February 29, 2016
Stephen Miraglia’s 2009 Yankee World Series Ring was stolen and he’s asking that championship ring collectors be on the look out for it:
Frustrating to Miraglia’s situation, is that he has seen a couple of 2009 Yankee rings wind up on ebay for sale. A common tactic used on ebay, but not practiced at major auction houses, is that many of the championship rings offered for sale or auction will not show the original recipient’s last name.
Although Miraglia has reached out to the sellers to ask if they have his championship ring, according to Miraglia he’s been ignored.
I can’t stress enough that selling or buying a stolen championship ring is a bad idea. It’s also not advised to purchase a championship ring from anyone, without proof that the person selling the ring has proper ownership of that ring.
Just because you spend thousands of dollars on a championship ring, you can loose it very quickly should the police find out the ring was stolen and the victim can produce a copy of a valid police report.
Good luck trying to get your money back; the championship ring hobby-place has it’s share of stories where stolen rings were recovered and buyers were out their money.
Just recently, this blog did a feature on a championship ring dealer from Tennessee who sold a Super Bowl ring to a lawyer. The dealer claimed the original owner sold or bartered the championship ring. Turns out that was not true, and the Super Bowl ring was returned to the original owner. As a result, the lawyer is suing the Tennessee ring dealer for his money back.
If you hear of Stephen Miraglia’s 2009 Yankee World series ring, please let me know and I will alert him.
Meanwhile, if you have a championship ring for sale and you have solid paperwork, I will buy your championship ring.