Sometimes You Can’t Give Away Your Championship Rings

March 20, 2019


At $3,999.99, the price of this Championship Ring is a rare bargain – yet it’s still for sale:


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The championship ring shown above is 100% authentic and it’s a player ring – yet currently there are no takers. (If you are interested, it can easily be found on eBay).

I am not affiliated with this championship ring or the seller, I’m just here to blog about the world of championship rings.

This 1989 Broncos AFC championship ring is a nice looking ring. It’s made of solid 10K yellow gold and real diamonds.

If you are looking for a really good deal – this is it. These AFC/NFC championship rings usually sell in the $5,000 – $8,000 price range (sometimes more depending upon the team and player).

The more recent AFC/NFC championship rings have grown quite a bit in size (and bling) and go for a lot more.

Here’s the good about this Broncos Championship ring:

  • At a “buy it now” price of $3,999.99, the price is a bargain
  • It’s a player’s ring (not coach or front office)
  • It’s made of solid yellow gold and real diamonds
  • The proper Jostens markings are inside
  • The championship ring appears to be in very good condition

    Here’s the bad:

  • The wood presentation box does not come with it (good luck finding one)

  • No mention of paperwork from original owner (you better hope he does not claim it was stolen and has a police report)

    It seems every championship ring I need for my collection never falls into this price range. Seems I’m always trying to acquire the latest, greatest and rarest championship rings. Oh well, I guess that’s how it goes.

    Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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  • Colts 2006 Super Bowl Ring For Sale on eBay

    March 18, 2019


    This great looking authentic Super Bowl ring can be purchased today – if you and the seller can agree on a price:


    Colts Super Bowl ring on ebay


    First off, I am not affiliated with this Super Bowl ring or the seller, I’m just hear to blog about the world of championship rings.

    As usual, I’ll share the good and bad about this championship ring. Some of the good and bad are my opinions. The seller’s opinions and others in the championship ring community may have very different opinions. And who’s to say I’m right or their wrong (or vice a versa). However, facts are facts, and sometimes sellers clearly get things wrong and need to be called out.

    In this case, the championship ring shown above (currently for sale on eBay) is 100% authentic, and I admire that the seller, clearly stated in his eBay listing that this is a “B” version championship ring. Unlike other listings on eBay, no one is trying to get one over on a potential buyer. Because this is a “B” championship ring, this means this Super Bowl ring is smaller (and a slightly different design) than what the players received.

    So if you are a Colts fan, or a Payton Manning fan, or a championship ring collector and you don’t want to spend $30,000 or more for a player’s version, this championship ring made of solid gold is your ticket to an authentic Colts Super Bowl ring.

    One fact that you may want to inquire about: I know of two “B” version Super Bowl colts rings (I actually own one). Both of the two I’ve seen contained real diamonds. You may want to ask the seller to have the diamonds tested because I don’t know of any versions that were made with imitation diamonds, and the seller is stating that his offering does not contain real diamonds.

    Perhaps his ring really is made with real diamonds. If not, it does not mean the championship ring is not authentic (it clearly is authentic), it just means the recipient was probably a little lower on the company hierarchy and did not qualify for a championship ring with real diamonds.

    Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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    Cool 1983 Raiders Super Bowl Ring Shows Up on eBay

    March 11, 2019


    This Stunning Authentic Super Bowl ring can be yours, today:


    Raiders Super Bowl ring on ebay


    Please note I am not affiliated with this championship ring or the seller, I’m just here to blog about the world of championship rings.

    The Raiders have won three Super Bowl rings in their history (and some AFC championship rings too).

    And the one being offered on ebay, is the most coveted of the Raiders Super Bowl rings – since it was the first football championship ring to use multiple diamonds in the shape of footballs to show-off how many championships the team has won.

    Other than the Raiders and Patriots, no other teams have been as consistent at designing their championship rings with the same basic design over-and-over again.

    In the Raiders, case, that means a black onyx stone to match the teams colors, and large diamonds and white gold to match their “silver” team colors.

    In fact, back when the whole world was making championship rings in yellow gold (see championship rings from the 1960′s – 1990s), the Raiders, always issued their championship rings and super bowl rings in black and white gold.

    The Super Bowl ring on eBay belonged to a famous broadcaster, and is 100% authentic. Furthermore, the seller Ymar added this interesting note about the original recipient of this championship ring”

    “Bill King is the Only person on this planet to have ever been awarded a Super Bowl Ring (1976, 1980, 1983 Raiders), a World Series Championship Ring (1989 A’s) and an NBA World Championship Ring (1975 Golden State). The only ring that Mr. King was not awarded during his long broadcasting career is a Stanley Cup Ring mainly because there has never been a NHL Hockey team in the Bay area. Add to the mix that Mr. King as of 2016 is actually in the Baseball Hall of Fame no one else can claim such credentials on their resume’ ”

    The Raiders ring is made of 14 solid white gold and real diamonds, and has the proper Lenox stamp inside the ring (yes, Lenox made the Raider super bowl rings, not Jostens).

