and this one will be a lot more difficult to get back.

During a meeting in St. Petersburg in 2005, Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered Russian President Vladamir Putin the chance to try on his Super Bowl XXXIX ring. Putin did just that and then after briefly wearing it, proceeded to put the 124-diamond championship ring in his pocket. He never returned the Super Bowl ring to Kraft, claiming he believed it was a gift. Months later, Putin claimed he did not even remember meeting Kraft.

In the TMZ interview, Congressman King declined to comment on the chance that he personally requested President Trump assist him in getting the Super Bowl ring back after their recent plane trip together. Wouldn’t King have just said “No” to the TMZ question if King did not request the President’s help? Also, King called Putin a “thief” and Kraft a “victim.”

King went on to explain that getting the Super Bowl jersey returned to Brady was “a solid first step” and believes that proper teamwork and effort could produce similar results for Kraft’s missing Super Bowl ring.

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How To Sport Fake Rings and Other Perils In Championship Ring Collecting

March 25, 2017

I just finished my latest comprehensive article for the fantastic publication Gridiron Greats Magazine. If you don’t subscribe, perhaps you should:

Gridiron Greats magazine and championship rings

It’s not easy authenticating a championship ring that you’re contemplating purchasing. If it was a snap, there wouldn’t be numerous people who’ve been fooled and victimized.

Examine the photo below of two New York Giants Super Bowl XXI rings. Virtually anyone shown the fake ring on the left, without a magnifying glass and an authentic Super Bowl ring readily available for comparison, would conclude that the ring on the left was authentic.

Fake Super Bowl rings

It’s not.

Even looking at the fine details on the side of the ring will fool almost all examiners:

Fake Superbowl rings

While I touch on many themes on my championship ring blog, a repeating column in Gridiron Greats Magazine allows me to go into much further details on the subject matter of championship rings.

So, reach out to the magazine and get a subscription; You’ll learn in the next issue how to identify fake championship rings. In the following issue after that, I’ll continue this story and go into detail about issues and concerns you should have about authentic rings, as there are sometimes hidden issues with authentic championship rings too.

To order a subscription to this great magazine, please visit their website:

Always remember, I buy authentic championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring and have complete privacy in the transaction, please contact me.

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