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Scott Norwood AFC Championship Rings to Hit Auction

February 10, 2015


Buffalo Bills fans and championship ring collectors can now own Scott Norwood’s actual Bills championship rings.

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SCP Auctions will be auctioning Scott Norwood’s 1990 and 1991 AFC championship rings that were awarded to him when he was the Bills kicker.

Had it not been for Norwood’s 47-yard field goal attempt, (his longest attempt on a grass), that sailed wide right, the Bills would have defeated the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV.

Things only got worse the Buffalo Bills as they proceeded to lose the next three Super Bowls as well in the franchise’s only four super bowl appearances.

The 1990 AFC championship ring is expected to sell for much more money, said Dan Imler, SCP Auctions vice president, because had Norwood not missed the kick in the Super Bowl, the Bills would have owned winning Super Bowl rings. Imler said the company’s conservative estimate for the 1990 ring is $15,000.

Imler said the rings are not coming directly from Norwood, but it is the first time they are publicly for sale or auction.

“I think this would mean more to a Bills fan,” Imler said. “But the Buckner ball originally went to Charlie Sheen [a Mets fan], and the Bartman ball went to Cubs fans who blew it up.”

Norwood, who retired after the 1991 season, finally returned twenty years later, in 2011, to Ralph Wilson Stadium to be honored by the Bills. Norwood received a Distinguished Service Award for his work in the local community.

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Don Beebe And His Six Championship Rings

January 11, 2015


Pictured below is Don Beebe’s Packer wining Super Bowl ring along with four AFC championship rings and an NFC championship ring.

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Don Beebe was One Of NFL’s Great Underdog Stories. His book, appropriately titled Six Rings, was published by Big Talk Publishing.

Beebe may be best known for his famed play of chasing down Leon Lett and preventing him from scoring in Super Bowl XXVII. However, there’s a lot more to know about Beebe.

Beebe was a 24 year old construction worker who had a miraculous journey into the NFL and wound up playing in six Super Bowls while playing for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Green Bay Packers.

As a complete unknown, Beebe was a last minute invite to the NFL Combine, where he broke speed records that had stood for 17 years. That incredible showing helped make him a 3rd round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills.

In his nine NFL seasons, Beebe caught 219 passes for 3,416 yards, rushed for 28 yards, returned 81 kickoffs for 1,735 yards, and scored 25 touchdowns (23 receiving, one kickoff return, and one fumble recovery). Beebe appeared in six Super Bowls as a player — (XXV, XXVI, XXVII and XXVIII with the Buffalo Bills; XXXI and XXXII with the Green Bay Packers) — an NFL record that he shares with former Bills teammate Mike Lodish.

While Buffalo lost its four consecutive Super Bowl games, (that’s why the Bills rings are referred to as AFC championship rings), Beebe finally won an NFL championship in his first year with the Packers (Super Bowl XXXI). Beebe’s final Super Bowl appearance was a loss to the Denver Broncos and that’s why his final ring is a Packer NFC championship ring.

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The Four AFC Championship Buffalo Bills Rings

October 6, 2014


No other team in NFL history besides the Bills accomplished four Super Bowl appearances in a row. If only things had worked out better, perhaps there would be a Buffalo Super Bowl championship ring in the picture below:


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Picture of Buffalo Bills Four Championship Rings


Their first super bowl appearance, back in January of 1991, was the 20-19 heartbreaker, when the New York Giants possessed the football for more than 40 minutes and Scott Norwood’s 47-yard field goal sailed wide right at the end.
Then there was the 37-24 whipping by Washington the following season.

Next, came a 52-17 smashing by the Dallas Cowboys, in Super Bowl XXVII which included nine Bills turnovers.

Last was the 30-13 loss in a rematch with the Cowboys. The Bills actually led the game 13-6 at halftime but were then outscored 24-0 in the second half.

How could this happen to a powerhouse team that won its four conference title games by a combined score of 120-33? The Bills in those four championship games beat Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana, John Elway and Dan Marino. The Buffalo Bills had future Hall of Famers in Levy and Kelly, running back Thurman Thomas, receiver James Lofton and defensive end Bruce Smith.

Here’s a little information about the four Bills Championship Rings:

The championship ring on the left is their first AFC championship ring, back from 1990. This Super Bowl ring (and the three others) are all made of solid yellow 10K gold and all four championship rings were designed and made by Jostens. All four rings are in the 44-46 gram range.

