August 3, 2018

The championship ring looks to be a 1975 Baltimore Colts ring, but the seller got the description all-wrong.

Colts 1975 AFC East championship ring

The eBay seller claims it’s a “Baltimore Colts Indianapolis AFC CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RING”.

What does that mean? The Colts hadn’t moved to Indianapolis in 1975, that would come in 1984; and to make this championship ring description completely wrong, the Steelers were the AFC champions that season. In fact the Steelers went on to win their second consecutive Super Bowl in 1975.

Not only is the description wrong, this championship ring is an ugly and uninspired design.

On the positive side, the championship ring was made by Herff Jones, the maker of the Colts championship rings ever since the team moved to Indianapolis. Herff Jones is located in Indianapolis and even made the Colts Super Bowl XLI rings.

Although the championship ring was made by a championship ring maker, the quality and design looks like something you would get cheaply from China.

The championship ring celebrates the 1975 team winning the AFC East division , not the AFC conference. The Colts lost in the playoffs that season and did not win the AFC championship as previously stated.

Herff Jones, with their ties to the team, probably produced this championship ring in limited quantities. It was not a team-issued championship ring, and the Hall of Fame player (if the eBay seller got this part right), probably asked Herff Jones to make him this championship ring.

So is this championship ring worth the asking price of $7,999.99? Absolutely not, but at least the seller is accepting lower offers. Meanwhile, no matter what this championship ring actually is, it’s certainly not stunning.

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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