    The offered Super Bowl ring is the exact same size and version as the players received.

    What I also like about this championship ring offering is it comes with the original (and rare) championship ring box.

    Many championship rings from this era came with low-quality presentation boxes, and as the years went on, were discarded. Today’s championship rings come with large, display boxes that unusually remain with the championship rings because they are so impressive.

    The Raiders were ahead of their time, their Super Bowl ring boxes came with a personalized metal engraving on the outside (you can see the box at the ebay auction). Yet somehow, most of the Raider Super Bowl rings, seldom come with the box. In this case, this championship ring does have the original box so it’s a nice and rare bonus, and adds a lot of value to this offering.

    The Raider ring has an “asking price” of $32,983.83 (83 being the year the team won this Super Bowl), however, the seller is accepting “offers”.

    Also, and this is important, the seller is well-known in the championship ring community and has a solid reputation.

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


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    Sam and His Patriot Super Bowl Ring Hats

    March 7, 2019


    Championship ring enthusiast, and huge Patriots fan, Sam M. recently sent these two photos; showing his collection of Super Bowl ring hats:


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    Any championship ring enthusiast can instantly see that these championship ring hats were hand made by the mysterious (and hard to find) “Championship Ring Hat Guy”.

    The Hat Guy’s work has been seen hundreds of times on the internet and on broadcast TV. Fans continue to search for him and request that he make them his near perfect replicas of championship rings designed to be worn on your head.

    It’s amazing how many people have reached out to me, asking if I had his contact information. I don’t. I was told by him, that he no longer makes these hats, yet you can see by the photo on the left, he did make a Super Bowl LI Patriots ring when the Patriots won the Super Bowl in February 2017.

    Sam, the proud owner of those hats, had this to say about his experience working with Rion (the ring-hat guy): “he has made me 2 patriots Super Bowl ring hats for me. He’s a real nice guy. He is a Saints fan from New Orleans his name is Rion.” Sam also sent me a quote from Rion – “All is good. I have stopped making them for a while. Just don’t have the time. – Take care, Rion “ .

    The top photo on the right shows Sam at Super Bowl LI, shortly after the Pats won their fifth Super Bowl ring. You can see the confetti on the field, and Sam making a “5″ gesture with his hand – as the team had just won their fifth Super Bowl title.

    Showing his love of all championship rings, Sam included this note in his recent email to me: “… interesting that the Sox are giving fans replica rings for all 4 rings. It will be cheap materials but still good looking replicas. In 2014 they gave away replicas of the 13 ring and they looked pretty good. ”

    As always, thanks Sam for your amazing contributions and congratulations on acquiring two amazing championship ring hats!

    Please remember as always, I buy championship rings (just not championship ring hats). If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Sells His Laker Championship Rings for Close to $3 Million at Auction

    March 5, 2019


    The NBA legend collected nearly $3 million over the weekend, by auctioning off 234 pieces of his memorabilia, including four of the five NBA championship rings he won with the Lakers.


    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lakers championship rings


    Abdul-Jabbar said that “a significant portion of the proceeds” — which totaled $2,947,872.25 — will go to his Skyhook Foundation. The charity’s goal is to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities and education to communities that need help.

    According to Goldin Auctions, the company that ran this auction, the item that went for the highest bid was Abdul-Jabbar’s 1987 championship ring. It sold for $398,937.50. His 1985 championship ring went for $343,700, while his NBA championship rings from 1980 and 1988 went for $245,500 each.

    The minimum bid for one of Abdul-Jabbar’s championship rings was $60,000. He also won NBA titles in 1971 with the Milwaukee Bucks and 1982 with the Lakers. Neither of those championship rings were placed in the auction.

    Abdul-Jabbar recently said that he was ready to part with much of his NBA memorabilia and had a strong desire do some good with it.

    Jabbar stated “I can’t afford to pay all the rental fees and insurance. I’m just tired of it,” he said. “It can help me support my foundation. … A significant portion of the proceeds will go to help me help the kids learn about STEM education. That’s one of the main reasons I’m here, to get some support from my friends in the NBA.”

    Among the other items sold during the auction: a signed ball used when Abdul-Jabbar scored his final NBA points ($270,050), three of his league MVP trophies ($122,750-$123,978), a pair of game-worn goggles ($12,275) and a crystal mini-basketball, which was a 50th birthday gift from Pat Riley ($2,455).

    Congratulations to Kareem and to his important charity.

    Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship rings in complete privacy, please contact me.


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