Archive for December, 2016

2014 Seahawks NFC Championship Ring On eBay Gets No Bids

December 22, 2016


The seller is doing the right thing – rerunning the auction and dropping the price:


2014 Seahawks NFC Championship ring


I’m not affiliated with the seller or this championship ring.

The ebay seller as shown above, has relisted this Seahawk 2014 championship ring a few times after not getting a single bid, and has now dropped the price to $8,000.00 (yes, I am showing his earlier championship ring auction above).

I can’t tell you how many times potential championship ring sellers have said to me when I make a fair and sometimes over-marked offer on a ring” thanks, but I have an offer of….” and then they tell me of a higher offer than mine.

Most of the time, the offer does not exist, or sometimes, if the offer is real, it won’t materialize into a transaction. Here we see, that no championship ring collector in the U.S. and no Seahawks fan was willing to fork over $8,000 (the last starting bid in the previous auction that resulted in an auction ending without a single bid).

Honestly, $8,000 is a very fair price for a player, 2014 NFC championship ring with the proper presentation box.

If the championship ring continues not to get any bidding and the auction runs out again, I wonder if the seller would consider starting a new auction at a lower price?

Please remember, I buy championship rings constantly. If you would like to sell your championship ring in a private sale and have no one know, please contact me.


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Now That’s A Super Bowl Ring Tweet!

December 21, 2016


Glen Macnow, a Philadelphia sports talk radio host and author, posted this Super Bowl ring tweet recently:


Jostens Super Bowl rings


What a great photo, and kudos to Jostens, the championship ring company that designed and manufactured all three of these Super Bowl rings.

The owners of these Super Bowl rings are pretty impressive too: Legendary coaches Dick Vermeil and Mike Holmgren, and 3-time Super Bowl Champion player, Dan Klecko.

The only thing that would have made this picture even better was if Klecko’s other two Super bowl rings, his XXXVIII Patriot Super Bowl ring, and his Colts Super Bowl XLI ring were in the photo too.

Pictured from left to right: Dick Vermeil’s Super Bowl XXXIV ring (upside down), Holmgren’s Super Bowl ring from 1996, and Klecko’s monster 2004 Super Bowl ring.

Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like 100% privacy and would like to sell your championship ring, please let me know.


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Joe Namath Tells What His Super Bowl III Ring Means To Him

December 20, 2016


I’ve often said that the most expensive championship ring that could ever come to auction would be Joe Namath’s original Super Bowl III ring:


Joe Namath Jets Super Bowl III ring


In Super Bowl III, quarterback Joe Namath led his N.Y. Jets to a stunning 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts after he guaranteed a win.

The Jets were 18-point underdogs entering the Super Bowl as the AFL champions. The Green Bay Packers of the NFL had badly beaten the first two AFL champions with 25 and 19 point victories in the first two Super Bowls.

Here’s what Namath said regarding the Super Bowl: “Winning the championship, especially in team sports, it takes more than one guy,” Namath said. “Being a part of a group that worked so hard for so long, going through the valleys, the tough times, staying together and then reaching that peak together — we did it, and that’s one of the things that I cherish.”

Namath’s Super Bowl ring, made by Balfour in 14K solid gold, is tiny by today’s standards, but there’s not a more valuable Super Bowl ring on the planet.

Here’s a link to the video: https://twitter.com/NFL/status/810262068670570496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in private, please contact me.


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A Championship Ring That’s Quite Unusual

December 19, 2016


I recently was offered the championship ring shown below. In all my years collecting championship rings, I’ve never seen one like this before:


Country Club championship rings


The seller, who was not the original recipient of this item, had no idea what this championship ring was, or the story behind it.

Having belonged to a country club, I know first-hand, the yearly Mens Golf and Tennis championships are a special event. It’s not unusual for members of the club to spend weeks or months preparing for their championship tournament. They spend extra hours practicing and taking lessons as the tournament approaches. To the participants, it’s a very big deal, and something the members look forward to each year.

The golf flag on the side of the championship ring, is a giveaway, that this championship ring was awarded for the golf championship, not the tennis championship.

Usually the winner gets a large trophy, and their name is proudly added to a large plaque, and always displayed within the halls of the Country Club.

I’ve never seen or heard of a Country Club awarding a championship ring, and I have to say, it’s a great idea!

What I find very surprising is that Jostens was hired to design and make the championship ring. I could be wrong, but Jostens does not usually get involved in small orders like this. When I say small orders, championship teams order 30-200 championship rings or more. The country club probably ordered one or two championship rings. The ring is clearly a Jostens ring, as evidenced by their unique stamp that can be seen in the photo above. Perhaps a Jostens executive is a member of the club, or perhaps a member of the club has some pull with Jostens.

A nice touch is that the winner had his name engraved by Jostens inside the championship ring. I recognize the engraving style used so it was likely done by Jostens at the time the championship ring was presented.

Bakersfield Country club is a private golf course and country club located in Bakersfield California, about 115 miles north of Los Angeles (and about 40 miles or so East of the ocean).

Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like to do a private deal, and sell you championship ring, please let me know.


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Here Come The Cavaliers Championship Ring Offerings

December 16, 2016


With over 1,000 Cleveland Cavalier Championship Rings being awarded to employees, it didn’t take long for some to hit the market place:


Employee Cleveland Cavalier championship rings


Note: The Cavaliers championship ring shown above may or may not be an employee ring, it’s being used in this blog for illustration purposes.

I received a phone call yesterday from a reader of my championship ring blog, looking to sell his employee Cavalier championship ring.

During our conversation, I learned the following about the championship rings given to employees: Some are made of solid gold and real diamonds (such as those given to scouts, executives, long time employees, etc.) but his was made of a man-made metal and imitation diamonds.

His championship ring did not come with a wood and glass presentation box and keep in mind that he told me he was a mid-level employee.

There are $1,500 fan championship rings available for sale and his championship ring, while a little larger than those for sale through the team, are similar in style and size to his ring.

This is just the beginning…. look for other employees to place their championship rings up for sale through eBay and other sports memorabilia auction houses. With over 1,000 championship rings awarded, Cavalier employee championship rings will be a commodity item within a couple of years.

Please remember I buy championship rings! If you would like to sell your championship ring and want complete privacy about the transaction, please contact me.


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