May 14, 2019


At an asking price of $39,000, this Patriots front office 1985 Championship ring is completely priced wrong, despite it’s $100,000 appraised value:


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A loyal reader of this championship ring blog, alerted me to this eBay listing. The reader wrote “Had to send this to you, the price and “value” made me laugh”.

I agree, the appraised value if a complete joke. A front office Patriots ring from 1985, in solid gold would sell for about $5,000 to $7,000 at auction. Two issues with any ’85 Patriots championship ring:

  • A fan of the team, who would purchase an ’85 AFC championship ring, would be reminded of the team’s disastrous Super Bowl XX performance – where they were destroyed by the Bears

  • This championship ring is before the Brady/Bellichick/Kraft years. It’s so far removed in style and success from the modern Patriots teams, that it’s almost as if it was from a completely different football team.

    I’d love to ask the person who appraised this championship ring for $100,000 how they came up with this value. Perhaps the seller feels there’s a sucker born everyday and the purchaser will do zero research or be lacking a brain.

    Speaking of lacking brains, although the appraised value of $100,000 is mentioned twice in the auction, the seller does write in two other instances on the ebay listing that the appraised value is $39,000. Perhaps the seller got two appraisals (doubtful) and the $100,000 appraiser refused to associate his name with that ludicrous $100,000 value.

    There’s not much “good” about this offering but here’s three things:

  • This championship ring will come (for no extra charge) with “a free certified insurance appraisal valued at $39,000.00″.
  • The seller will ship this “$100,000″ appraised championship ring for the bargain-price cost of only $19.00. That truly is a great price to ship such a valuable item.
  • The seller is accepting “lower offers” on this 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.


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