Archive for January, 2014

Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks Championship Rings

January 28, 2014


The Broncos and Seahawks will meet up in Super Bowl XLVIII and here’s a little background on their previous championship rings.

Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks Championship rings


Hopefully this year’s Super Bowl game will be more competitive than the comparison number of championship rings each team currently has. The Broncos have won two Super Bowls (both with John Elway as quarterback), and appeared in four other Super Bowls where they lost.

The Seahawks have one Super Bowl appearance, having lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.

Pictured above are rings from each of those games. No matter who wins Super Bowl XLVIII, each team will receive a ring – one will have “World Champions” on the ring, the other will be an AFC or NFC Championship ring.

Here are their previous appearances and scores of the game:

  • Super Bowl XII – Cowboys 27, Broncos 10
  • Super Bowl XXI – Giants 39, Broncos 20
  • Super Bowl XXII – Redskins 42, Broncos 10
  • Super Bowl XXIV – Forty Niners 55, Broncos 10
  • Super Bowl XXXII – Broncos 31, Packers 24
  • Super Bowl XXXIII – Broncos 34, Falcons 19
  • Super Bowl XL Steelers 21, Seahawks 10



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The Biggest and Baddest Super Bowl Rings!

January 27, 2014


Here are the Big 3 – They Are Substantially Larger Than The Rest.

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The New England Patriots Superbowl Ring XXXIX ring (pictured above) was the first championship ring to break the 100-gram barrier. The sports world had seen nothing like it before. It was 30-50% bigger than most super bowl rings that were made a few years prior (see the Tampa Bay Super Bowl XXXVII ring pictured above)

When the Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII, four seasons later, they made an even slightly larger ring, tipping the scales around 104 grams (pictured above).

Last season, not to be outdone, the Ravens equaled the physical size of the Steelers, with their huge Super Bowl XLVII ring. The Ravens ring is a light-weight, only weighing 96 grams because it is made of 10-K solid gold while the Pats and Steelers rings are 14K gold (14K Gold is about 10% heavier than 10K gold).

Wish you could wear one of these rings? They’re so large and heavy they are completely uncomfortable to wear, but boy do they look good!


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Complete Set of Replica Super Bowl Rings Shows Up on Ebay

January 26, 2014


This could possibly be the only complete run of Super Bowl Rings available.

complete set of super bowl rings on ebay

But is it a good investment at an opening bid of $4,900.00?

The seller boasts the set was built and accumulated over a long period of time.

While it would be amazing to display this collection, keep in mind it’s probably a poor investment.

complete set of super bowl rings on ebay

These cheep knockoffs, made in China with non precious metals and gems, have plummeted in price over the last few years. Some rings look great, others – not so much.


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Now That’s A Big Super Bowl Ring!

January 24, 2014


Recently posted at the Jostens’s Facebook page, the photo shows how championship rings were designed in the days before computer design software.

Steelers Super Bowl XIV Ring


The ring being crafted by the Jostens’ employee is the final version of the Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl XIV Ring.

It’s from the 1979 season, when the Steelers beat the Los Angeles Rams 31–19. The game was closer than the final score indicates as the Rams led at halftime 13-10.

Most Jostens salesman samples have quarterback Terry Bradshaw on the side. Bradshaw was named Super Bowl MVP by completing 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns.

Sometimes Joe Greene (“Mean Joe Greene”) appears on Steeler Sample rings from this time period.

Rings are now designed on computers and no longer built the way this photograph shows.


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Why A Player Shouldn’t Sell Their Ring to a Memorabilia Dealer or Auction House

January 12, 2014


A Private Sale, Directly to a Collector, is a much better way to sell a ring. The transaction stays off the internet and prevents the whole world from knowing about it.

Ravens Super bowl XLVII Ring


Former Ravens running back Damien Berry denies putting Super Bowl ring up for sale, but it looks like he did, and now the story is all over the internet and he’s paying the price of selling the ring to the wrong person.

Berry is claiming that his friend sold the ring without his knowledge, to an undisclosed third party that later sold it to Goldin Auctions. Berry’s claim appears to be inaccurate.

Ken Goldin, the founder and owner of Goldin Auctions, told The Baltimore Sun that he has a copy of a sales agreement with Berry that includes witnessed, notarized documents for a chain of custody that will be made available to the winning bidder of an online auction conducted through www.GoldinAuctions.com.

“I would never knowingly sell my Super Bowl ring,” Berry said. “I’m not that kind of guy. That’s not me. The ring means a lot to me and I want to do whatever it takes to get it back. This isn’t what I’m about.”

Goldin said that his company conducts extensive research and verification of all items, and wouldn’t sell anything that it’s not authorized to make available for auctions.

A source familiar with Goldin Auctions’ business practices said the company does in fact conduct extensive background checks to ensure that there’s paperwork backing up the legality of all sales.

Players do sell their rings all the time. However, dealing with a private collector such as the owner of sports-rings.com is a better way to go.

Berry expressed embarrassment about the ring being up for sale and revealed that friends and fans “started coming at me on Twitter about what’s up with my Super Bowl ring. It’s definitely upsetting,”


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