Archive for December, 2018

This Auction Had Its Share of Winners and Losers

December 10, 2018


The recently completed sale at Goldin Auctions showed a glimpse of where the ever-changing championship ring market is heading:


(Click picture below for a larger picture)Goldin auctions championship rings


The three items shown above did phenomenal in the auction. Congratulations to the winning bidders, the consigners, and of course to Ken Goldin.

Please note I am not affiliated with Goldin auctions, or any of the items that appeared in the auction. I’m just here to blog about the world of championship rings.

Besides championship rings, I collect trophies as well (as do many championship ring collectors). I would love to own a full-size authentic Heisman Trophy, but sadly the prices realized over the last few years for these iconic trophies have climbed to astronomical numbers.

Tim Brown, an all star and Pro Football Hall of Fame player had his Heisman Trophy for sale in the auction and with the buyer’s premium, it sold for an astonishing $435,762.50.

Dallas Cowboy player’s Dixon Edward’s two gorgeous Super Bowl rings sold for $31,915.00 (Super Bowl XXVII) and $44,190.00 (Super Bowl XXVIII).

The Super Bowl XXVIII ring is substantially larger and contains a lot more bling – so it’s no surprise it went for a lot more money.

Like a typical Sunday in the NFL, there were a lot of surprises and plenty of winners and losers in this auction – especially with championship rings and awards.

I’ll try to cover the other auction results over the next few days.

One thing the auction showed, is that the divide between entry level items and the best-of-the-best continue to climb and fall in opposite directions.

Like a quarterback, auction houses get too much blame for a bad result, and perhaps too much praise for a good one. Goldin Auctions is fantastic at marketing and getting the most money out of their items. So if some of the results were disappointing ,it should be noted it’s more a reflection of the hobby and demand, than it is of the auction company doing a bad job on the item(s).

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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Giants Championship Ring on eBay – Is it real?

December 4, 2018


Searching eBay this morning, there are a few nice championship rings that are priced reasonable. Here’s one to avoid:


Fake 2000 Giants NFC championship ring


An authentic Giants 2000 NFC championship ring is a large, impressive, good-looking championship ring.

Unfortunately, the one shown above, offered on ebay does not appear to be authentic, although the seller states it is.

The seller is asking $5,500.00 and is accepting lower offers. This means, if it’s truly authentic, this player-sized championship ring is priced to move.

The seller claims the championship ring weighs 52 grams, which is heavier than authentic Jostens Giants 2000 championship rings.

On examination of the photos, the rough texture that should appear on the side of authentic championship rings from this year is missing.

The Giants logo on the football helmet is set at an incorrect angle, and the engraving on the NFC trophy, and the “4″ in the “41″ score does not appear correct.

Furthermore, the prongs seem too large, and the prongs at the curve near the bottom of the “y” on top of the championship ring, seem completely wrong.

It’s no wonder an original presentation box is not included with this offer.

This championship ring offering should be avoided.

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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