Archive for March, 2019

Yankees and Ruth’s 1927 World Series Ring Come Home

March 29, 2019


Yesterday was a special day at Yankee Stadium: The Yankees returned to their stadium, and so did this championship ring:


Babe Ruth 1927 Yankees World Series Ring


Nathan, a championship ring enthusiast and friend, was kind enough to send the stunning photo shown above.

The picture shows Babe Ruth’s famed 1927 Yankees World Series ring, that is currently on exhibit at the Yankee Stadium museum, located inside Yankee stadium.

The 1927 Yankee team is considered to be the greatest baseball team of all time.

I believe Ruth’s ’27 ring was not on display in prior seasons at the museum, and this is probably the Ruth Yankee ring that sold at auction in 2017 for over $2 million dollars.

If it is in fact that ring then it was formally owned by Charlie Sheen (besides Babe Ruth back in the day).

It is not unusual for collectors, players and surviving family members, to loan the Yankees their memorabilia for a season or two, and have it displayed at the Stadium museum.

Here’s a close up of the 1927 Ruth World Series ring, cropped and enlarged from the same photo above:

Babe Ruth 1927 Yankees World Series Ring


Thanks Nathan, as always I appreciate your terrific contributions to this championship ring blog!

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. Just ones that go for less than a couple of million dollars! If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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The Championship Rings of Mack Brown

March 25, 2019


This impressive photo of Mack Brown’s championship rings recently made the rounds on Twitter:


Mack Brown - championship rings


I believe these championship rings (and watches) are on display at his collage office – no doubt helping him recruit players for his football team.

According to Wikipedia:

“William Mack Brown is an American college football coach. He is currently in his second stint as the head football coach at the University of North Carolina, where he coached from 1988 until departing in 1997 to become coach at the University of Texas. He was recently a college football commentator for ESPN.”

It looks like many of the championship rings shown above were awarded to him when he was with the University of Texas Longhorns.

As most championship ring enthusiasts know, today’s collegiate championship rings, because of NCAA rules, are made with non-gold materials, and imitation diamonds.

However, it does not stop these great-looking championship rings from being quite special or impressive.

Congratulations to Coach Mack Brown on all the success he has had.

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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Sometimes You Can’t Give Away Your Championship Rings

March 20, 2019


At $3,999.99, the price of this Championship Ring is a rare bargain – yet it’s still for sale:


Denver Broncos super bowl and afc championship rings


The championship ring shown above is 100% authentic and it’s a player ring – yet currently there are no takers. (If you are interested, it can easily be found on eBay).

I am not affiliated with this championship ring or the seller, I’m just here to blog about the world of championship rings.

This 1989 Broncos AFC championship ring is a nice looking ring. It’s made of solid 10K yellow gold and real diamonds.

If you are looking for a really good deal – this is it. These AFC/NFC championship rings usually sell in the $5,000 – $8,000 price range (sometimes more depending upon the team and player).

The more recent AFC/NFC championship rings have grown quite a bit in size (and bling) and go for a lot more.

Here’s the good about this Broncos Championship ring:

  • At a “buy it now” price of $3,999.99, the price is a bargain
  • It’s a player’s ring (not coach or front office)
  • It’s made of solid yellow gold and real diamonds
  • The proper Jostens markings are inside
  • The championship ring appears to be in very good condition

    Here’s the bad:

  • The wood presentation box does not come with it (good luck finding one)

  • No mention of paperwork from original owner (you better hope he does not claim it was stolen and has a police report)

    It seems every championship ring I need for my collection never falls into this price range. Seems I’m always trying to acquire the latest, greatest and rarest championship rings. Oh well, I guess that’s how it goes.

    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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  • Colts 2006 Super Bowl Ring For Sale on eBay

    March 18, 2019


    This great looking authentic Super Bowl ring can be purchased today – if you and the seller can agree on a price:


    Colts Super Bowl ring on ebay


    First off, I am not affiliated with this Super Bowl ring or the seller, I’m just hear to blog about the world of championship rings.