As documented in this blog recently, the ring originally contained one center diamond. Surrounding the diamond was a representation of their stadium, with 16 “X” shaped patterns on the ring, which represent the stadium’s stands. Jim Kelly had diamonds inserted in the center of the “X”‘s and many of his teammates followed his lead.

The next ring shown, second from the left, is from the 1991 season. It’s a more attractive ring than their 1990 version. The “A” contained diamonds and stood for AFC champions.

The third ring, second from the right, is the Super Bowl XXVII losing ring from the 1992 season.

The fourth ring, on the far right was the Super Bowl XXVIII losing ring from the 1993 season. It is the Bills most impressive looking ring, designed in a similar fashion to the Raiders Super Bowl XVIII ring. The ring has four footballs, made of small diamonds, symbolizing their fourth consecutive trip to the big game. This championship ring is the Bills last championship.

Hopefully, some day, the Buffalo Bills will a superbowl and finally get that Super Bowl ring the fans and community deserve!


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Super Bowl XXV Championship Rings – A Great Ending to a Thrilling Game

September 23, 2014


Pictured below are the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills Super Bowl XXV rings.


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New York Giants and Buffalo Bills Super Bowl XXV rings


In one of the most thrilling super bowl games ever witnessed, the New York Giants held on during the final play of the game to beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19. The Giants ring, shown on the left, was designed and manufactured by Balfour and contains two large marques diamonds, symbolizing the team’s second Super Bowl Championship. The ring is slightly larger than the Giants first ring (Super bowl XXI) and weighs in at 47 grams and 10k solid yellow gold.

The Buffalo Bills ring, shown on the right was designed and made by Jostens. The ring is a 10K solid gold ring and weighs 44 and a half grams.

Recently I spoke with a player from that team, who’s not 100% positive, but believes the 1990 championship ring did not come with a real diamond. The player believes the championship ring was presented to the team with an imitation diamond. Imitation diamonds (known as cubic zirconia’s), look like real diamonds but don’t have any value.

The player informed me that Jim Kelly, the Bills Pro Football hall of fame quarterback, had a local jeweler in Buffalo replace the large cz with a real center diamond and further upgraded the championship ring it by setting an additional 16 small diamonds on the top of the ring.

The way the ring was designed, it paid tribute to the team’s stadium and the 16 “X” shaped patters on the rings are the stands found in the stadium.

The upgrade was a visual improvement and many players followed Jim Kelly’s lead by having the same jeweler upgrade their rings too.

Super Bowl XXV is remembered for Bills place-kicker Scott Norwood’s last-second field goal attempt which sailed wide right of the uprights. The miss lead the Giants to victory, and started a four-game Super Bowl losing streak for the Buffalo Bills.

It was the last Super Bowl victory for Head Coach Bill Parcells who later on coached other teams and went on to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Giants won with back up quarterback, Jeff Hostetler, who replaced injured Phil Simms late in the season.

The Giants set a Super Bowl record of ball possession – 40 minutes and 33 seconds. The Giants overcame a 12–3 second-quarter deficit, and made a 75-yard touchdown drive that consumed a Super Bowl-record 9:29 off the clock.

New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson, carried the ball 21 times for 102 yards and one touchdown, was named Super Bowl MVP. He was the first player to receive the newly named “Pete Rozelle Trophy” (named for the former commissioner).


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After Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson made the 1990 AFC Championship ring, many players felt it needed to be upgraded

September 1, 2014


The photo on the left is an original 1990 AFC championship ring. Made by Jostens, the ring was designed with a single diamond.

Buffalo Bills Championship Rings


Recently I spoke with a player, who’s not 100% positive, but he believed the 1990 championship ring did not come with a real diamond. The player believes the championship ring was presented to the team with an imitation diamond. Imitation diamonds (known as cubic zirconia’s), look like real diamonds but don’t have any value.

No matter if it was a real diamond or cubic zirconia, the championship ring was made of 10K solid yellow gold.

The player I spoke with told me that Jim Kelly, the Bills Pro Football hall of fame quarterback, found a local jeweler who put in a real center diamond in the 1990 ring and further upgraded it by setting an additional 16 small diamonds on the top of the ring.

The way the ring was designed, it paid tribute to the team’s stadium and the 16 “X” shaped patters on the rings are the stands found in the stadium.

The upgrade was a visual improvement and many players followed Jim Kelly’s lead by having the same jeweler upgrade their rings (as seen on the photo on the right).


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