November 12, 2014


The three stolen Super Bowl rings, belonging to Houston Texans linebacker coach Mike Vrabel – which looks just like these in the photo, were stolen from his Houston residence recently.

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Mike Vrabel reported that his home was burglarized and the robber or robbers got away with the three Super Bowl rings he was awarded while playing for the New England Patriots’ during the championship seasons 2001-02, 2003-04 and 2004-05.

No arrests have been made in the case. The theft and some other robberies in the area during the same time period, are under investigation.

Vrabel, tweeted on Saturday: “To all the Houston area pawn shops: 3 super bowl rings are headed your way. Courtesy of the (expletive) who smashed our back door in.”

“You work so dang hard for something like that, especially three of them. It’s terribly sad, and I sure hope he gets those back,” said J.J. Watt, one of Vrabel’s players.

Now how in the world can the thieves think they can unload the championship rings at a pawn shop or other market?

If they call me, looking to sell the ring, (and running this blog I get calls all the time to buy and sell championship rings) I would let the authorities know immediately!

Alex Rodriguez, (yes, this is his name, and unlike his name-sake, this guy is a law abiding citizen) is a 30-year pawn broker. He says the thieves have a very difficult road ahead of them if they believe they can unload three super bowl rings at any reputable, licensed pawn shop in the state of Texas (or anywhere else in the country).

“If a piece of jewelry has anyone’s initials or name engraved on it and those letters don’t match the driver’s license information we won’t take it,” says Rodriguez. The thieves also would be ill-advised to think it could be melted down or scrapped and retaining the rings’ original value. Some estimates put the rings worth up to $50,000 apiece. The best the thieves could expect would be scrap prices, and that’s if they find someone underhanded enough to do the work.

“It’s totally possible to own a Super Bowl ring and pawn it,” says Rodriguez. If a player fell on tough times he could pawn his Super Bowl ring but he would have to produce proper documentation.

Some smart thieves know better than to take stolen items to pawn shops, but it’s likely that these super bowl rings, and Yogi Berra’s world series rings will turn up sooner rather than later.

Please remember, I will buy championship rings, especially Super Bowl rings. I don’t buy stolen merchandise and I don’t sell championship rings.


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