October 29, 2015

Here’s Jim Brown’s 1964 Championship Ring, now back with it’s rightful owner:

Jim Brown 1964 Championship Ring

Back when this championship ring was designed and created, and stolen from Jim Brown, the very first Super Bowl hadn’t even been played.

On Wednesday, Brown officially got his lone championship ring back.

According to the Associated Press, Brown reached a settlement with the sports memorabilia dealer, Lelands. Lelands had his 1964 Cleveland Browns championship ring.

Brown had sued the dealer for its return. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed other than noting that championship ring was returned, which seems to be all Brown wanted.

“Symbolically, I don’t keep a lot of trophies. But that ring was special,” Brown said, according to AP. “It wasn’t me the star. It was all of us.”

Many consider Brown to be the greatest player in history of pro football. He earned the championship ring when the Browns beat the Baltimore Colts 27-0 in the title game back to conclude the 1964 season.

As many fans and residents of Cleveland can tell you, this was Cleveland’s last pro sports title.

The 1964 title was Brown’s only pro championship, meaning this is his only professional championship ring.

Brown retired after the 1965 season. During his nine season NFL career, he lead the league in rushing eight times and was first-team All-Pro eight times. For all his individual greatness, the ring symbolized his greatest team accomplishment.

Brown claims that the ring was stolen from his Cleveland home in 1966, and decades later a dealer ended up with it. Now it has been returned to its rightful owner. Brown told the AP he plans to give the ring to one of his children, perhaps for Christmas.

I’m wondering, if you have more than one child, how in the world do you decide which child to give it to?

Please remember, I buy championship rings, so if you would like to sell your ring, let’s talk.

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