March 23, 2017
Continuing my slow but steady blog series about championship rings from each Super Bowl, here’s a review of the championship rings from Super Bowl XLII:
I’m sorry that’s been so long since I last wrote a new installment on each Super Bowl ring, there’s been a lot of other championship ring items to blog about.
I’m also apologizing, that the pictures of the incredible championship rings displayed above, show my web address. It’s not done for self promotion….
If I didn’t include the web-address, other web sites would steal my images, especially the sellers on ebay, who appear over-night and offer cheap championship rings from China. Championship ring collectors and enthusiasts wonder why Jostens, Balfour, and now Tiffany, allow this to happen! I wonder too, and It appears that no one has an answer as to why these offerings continue. It’s a shame (or perhaps an opportunity for championship ring fans depending upon their perspective).
The replicas from China don’t look as special as authentic championship rings, and the quality varies tremendously from vendor to vendor. These sellers display photos of real championship rings and then have the “inflated balls” to claim the pictures are of their very own replica championship rings!
Almost every photograph in my Super Bowl ring blogs are taken by me, from my own championship ring collection. As readers and collectors know by my many blogs, these championship rings are very rare and only a few championship rings are available for sale in the hobby. That means that the two specific Super Bowl rings are seldom (if ever) photographed together from a particular Super Bowl game.
When I do post pictures that are found on the internet, I won’t place my web-site in the image.
The ring on the left is the New York Giants winning Super Bowl Ring from their 2007 season and their most improbable stunning upset over the undefeated New England Patriots. This beautiful championship ring was designed and manufactured by Tiffany & Company and is substantially larger and heavier than the team’s first two Super Bowl rings.
The Super Bowl ring is made of solid 14K white gold and the player version weighs around 71 grams.
A few players rings have sold publicly, and prices have been all over the place. When the first couple of player rings became available for auction back in 2013 and 2014, they were selling above $50,000. Now as a few have hit the market, demand has softened because those that would pay any amount of money for this Giants Super Bowl ring now own them.
Last April, a player ring sold in an SCP auction for $28,255. This sale demonstrates that championship ring prices have fallen and also illustrates that ring prices drop as more from a specific season hit the market place.
The Patriots 2007 AFC championship ring shown above is a very nice diamond-loaded championship ring. It weighs in at 46 grams and was made in solid 10K white gold by Jostens.
I don’t have any records of a player’s AFC championship ring selling at auction, but I did purchase one privately. One player-sized championship ring, given to someone involved in the Spygate scandal, was sold by Goldin auctions in 2015; and that championship ring fetched $16,940.00.
Please remember as I always say, I buy super bowl rings (winning and losing ones). I also purchase championship rings too. Please let me know if you have a championship ring you want to sell and we can do a private deal.