Andre Reed Championship Rings at Auction

November 21, 2018


Three of Reed’s Buffalo Bills AFC championship rings hit the auction block next month, including this one:


Andre Reed Bills AFC championship rings goldin auction


No doubt Andre Reed was a special player. The seven time Pro Bowl player and Pro Football Hall of Fame member was an all-time great wide receiver.

Reed earned four AFC championship rings with the Bills as a player, and now you can own any or all three of the first three rings he received. Check out the Goldin Auctions website for details on these championship rings and other great sports memorabilia.

Interestingly, Reed’s final ring (and nicest), the Bills AFC championship ring with four football shaped diamonds from 1993, that celebrated the team’s fourth super bowl appearance in a row (all losses) is not in the auction.

Perhaps Reed is holding on to that championship ring as a reminder that he was on the only team in NFL history to reach four consecutive Super Bowls. Even the mighty Patriots have not achieved that.

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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Want to Bay a Yankee “Employee Ring”?

November 19, 2018


That’s was how the conversation started; and I said “Sure!” – until I saw the ring below:


fake 2000 Yankees world series replica ring


Recently I was contacted by someone who said they had purchased a Yankees 2000 World Series ring from a former employee of the team.

Knowing the Yankees 2000 World Series ring is unusually rare, I was very interested.

I asked if the championship ring came with the original box. I was told “no”.

Next, I asked if the World Series ring came with ironclad paperwork proving the original owner sold the championship ring (as I have stated dozens of times over the years on this blog, this is vital in purchasing championship rings). I was told, “no”, but the seller insisted he could get the original owner to issue paperwork.

Based on getting solid paperwork, I asked the seller to send me some photos of the championship ring with inside engravings as well.

Needless to say when the photos arrived (two of them displayed above), it was instantly clear that his was one of the lowest quality fake championship rings I have ever seen.

No inside photos were sent, because I’m positive there were no engravings. And in what universe would a Yankee employee receive a “Jeter” ring? Hey perhaps in a crazy coincidence, the Yankee employee shared the same last name with Derek Jeter!

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your authentic championship ring in private, please contact me.


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The Most Expensive Purchase of Championship Rings Ever

November 14, 2018


Think your championship rings cost a lot of money? Jostens was just sold for $1.3 Billion dollars:


Jostens championship ring company sold


Besides crafting more championship ring than any other company in the world, Jostens is also well-known for making school rings and yearbooks.

Jostens, was just sold for $1.3 billion. Their parent company, Newell Brands announced last week, that it’s selling Jostens to Platinum Equity, a private investment firm.

Jostens had net sales of $768 million in 2017, and is most well-known for the incredible championship rings it makes for the Super Bowl, World Series, and other championship winners.

But it also does the bulk of its business providing items to schools and students including yearbooks, class jewelry, and graduation memorabilia.

Michael Polk, the Newell Brands President and Chief Executive Officer, said “We have full confidence that these businesses will continue to thrive under new ownership, as they leverage their strong positions in the market place.”

The company’s new owner, Platinum Equity, was founded in 1995 and currently manages around $13 billion of assets, with Jostens joining its portfolio of 40 companies it also owns.

Sometimes small and large changes are made to companies that are acquired by investment firms, so it will be interesting to see if this Jostens sale will result in them keeping their large market share of championship ring designs.

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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These Championship Ring Boxes Look Terrific!

November 7, 2018


It’s rare that I come across, and recommend championship ring presentation boxes that are available for sale to the public. But these look awesome:


championship ring displays


I am not affiliated with the seller of these championship ring boxes but I had to blog about them. I really like what I see!

If your team has won three to seven championship rings, or you have a championship ring theme such as college football, or NY Baseball, etc., these championship ring boxes might be for you.

For once, we see a seller who in no way is crossing the line of copyrighted or licensed materials – anyone can legally make a generic championship ring box.

I think it’s great that the boxes already contain well-made die-cut cutouts so the championship rings should just fit right in.

But wait…. there’s more….. the championship ring boxes, if I understand correctly are designed with a built-in-stand. (see photos above).

And there’s no reason why a buyer of these championship ring boxes, couldn’t add a decal to the glass top of their favorite team, or even get a sign maker or decal maker to make an “etched-like” image for the glass top.

My only concern is that I hope there’s a large enough gap for some of those enormous new championship rings, so that they fit into the box and the glass top will close.

If anyone purchases one of these, please let me know if you are pleased with the product.

Here is the company’s contact information:

championship ring displays


Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship rings in complete privacy, please contact me.


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A President Trump Championship Ring is For Sale on eBay

November 6, 2018


In recognition of Election Day, I’m blogging about this unusual championship ring available on eBay:


President Donald Trump Championship Ring on eBay


First off, I’m not affiliated with this championship ring and I don’t know the seller. I’m not even going to bore you or annoy any readers with my political opinions or beliefs.

However, I would like to share some opinions on this championship ring design – what they did right and what they could have done better.

If you detest Donald Trump, don’t get mad at me, please remember this is not an endorsement of him – just a look at a championship ring that was made. If you like or love Trump, don’t get mad at me, I am just blogging about this ring.

What I like about this championship ring is that it looks well made. I did a story in January 2017, shortly after he was elected, about another Trump championship ring. You can search the archives to find that blog entry by typing in “Trump”.

That Trump championship ring had a better shank (side of the ring) where it stated Trump’s campaign motto – “Make America Great Again”. The championship ring shown above, went with something less positive – the phrase “The Deplorables”, a knock on Hillary Clinton and a comment she made during the election campaign about people who supported Trump.

Another thing I like about the ring is the “45″ – a reference that Trump is the 45th President of the United States. The designer should have moved the “45″ to the side of the ring and copied the style and feel of a player championship ring with incorporating the “45″ on the side where a player’s jersey numbers is found.

The last comment I have is the “T” on top of the ring could have really stood out had the designer used imitation diamonds (that cost practically nothing) and surrounded the “T” in a sea of white diamonds.

In fairness to Trump’s political opponent Hillary Clinton, I would have shown a runner-up championship ring with her name on it as well, but I am not sure any exist.

Whatever your political beliefs are, I hope you will go out and vote today!

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings (perhaps not political championship rings). If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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