Archive for January, 2019

Dez Bryant Could Be Getting a Super Bowl Ring

January 19, 2019

Bryant tore his Achilles in his second practice with the Saints, and has never played in a game with them, but that’s good enough to be awarded a Super Bowl ring if the Saints win two more games.

Saints Super Bowl ring and Dez Bryant, here's the Saints 2009 Super Bowl ring

And if they win the NFC championship game on Sunday, he can do no worse than be awarded an NFC championship ring.

One more victory, and this would be his first NFL championship ring because it’s the first time Dez Bryant is on a team in the NFC Championship game.

As football fans know, Bryant spent the first eight seasons of his professional career with the Dallas Cowboys; and Dallas and Bryant have not gotten very far in the playoffs.

In 2018 the Cowboys released Bryant and he signed a contract with the Saints, who are now one win away from this year’s Super Bowl.

According to Bryant, he’s very excited about this situation and is rooting hard for the Saints; although he did admit on Twitter that because he has so many friends on the Cowboys, he was rooting hard for them when they were in this year’s playoffs.

Bryant wrote on his twitter account “I did absolutely nothing and I’m still going to get my I’m not hurt I’ve been over that..can you tell…I’m going to support Dallas because I love the guys in the locker room.. I’m going to support the saints because they gave me a chance and want me back on the team”.

Bryant, who’s now 30 years old, signed a one-year contract with the Saints and will be a free agent once the season is over. But New Orleans is reportedly open to the idea of bringing him back for another season, and hopefully getting to finally see him playing in games.

Until then, Bryant will watch the playoffs from home and root for the Saints to give him the Super Bowl ring that he was unable to acquire in Dallas.

Shown above is the Saints one and only Super Bowl ring (from the 2009 season). The Super Bowl XLIV ring was made by Tiffany and Company. If the Saints go on and win this year’s Super Bowl, perhaps their ring will look similar to this one, but will be larger and contain more bling.

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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Super Bowl Ring Makers Adapt For Larger Rings

January 14, 2019

Players’ Super Bowl rings continue to evolve and grow, and manufacturers are keeping up with the demand for larger championship rings:

Super Bowl ring manufacturers

A.K. Thomson, wrote a comprehensive story on championship rings that appeared on (Financial Times).

The story, about how championship rings are evolving and how Jostens is keeping up with the changes, was fascinating and well researched.

The article touched on many subjects, such as why championship rings are changing, what goes into making them, the history of Super Bowl rings, and one of my favorite subjects: What Jostens and the NFL are doing to rid the market place of fake rings.

Although the Jostens rep was explaining that there is an effort to rid the hobby of fake championship ring, no mention was made about the dozens and dozens of fake championship rings found on eBay all the time.

Check out the story, here’s the link:

Meanwhile as always, 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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I Almost Pulled the Trigger on This Championship Ring… Almost

January 11, 2019

Last week this Patriots player’s 1996 AFC championship ring was in an eBay auction. The price was fair, the championship ring and presentation box are 100% authentic and there were no bids as the auction was winding down:

Patriots 1996 AFC championship ring

So what happened?

The seller is a friendly guy who answered my very important question: The player’s ring did not come with any paperwork from the original player, proving with certainty that he sold his championship ring.

The player was a good player for the Pats, and the AFC championship ring is in great shape. And that box is quite rare (having only been issued in 1996 to the Pats and to the Green Bay Packers (who won the Super Bowl that season).

While I already have a Patriots player’s ring from this year, I really wanted the presentation box to add to my collection.

However without ironclad proof of the player selling the championship ring, I couldn’t (or should I say wouldn’t) pull the trigger and make the sale.

The seller told me that if the championship ring was not sold (and it appears the championship ring has been relisted again so it did not sell), that he would place it in a major auction house.

I let him know that doing that was risky. Although he purchased the championship ring from a major sports memorabilia reseller (without paperwork from the original seller), once the championship ring was put into a major auction, the auction house would release the player’s name.

And sometimes when that occurs, the player will produce paperwork such a police report that the championship ring was lost or stolen. Even if it truly wasn’t lost or stolen, once that paperwork is presented to the auction house, the championship ring almost always is returned to the person who filed the paperwork.

I can’t be any clearer: It’s usually not returned to the consigner, it’s returned to the person who filed the police report.

So as I stated so many times before, be careful out there, and make sure when buying a championship ring you receive ironclad proof of proper title. Oh and one last important tip: Ask for the proof of title before you purchase the ring. That way you can make sure it is to your satisfaction and maybe you just want to have the paperwork verified.

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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Famous Pawn Shop Offers Colts Super Bowl Ring For Sale

January 8, 2019

Most sports fans hear about players chasing championship rings all the time. Few in the public know (or care) that championship ring collectors chase these rings all the time too.

Pawn Stars Super Bowl XLI Colts Ring

Those with deep pockets, and perhaps someone who may want to appear on the TV show “Pawn Stars” can acquire a player’s Colts 2006 Super Bowl ring.

The Las Vegas Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, (known as the home to Pawn Stars) is advertising an authentic Super Bowl XLI ring, awarded to defensive lineman Montae Reagor, who played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2003-06.

The Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 that year in the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for Reagor, he missed the second half of the season and the playoffs after suffering a broken orbital bone in a car accident.

The championship ring features, 57 diamonds totaling 2.595 carats. In a highly unusual move, this Super Bowl ring was crafted by Indianapolis local championship ring maker Herff Jones, not Jostens, Balfour, or Tiffany.

Rick, the star of Pawn Stars, and the owner of the Pawn Shop is “asking” $80,000 for the ring but is accepting lower offers.

It appears (according to their website) that the championship ring may be missing it’s wood presentation box. Because Herff Jones made this Super Bowl ring, it is a highly unusual box and may be difficult to find. To see what this wood presentation box looks like, check out my Super Bowl ring gallery. A link is located at the home page of this blog.

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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Antonio Brown Buys Himself a $20,000 Championship Ring

January 4, 2019

Does it count if a player purchases a custom made championship ring instead of being awarded one the old-fashioned way?

Antonio Brown GOAT championship ring

Antonio Brown probably won’t win a Super Bowl ring, but he can now wear his new “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) championship ring. According to the website TMZ Sports, his bling-ring cost $20,000. You can check out Brown’s new “championship ring” video below. And I wonder how Tom Brady feels about this?

Steelers Head coach, Mike Tomlin confirmed that Brown skipped Saturday’s walkthrough and did not properly communicate with the Steelers in the days leading up to Sunday’s season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tomlin said that he hasn’t had communication with Brown since the two spoke prior to Sunday’s game at Heinz Field. Brown reportedly left the game at halftime after being ruled out with a knee injury.

While Tomlin confirmed that Brown hasn’t requested a trade, the Head Coach did not rule out the possibility of the team trading Brown this off-season, no matter how unlikely that scenario is. Brown’s current contract — he’s set to have a cap hit of over $22 million next season — makes him extremely unlikely to move, although that may be something the Steelers are not ruling out.

Compared to most championship rings, this GOAT ring fails to capture the beauty and class of a true championship ring.

Well, at least it’s bright and shiny and full of bling.

Here’s a link to a video about Brown’s “championship ring”:

Please remember as always I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me. Just, please, no GOAT rings.

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