August 29, 2017

I saw this championship ring on Twitter and immediately realized I had to blog about it:

Newark Eagles 1946 Championship ring

According to Wikipedia, the Newark Eagles were a professional Negro league baseball team that played in the Negro league from 1934 through 1948.

The championship ring shown above was their only championship in the team’s history. And what a history it was. The team started as an independent team in 1933, as the Newark Dodgers, and later merged and became the Brooklyn Eagles. In 1936 they returned to Newark and played there until 1948.

Perhaps this is the only year a championship ring was awarded by a team in that league; I certainly don’t recall seeing any other Negro League championship rings.

While the historic value of this championship ring is huge, I have no idea what a championship ring like this would sell for. Maybe a few thousand, or perhaps, a heck of a lot more.

While it seems this country is still divided in many ways, this championship ring, and the history of the Negro leagues reminds us how far we’ve come.

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

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