The Special Super Bowl Ring at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

April 25, 2017


This photograph recently made the rounds on Twitter. It showcases William Perry’s size 23 Super Bowl Ring:


Chicago Bears & William Perry Superbowl ring


If you visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, or attend this week’s NFL draft in Philly, you can see exhibits featuring all 50 Super Bowl rings.

Also spotted at the Prof Football Hall of Fame, is the exhibit above, showing some cool memorabilia from the Chicago Bears championship season of 1985.

The photo and exhibit display an actual copy of “The Super Bowl Shuffle” vinyl record. Visit youtube and see the video for yourself. Also in the exhibit is a salesman sample William Perry Super Bowl ring. What makes this super bowl ring so special is that it was the largest Super Bowl ring ever produced (finger size wise, not the largest designed Super Bowl ring awarded to a specific team).

There are many William Perry size 23 salesman sample rings floating around in the hobby. They come up for sale at auctions, memorabilia shows or on eBay. Usually made of 10k solid gold and containing an imitation diamond, they can sell for around $2,500.00.

Please remember, I buy Super bowl rings and championship rings. If you would like complete privacy, and be able to sell your championship ring quickly, please contact me.


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The Championship Ring That Started Special Meanings

April 24, 2017


Ten days ago, I published a fascinating blog about ten hidden details in champion rings and their special meanings. Here’s the championship ring that started this trend:


Special meaning in the Yankees 1953 World Series Ring


If you have not read it, please check out the April 14, 2017 blog; use the search tool on the right and type in “Ten Hidden Details” to find and read that blog entry.

Most of the ten hidden details are just that – championship ring meanings purposely designed into the ring that is symbolic and contains a special meaning to that particular team.

The 1953 Yankee World Series ring shown above, was the first championship ring to be designed with a special meaning. It recognized the first-time (and currently only time) a baseball team won five World Series in a Row.

Back in the 1940s and 1950s Yankee World Series all looked the same. Each time the Yankees won a World Series (or lost a World Series), the only feature to really change on the ring was the year that appeared on the shank (side of the championship ring).

Well, that all changed in 1953, when the Yankees put a “5″ on the top of their World Series ring, to symbolize their impressive achievement of winning five world series rings in a row.

I believe this was the start of symbolisms in championship rings and maybe the Yankees were on to something. Perhaps they realized it was time to make a special championship ring that “broke the mold”. I say that because the following season the Yankees won an impressive 103 games, however they finished way behind the Cleveland Indians who won 111 games. Back then, there were no playoffs other than the World Series, so the Yankees never reached the World Series and get to play for a sixth-in-a-row World Series ring.

While we’ll never know for sure, had the Yankees won a sixth World Series ring, I wonder if championship ring collectors would have another special ring to admire and try to collect – a Yankee World Series ring with a “6″ and a large diamond centered inside the bottom of the “6″.

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I’ve Never Heard of a Team Doing This On Their Championship Rings!

April 20, 2017


Oklahoma State’s Alamo Bowl championship rings are beautiful – but have been designed on purpose with the wrong season record:


Oklahoma State Alamo Bowl championship ring with the wrong record


The Cowboys are refusing to recognize their official won/loss record and their loss to Central Michigan.

Oklahoma State’s Alamo Bowl champion rings have turned one of the team’s losses into a win.

When players, coaches and staff recently received their championship rings for winning the Alamo Bowl, their interpretation of the team’s won/loss record was prominently featured.

The side of the football championship rings have Oklahoma State’s record as 11-2, but if you google the official 2016 standings, it’s official won/loss record was 10-3; with losses to Oklahoma, Baylor, and Central Michigan.

The team is counting their first loss of the season, to Central Michigan as a win.

Why? Because, Central Michigan officially won that football game on a Hail Mary pass. That play came on an untimed down following an intentional grounding penalty on Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph. It was 4th down and Rudolph tossed the football away with four seconds left on the clock.

The officials called a penalty and gave Central Michigan an untimed down. This was an error and Central Michigan should not have been given the additional play, meaning the game should have ended.

