July 27, 2015

Continuing the run of blogs on pairs of championship rings from every Super Bowl match, here’s the latest story: an in-depth look at the gorgeous championship rings from Super Bowl XXVI.

Super Bowl XXVI Championship Rings

My apology that the amazing championship rings shown, are embedded with my web-site address.   It’s not done for self promotion….

If I didn’t add the url, other web sites would “lift” my images, especially the sellers on ebay, who appear over-night and offer cheap championship rings made in good-old China.   Championship ring collectors often ponder why ring companies such as Jostens, Balfour, and Tiffany allow this crime?   No one seems to have an answer as to why these offerings continue, and it’s a shame (or opportunity for championship ring collectors depending upon how you see it).

The fakes and replicas don’t look as good as authentic championship rings, and the quality dramatically varies from vendor to vendor.   These “business establishments” display photos of real championship rings and then have the balls to claim the pictures are of their very own produced replica championship rings!

Almost every image in my superbowl ring blog stories are photographed from my own prized championship ring collection.   As readers and collectors understand, these rings are extremely rare and a very small portion of championship rings are available for sale in the hobby-place.   That means specific Super Bowl rings are seldom (and often never) photographed in pairs from one Super Bowl game.

When I do post pictures that are already on the internet, I don’t place my web-site in the image foreground.

The ring on the left is the Washington Redskins Super Bowl Ring from their 1991 season.   This ring was designed and manufactured by Tiffany in solid 10K yellow gold.   Many Super Bowl ring collectors are not enamored with the design of the Washington Redskins rings and in my opinion, this is a nice improvement over their last Super Bowl ring (also made by Tiffany), from 1987.

While the Redskins Super Bowl XXVI ring does not contain any huge diamonds, the ring is loaded with diamonds throughout the top.

The championship ring weighs 50 grams.   Auction results for this Super Bowl ring are sparse – although a few have sold privately, the only auction result I know of his a player’s Super Bowl XXVI ring having sold in 2013 by SCP. That championship ring sold for $30,343.00.

In a tradition that continues to this day, the team that loses the Super Bowl is recognized as a champion of their respective conference. The Buffalo Bills 1991 AFC championship ring, shown above, is a beauty, and weighs in at 45 grams (the exact same weight as their championship ring from the year before).

The Bills AFC championship ring was only the second time (the Broncos having done the same design) that celebrated the AFC championship with a diamond-filled letter “A”.

The Bills AFC championship rings were designed and made by Jostens in solid yellow 10K gold.

The only player ring having sold at auction was purchased by me in 2010, for $7,000.00. I don’t know of any other rings that have sold at auction but a few have sold privately.

I want to buy super bowl rings (winning and losing ones) and also buy championship rings as well.   Let me know if you have a championship ring you want to sell.

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