    As usual, I’ll share the good and bad about this championship ring. Some of the good and bad are my opinions. The seller’s opinions and others in the championship ring community may have very different opinions. And who’s to say I’m right or their wrong (or vice a versa). However, facts are facts, and sometimes sellers clearly get things wrong and need to be called out.

    In this case, the championship ring shown above (currently for sale on eBay) is 100% authentic, and I admire that the seller, clearly stated in his eBay listing that this is a “B” version championship ring. Unlike other listings on eBay, no one is trying to get one over on a potential buyer. Because this is a “B” championship ring, this means this Super Bowl ring is smaller (and a slightly different design) than what the players received.

    So if you are a Colts fan, or a Payton Manning fan, or a championship ring collector and you don’t want to spend $30,000 or more for a player’s version, this championship ring made of solid gold is your ticket to an authentic Colts Super Bowl ring.

    One fact that you may want to inquire about: I know of two “B” version Super Bowl colts rings (I actually own one). Both of the two I’ve seen contained real diamonds. You may want to ask the seller to have the diamonds tested because I don’t know of any versions that were made with imitation diamonds, and the seller is stating that his offering does not contain real diamonds.

    Perhaps his ring really is made with real diamonds. If not, it does not mean the championship ring is not authentic (it clearly is authentic), it just means the recipient was probably a little lower on the company hierarchy and did not qualify for a championship ring with real diamonds.

    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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    Cool 1983 Raiders Super Bowl Ring Shows Up on eBay

    March 11, 2019


    This Stunning Authentic Super Bowl ring can be yours, today:


    Raiders Super Bowl ring on ebay


    Please note I am not affiliated with this championship ring or the seller, I’m just here to blog about the world of championship rings.

    The Raiders have won three Super Bowl rings in their history (and some AFC championship rings too).

    And the one being offered on ebay, is the most coveted of the Raiders Super Bowl rings – since it was the first football championship ring to use multiple diamonds in the shape of footballs to show-off how many championships the team has won.

    Other than the Raiders and Patriots, no other teams have been as consistent at designing their championship rings with the same basic design over-and-over again.

    In the Raiders, case, that means a black onyx stone to match the teams colors, and large diamonds and white gold to match their “silver” team colors.

    In fact, back when the whole world was making championship rings in yellow gold (see championship rings from the 1960′s – 1990s), the Raiders, always issued their championship rings and super bowl rings in black and white gold.

    The Super Bowl ring on eBay belonged to a famous broadcaster, and is 100% authentic. Furthermore, the seller Ymar added this interesting note about the original recipient of this championship ring”

    “Bill King is the Only person on this planet to have ever been awarded a Super Bowl Ring (1976, 1980, 1983 Raiders), a World Series Championship Ring (1989 A’s) and an NBA World Championship Ring (1975 Golden State). The only ring that Mr. King was not awarded during his long broadcasting career is a Stanley Cup Ring mainly because there has never been a NHL Hockey team in the Bay area. Add to the mix that Mr. King as of 2016 is actually in the Baseball Hall of Fame no one else can claim such credentials on their resume’ ”

    The Raiders ring is made of 14 solid white gold and real diamonds, and has the proper Lenox stamp inside the ring (yes, Lenox made the Raider super bowl rings, not Jostens).

    The offered Super Bowl ring is the exact same size and version as the players received.

    What I also like about this championship ring offering is it comes with the original (and rare) championship ring box.

    Many championship rings from this era came with low-quality presentation boxes, and as the years went on, were discarded. Today’s championship rings come with large, display boxes that unusually remain with the championship rings because they are so impressive.

    The Raiders were ahead of their time, their Super Bowl ring boxes came with a personalized metal engraving on the outside (you can see the box at the ebay auction). Yet somehow, most of the Raider Super Bowl rings, seldom come with the box. In this case, this championship ring does have the original box so it’s a nice and rare bonus, and adds a lot of value to this offering.

    The Raider ring has an “asking price” of $32,983.83 (83 being the year the team won this Super Bowl), however, the seller is accepting “offers”.

    Also, and this is important, the seller is well-known in the championship ring community and has a solid reputation.

    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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