Officials from both the Big 12 and MAC after the game admitted it was an mistake, though the final result of the game stood.

That’s why Oklahoma State spent the rest of the season treating it as a win, and now they’ve made sure their championship rings have recorded the loss as a win.

Please remember, I buy championship rings – even if they have the incorrect season record. If you would like to sell your championship ring in privacy, please contact me.


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Cubs Mandate Employee World Series Ring Agreement

April 19, 2017


As a Championship Ring collector, this is not the first time I’ve heard of teams interfering with employee championship ring sales.


Chicago 2016 Employee World Series Rings for sale


Earlier this week, the Cubs were on the defensive after a report surfaced about an internal memo, requesting every World Series ring recipient in the organization, sign an agreement forcing them to offer the championship ring back to the team for one dollar and not sell it in the market place.

According to the Cubs, the mandate does not apply to players, manager Joe Maddon and the coaching staff. In an even more bizarre twist, the team said this was to insure the championship rings would not appear on eBay or at other auction house sites, potentially lowering the championship rings’ overall value.

As a championship ring enthusiast for decades, I’ve never heard a team worry about a championship ring’s future value being of concern. I feel a team should design a championship ring, give them out, and then move on and try to win more championship rings. Team’s have bigger challenges in running a franchise than worrying about future value. Something does not add up here.

The Cubs are awarding 1,908 pieces of championship-related jewelry, including the championship rings. Those World Series rings are valued at $30,000 to $40,000. And just to add clarity, the Jostens appraisal probably states this amount, but market conditions and/or replacement costs which are nowhere near that dollar figure, will determine value, not an appraisal by the Jewelry manufacturer.

Spokesman Julian Green confirmed the team has asked employees and recipients to sign a document agreeing to the team’s conditions about reselling the championship rings.

Green added that the agreement did not prevent recipients from giving the gift to family members or friends, and the purpose was to maintain the rings’ value.

“If people are racing to the market to make a little bit of money, it does kind of drive the rings down in value,” he said.

Again, I wonder, why do the Cubs care about market value?

Of interest in the story is that Hoyer said he and President Theo Epstein signed the agreement willingly.

The Cubs have three levels of championship rings so that everyone from the Rickettses to ushers received something.

Recently the Cleveland Cavaliers handed out tons of championship rings and some did wind up on eBay.

Please remember as always, I’ll buy a championship ring and your secret sale will be safe with me. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please let me know.


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You Can Get Your Own Cubs World Series Ring – For a Big Price

April 15, 2017


Cubs fans have been waiting since early November to see the World Series rings. They finally had their chance on Wednesday. Now you can acquire your very own Cubs authentic 2016 World Series as shown below:


2016 Cubs Fan championship ring by Jostens Link


If seeing the beloved Chicago Cubs celebrate their World Series victory and then be awarded their gorgeous championship rings at Wrigley Field wasn’t enough, fans of the team and championship ring collectors too, can now own their own limited-edition World Series Championship ring.

And wait to you see the price…

According to Jostens, who designed the players’ official World Series rings, the fan version shown above, has many of the same features of the player version, including the Cubs logo made from rubies surrounded by real diamonds and sapphires. In total, the “Limited Edition ’108′ Fan World Series Ring” features 144 diamonds, 55 sapphires and 13 rubies and a sale price of $10,800.


The “108″ is a significant number as it represents the Cubs’ 108-year World Series drought that’s officially over.

There are other Jostens fan rings for those on a budget. Some are priced at $6,500 or as low as $119, along with other World Series themed championship jewelry.

Here is a link to the Jostens fan championship ring page: http://www.jostens.com/apps/prochamp/chicagocubs/fans/landing.mvc

Jostens is having quite a championship ring run. Besides making the Cubs 2016 World Series ring, they designed and manufactured the Indians ALCS championship ring, the Broncos Super Bowl 50 ring, the 2015 World Series ring and the 2015 MLS cup championship ring.

Additionally, I believe but not positive, they’re making the Patriots newest Super Bowl 51 ring.

Please remember I buy championship rings – but not fan rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring privately, please contact me.


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