February 22, 2018

While I often site examples of falling championship ring prices in the hobby place, here are three sales that did well:

Goldin Auctions championship rings

A few days ago we covered the incredible sale of the Tom Brady family Super Bowl ring – ending up at $344,927.50. Congratulations again to Goldin Auctions, the consigner and the purchaser of the Brady ring.

I mentioned in that blog that other championship rings in that very same auction still showed that the selling prices of championship rings were not quite where they were a few year earlier.

Here’s some additional information about the three football championship rings from the same auction that did well.

The AFL championship ring from 1964 (top left) was an AFL championship ring from way before the NFL-AFL merger. Usually AFL player rings before the Super Bowl era sell for $5,000 to $10,000 . This one, belonging to Head Coach Lou Saban sold for a hair under $16,000.00 (final price shown above).

In researching today’s blog I discovered that Lou Saban could possibly be a distant cousin to football legend Nick Saban but that’s speculation by Lou Saban’s family. Lou Saban is not a house-hold name and the selling price of this championship ring probably was not pushed higher by Nick Saban being the original recipient of the ring.

The two Kansas City Chief championship rings shown above both did well too in the auction (their final prices realized are shown above as well). While the description does state that scout Lloyd Wells is in the “Hall of Fame” it turns out he is in the AFL hall of fame and probably not the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I mention this because Lloyd Wells status probably did not push the selling prices higher; so that makes the final prices of these two championship rings even more impressive.

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

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