October 31, 2015
As the Mets breathe new life into the World Series, now’s a great time to look at their winning championship rings:
Unlike their cross-town rivals, the New York Yankees, the Mets don’t have dozens of World Series winning rings, they have just two.
But loyal Mets fans and championship ring enthusiasts don’t care about the lack of championship rings, they love the two that have been awarded. And hopefully a third championship rings is on the way.
Let’s take a look at the two World Series Rings.
The ring on the left is a player ring from the 1969 World Series. The player’s World Series rings were originally manufactured in 14K solid yellow gold by Jostens. They weighed in around 43-44 grams and are visually quite large.
Many staff rings and some championship rings made later on for players were in 10K solid gold. The ring is a classic old-style championship ring and one side contains the Mets famous, baseball logo with the buildings and bridge and baseball stitching, and the other side contains a beautiful and detailed image of Shea stadium.
The Mets 1986 World Series ring was made by Balfour in solid 10K yellow gold. The ring is similar in size to the 1969 ring and similar in style. The rings shanks have the Mets 25th anniversary logo and an image of the Baseball World Series trophy on the other side. The championship ring also highlights the team’s 116 wins.
Lenny Dykstra, a player from the 1986 team, had all kinds of financial difficulties, lost his ring to creditors. His 1986 World Series ring sold at a Heritage auction in 2009 for $56,762.50.
Please remember, I buy championship rings. Let’s talk if you have any championship rings to sell.