June 30, 2017

The seller is hoping a completely misinformed Cubs fan, or a fool looking for a good investment, sees this eBay listing:

(Click picture below for a larger picture)Chicago Cubs fans 2016 World Series Rings

As we know, a seller has the right to ask any amount of money they want to. And in fairness to this ebay seller, they’re accepting offers below the $50,000 asking price.

But $50,000? I guarantee they won’t sell this 2016 World Series ring, shown above, for anything but a fraction of their asking price.

Let’s shed some light on this championship ring and explain where it came from.

First off, it’s not a player’s World Series ring. It’s not as large, or diamond-filled as the version that players received.

The World Series ring was produced by Jostens for fans and championship ring enthusiasts. Jostens produced and sold out of these 108 stunning rings relatively quickly. Buyers were able to order the rings with their last names on the shank of the ring, just like the player’s version. This championship ring came with 143 diamonds, 55 sapphires and 13 rubies and weighed in at 75 grams.

I’ve purchased Jostens fans rings in the past, and they’re beautiful and a lot of fun. Typically they used to cost about $3,000 – $4,000.00 each and they too, had my last name engraved on the ring. The Cubs fan version,shown above cost $10,800.00.

Usually these fan championship rings go lower in value and are hard to sell. Like the fan rings before the Cubs version, I expect the 2016 Cubs fan ring to fall in resale value over time. However, this seller is asking $50,000.00. Good luck selling this item!

Meanwhile, please remember, I buy authentic, player-sized championship rings all the time. If you would like to sell your championship ring, in complete privacy, please contact me.

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