Archive for January, 2016

Peyton Manning Still Has a Shot at That Second Super Bowl Ring

January 25, 2016


After a tough battle, the Broncos held on and made it to Super Bowl 50.

(Click picture below for a larger picture)Denver Broncos and New England Patriots Super Bowl rings


If Manning felt pressure to score points against New England, just wait to they play the Panthers and that offense.

It looks like the early hype for Super Bowl 50 is the “Passing of the Guard” theme. One iconic quarterback in his final game against the young up and comer, who’s playing in his first Super Bowl.

Whichever quarterback emerges with a new Super Bowl ring, it will be a very special culmination: Maybe we’ll see a quarterback legend victorious in his final game, or the culmination of a young quarterback who had an MVP season and capped it with his first Super Bowl ring.

We have two solid weeks to digest and analyze the upcoming game, but before we do that, enjoy the picture above of two beautiful Super Bowl rings and think of what a great game we saw on Sunday. The Patriots vs. the Broncos was a very entertaining game that kept me on the edge of my seat. And, while quarterbacks throwing the ball up and down the field is great, the game reminded me of how riveting a tight defensive game can be.

Two winning championship rings from the Patriots and Broncos are pictured above.

Please remember, I buy Super Bowl rings. If you have a Super Bowl ring and would like to sell it privately, please let me know.


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More Championship Rings Are Coming

January 23, 2016


Today’s championship ring blog will be shorter than usual (maybe that’s a good thing). Here’s the blog’s customary picture of great looking championship rings:



(Click picture below for a larger picture)NFC Championship Rings


The North East is getting walloped this morning with a snow storm, so I don’t have the usual resources or time available for the standard championship ring blog.

I had planned this weekend (Saturday and Sunday morning) to write about the four NFL teams remaining in the NFL playoff race, and how half of them will be getting new championship rings.

As discussed many times before on this championship ring blog, the winners of this weekend’s two championship games will be guaranteed a championship ring (unless they do that awful thing of designing and making championship ring watches like the 1968 Colts and 2010 Steelers did).

Pictured above are the Panthers and Cardinals only championship rings. Both made from just about the same design, from Jostens. Tomorrow I will be showing off some winning Super Bowl rings from the Patriots and Broncos.

The winner of Super Bowl 50 will get am impressive Super Bowl ring and the losing team gets awarded either an AFC or NFC championship ring (and hopefully not a watch).

Sorry, again the blog is short today. Please everyone, stay safe.

Remember as always, I buy championship rings so if you would like to sell your championship ring privately, please let me know.


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If You’re Offered This Stolen 2009 Yankees World Series Ring, Tell The Police

January 22, 2016


This Balfour 2009 Yankee Championship Ring Could be For Sale in the Marketplace:

New York Yankees 2009 World Series Ring


When you purchase a championship ring, it’s always imperative you get solid paperwork. Solid paperwork is vital – everyone has a story. I can’t tell you how many deals I have walked away from. I’ve heard numerous stories about championship rings being lost in a poker match, or a player “giving” a friend his Super Bowl ring. I’ve heard of players needing plumbing or home improvement repairs and without money to cover the work, they fork over their championship ring.

These stories are almost always fake. Just ask the lawyer who’s now suing a Championship Ring dealer from Tennessee who assured the buyer that a championship ring was legitimately sold or traded to help pay for a large moving company bill.

Even if a championship ring is acquired from the original owner with a handshake, when confronted by the media years later, many players will say they lost the championship ring or that the ring was stolen. Then when that story hits the media, what’s your championship ring worth now?

If the police find out you have a championship ring, and they believe it’s stolen you have two choices and neither option is good: You can turn over the championship ring to the police, or you can hire a lawyer for a lot of money.

So, don’t even think of purchasing a championship ring without iron-clad proof and paperwork that the ring is free from title issues.

Think you’re safe when the player’s name is highlighted in an auction by a major sports memorabilia organization? Think again. Almost every major auction house has had issues with championship rings and police investigations. This is by no-means a black-eye to the auction houses and they are not doing anything wrong. They consign championship rings, only to later learn that the consigner may not have told them everything, or worse, the consigner had no idea the championship ring was stolen or lost.

If you do hear of this 2009 Yankee World Series ring (shown above), with the last name “”Traynor” on the side of the championship ring, please contact Detective Christopher G. Maloney at the Clarkstown Police Department, located in New City, NY. The phone number is 845-639-5843.

Please remember, I buy championship rings, (with solid paperwork only). So if you have a championship ring that you want to sell and it was not acquired in a poker game, please contact me and we can do a private sale.


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K.C. Royals and Jostens Will Partner to Create the Team’s 2015 World Series Ring

January 21, 2016


Jostens and the Kansas City Royals just announced that the two organizations will partner once again to create a gorgeous championship ring to commemorate the team’s 2015 World Series Championship.

Kansas City Royals 2015 World Series Ring


The ring shown above is not   the new Royals World Series ring. There was speculation about this ring being real (the image was floating around the internet), but it turns out not to be authentic, and there’s no indication this fake championship ring is based upon the new design.

The real, one-of-a-kind World Series Ring will be presented to members of the 2015 team during an on-field ceremony to take place April 5, 2016 before the start of the 3:15 baseball game against the New York Mets.

“We are pleased to partner again with Jostens to design and create our World Series Championship Rings that tells the story of a spectacular season,” said Dan Glass, the Royals President. “Once the final out is recorded to win a World Series Championship everything seems to happen so quickly, it becomes difficult to remember every detail of the ride. The World Series ring commemorating that title is forever and will be the one memory that all of us associated with the 2015 team will always have with us.”

Chris Poitras, VP of Jostens, added “Jostens is honored to collaborate once again with the Kansas City Royals to create a truly spectacular ring that commemorates an incredible season and honors their championship win.” He also said “Our master jewelers are working closely with members of the Royals organization to create a brilliant symbol to recognize the team’s accomplishment.”

Founded way back in 1897, Jostens has produced iconic championship rings for professional sports teams and athletes for more than 60 years. In addition to working with the Royals, Jostens has worked with other Kansas City-area championship sports organizations including the Kansas City Chiefs (their Super Bowl I and IV championship rings) and Sporting Kansas City.

Please remember, I buy championship rings (real ones, not fakes), so if you have a championship ring to sell and want to remain private about it, please let me know.


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Here Comes Championship Sunday

January 20, 2016


Two of the four teams represented below by their championship rings, will advance to Super Bowl 50.

(Click picture below for a larger picture)Football Championship Rings


The two remaining AFC teams, the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots already can boast about having some very special Super Bowl rings.

The two Super Bowl rings from the AFC teams shown above, are the Broncos second and most current Super Bowl ring from the 1998 season. That year, turned out to be John Elway’s last season as a player (currently he’s the team GM). How fitting would it be if Peyton Manning duplicated the same feat and retired as a winning Super Bowl quarterback in his final season just as Elway did.

The Super Bowl ring, second from the left is the Patriots Super Bowl ring from 2004. If Brady wins this Super Bowl, he’ll leap over Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana and become the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl rings.

The two remaining championship rings are the Panthers (2003) and Cardinals (2008) NFC championship rings. Although five years apart, the tops of these championship rings are pretty much identical.

In fact, every one of the four championship rings shown above, were designed and made by Jostens.

It looks like the North East will have a snow storm Saturday into Sunday and what better way to spend a day, snowed in the house, watching championship football.

Enjoy!

Please remember, I buy Super Bowl rings and Championship Rings too! If you wish to sell your Championship Ring privately, please contact me.


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