Archive for May, 2016

Ever See A Sumo Wrestling Championship Ring?

May 31, 2016

I Haven’t… Until Now. Leland’s is Auctioning Such a Championship Ring in Their Upcoming Auction:

Sumo Wrestling Championship Ring

A 100% authentic Jostens salesman sample, Yokozuna Grand Championship Sumo Wrestling Championship ring has hit the auction block.

The auction, which goes until June 17th, is getting a lot of attention, thanks to 1980 USA Goalie and Olympic gold champion, Jim Craig’s incredible items featured in the auction.

But listed in lot 1295 of the auction is a salesman sample Jostens Sumo wrestling championship ring.

The championship ring is made of solid 10K gold and is made of 36 grams. The championship ring is properly marked with the Jostens engraving and the word “Sample”.

It will be very interesting to see what this championship ring sells for, it currently has one bid at the starting price of $1,500.00 (which does not include the 20% added buyers premium to the final selling price).

Here are the very usual shanks:

Sumo Wrestling Championship Ring Sumo Wrestling Championship Ring

The 64 number, so prominently displayed, is because the wrestler named, Akebono, in 1993 become the grand champion, of sumo wresting in Japan. He had the distinction of becoming sumo’s first foreign-born grand champion, and was the 64th overall champion.

Please remember, I buy championship rings, so if you would like to sell your championship ring, privately, please contact me.

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Clemson’s ACC Championship Rings Are Handed Out

May 27, 2016

Clemson’s newest ACC football championship rings debuted on the Internet this week:

Clemson 2015 ACC championship ring

Center, Jay Guillermo tweeted a photo of Clemson’s newest championship ring, shown above.

The championship ring has that new, familiar, large championship ring shape, however, the thing that jumps out to me is the odd background shape, seen around the imitation diamond (more on diamonds and college championship rings in a moment).

I really like the paw logo shown prominently on this championship ring, however, I would have suggested the background metal surrounding it could have been thinner to help the paw stand out more.

Now about the “diamonds” and “gold” on this championship ring…

All college championship rings (and High School too), are huge and stunning, but they’re made with imitation diamonds and non gold materials. That means that these championship rings from a jewelry point of view are not worth much money, however, in no way does that take away what these beautiful championship rings means to the recipients.

Congratulations to Clemson on a great season and a great looking championship ring.

Please remember, i buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring privately, please let me know.

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Wade Boggs Caught Wearing a Yankees World Series Ring During Fenway Park Ceremony

May 26, 2016

I’m not sure if there’s a championship ring rules of edicate, but something just seems wrong about this:

Yankees 1996 World Series Ring

Hall of famer, Wade Boggs spent his first 11 years of his major league career with the Boston Red Sox.

He’s considered one of Baseball’s greatest hitters and was a 12 time all star. He won the Silver Slugger award an amazing 8 times and even more remarkably, was the American League battling champion five times.

Boggs is in Boston this week as the Red Sox are retiring his number and was also on hand for a ceremony on Wednesday, where the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.

While Boggs could have wore his American League Championship ring from 1986, when the team lost to the Mets in the World Series, he decided to wear his only winning World Series ring, the 1996 Yankee championship ring.

The ’96 World Series ring was awarded to him by the Red Sox hated rivals, the New York Yankees.

Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you are interested in selling your championship ring and doing a private deal, please contact me.

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Patriots Super Bowl XXXIX Ring For Sale on eBay

May 25, 2016

A front office 2004 Super Bowl ring is available on eBay and the price is not outlandish:

2004 Patriots Super Bowl ring for sale

I am not affiliated with the seller, or this championship ring. I’m just passing along my comments that this championship ring is priced reasonably at $7,499 (no lower offers are being accepted). And this championship ring comes with the original wood presentation box too!

Before we go any further, keep in mind this is a front office Patriots Super Bowl ring, it did not belong to a player.

Also, the ring, is not made of gold and the diamonds are imitation diamonds, which means from a jewelry stand-point this championship ring has little or no value.

The value in this championship ring is that it is a piece of sports memorabilia and a gorgeous, real, Jostens championship ring.

In person it is massive and breathtaking, yet you need to keep in mind the player version of this ring is at least twice as large and is a very different design. This Super Bowl ring, is similar in size and style to the players 2001, Super Bowl XXXVI championship ring.

I believe this championship ring is a good value because one sold for over $12,000 at auction in 2008 at an American Memorabilia auction. Yuck, does anyone remember American memorabilia? I do!

Other memorabilia dealers often seek $10,000 or more for a 2004 front office version of the Patriots Super Bowl ring.

If you have patience, a 2004 front office ring can be had for less than $7,499, with one having sold on eBay for $4,500 in 2013 and Leland’s selling one for $3,614.88 in a 2009 auction.

Please remember, I buy championship rings all the time! If you would like to sell your championship ring, and conduct a totally private transaction, please let me know.

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Fake Raiders Super Bowl XVIII Ring on eBay

May 24, 2016

Here’s one expensive championship ring to stay away from:

Raiders 1983 Super Bowl ring

There are quite a few issues with this supposed 1983 Super Bowl ring.

First off, the real Super Bowl XVIII rings were made in 14K solid gold, not 10K gold like the one being offered, shown above.

Next, you can see by examining the photograph below, the last name is not the normal outstanding quality placed on Super Bowl rings:

Raiders 1983 Super Bowl ring

Next, all 1983 Raider Super Bowl rings should have a deep Lenox stamp inside the ring (Lenox made the three winning Raider Super Bowl rings, not Jostens).

This championship ring, on sale on ebay for $8,800 (or best offer) does not have the Lenox stamping.

Hopefully no one will fall for this fake Super Bowl ring.

Meanwhile, please remember as always, I buy authentic championship rings. If you would like to do a deal privately, please contact me to sell your championship ring.

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