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?
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):
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.