November 28, 2015
Bostic, a member of the Redskins for 14 seasons, helped his team win three championships as a player. Here’s a recent photo of him wearing those three championship rings:
Bostic had quite a football career:
He’s in Clemson University’s Hall of Fame and was won more Super Bowl rings than any other Clemson Tiger.
Bostic was also named one of the 70 greatest Redskins of all time and is in the Redskins Ring of fame.
He played in 184 pro football games and started 149 of them.
Remarkably, he joined the Redskins as an undrafted rookie in 1980.
In researching this story, I realized, with the short career of most NFL players, he must be one of a very few Redskin players to have participated in all three winning Super Bowls. I was not able to find how many of Bostic’s teammates were also awarded three super bowl rings as players, but I imagine it can’t be more than five.
From left to right, here’s a breakdown of his three Super Bowl rings shown above:
The ring on the left is the Redskins second Super Bowl ring from the 1987 season. The ring, designed and manufactured by Tiffany and company, is one of my least favorite championship rings, as the two Lombardi trophies are not nice looking. The ring is huge, weighing in at 50 grams. I realize 50 grams is small by today’s standards, but that championship ring, in person, appears quite large.
The middle ring is the Redskins third and final Super bowl ring, from the 1991 season. Also made by Tiffany and also weighing in at 50 grams, the championship ring is an improvement over the previous Super Bowl ring we discussed.
What I really admire about this Super Bowl ring are the two gorgeous shanks. One side has a great image of the team logo, and behind it are three Lombardi trophies with the Super Bowl roman numerals engraved in each trophy.
The other shank has a great close-up image of the White House, the phrase “Hail To The Redskins” and the winning score from Super Bowl XXVI.
If you wish to view this Super Bowl ring’s shanks, or any other Super Bowl ring and the accompanying presentation box, visit the home page of my championship ring website and click on the Super Bowl ring link at the top of the page.
The last Super Bowl ring, shown on the right, is the team’s first Championship ring from the Super Bowl era. This championship ring was earned for their title during the 1982 season and was made by Jostens. This Super Bowl ring is 47 grams.
Please remember, I buy Super Bowl rings, so if you have want to sell your Super Bowl ring, please let me know.