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This Auction Had Its Share of Winners and Losers

December 10, 2018


The recently completed sale at Goldin Auctions showed a glimpse of where the ever-changing championship ring market is heading:


(Click picture below for a larger picture)Goldin auctions championship rings


The three items shown above did phenomenal in the auction. Congratulations to the winning bidders, the consigners, and of course to Ken Goldin.

Please note I am not affiliated with Goldin auctions, or any of the items that appeared in the auction. I’m just here to blog about the world of championship rings.

Besides championship rings, I collect trophies as well (as do many championship ring collectors). I would love to own a full-size authentic Heisman Trophy, but sadly the prices realized over the last few years for these iconic trophies have climbed to astronomical numbers.

Tim Brown, an all star and Pro Football Hall of Fame player had his Heisman Trophy for sale in the auction and with the buyer’s premium, it sold for an astonishing $435,762.50.

Dallas Cowboy player’s Dixon Edward’s two gorgeous Super Bowl rings sold for $31,915.00 (Super Bowl XXVII) and $44,190.00 (Super Bowl XXVIII).

The Super Bowl XXVIII ring is substantially larger and contains a lot more bling – so it’s no surprise it went for a lot more money.

Like a typical Sunday in the NFL, there were a lot of surprises and plenty of winners and losers in this auction – especially with championship rings and awards.

I’ll try to cover the other auction results over the next few days.

One thing the auction showed, is that the divide between entry level items and the best-of-the-best continue to climb and fall in opposite directions.

Like a quarterback, auction houses get too much blame for a bad result, and perhaps too much praise for a good one. Goldin Auctions is fantastic at marketing and getting the most money out of their items. So if some of the results were disappointing ,it should be noted it’s more a reflection of the hobby and demand, than it is of the auction company doing a bad job on the item(s).

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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Giants Championship Ring on eBay – Is it real?

December 4, 2018


Searching eBay this morning, there are a few nice championship rings that are priced reasonable. Here’s one to avoid:


Fake 2000 Giants NFC championship ring


An authentic Giants 2000 NFC championship ring is a large, impressive, good-looking championship ring.

Unfortunately, the one shown above, offered on ebay does not appear to be authentic, although the seller states it is.

The seller is asking $5,500.00 and is accepting lower offers. This means, if it’s truly authentic, this player-sized championship ring is priced to move.

The seller claims the championship ring weighs 52 grams, which is heavier than authentic Jostens Giants 2000 championship rings.

On examination of the photos, the rough texture that should appear on the side of authentic championship rings from this year is missing.

The Giants logo on the football helmet is set at an incorrect angle, and the engraving on the NFC trophy, and the “4″ in the “41″ score does not appear correct.

Furthermore, the prongs seem too large, and the prongs at the curve near the bottom of the “y” on top of the championship ring, seem completely wrong.

It’s no wonder an original presentation box is not included with this offer.

This championship ring offering should be avoided.

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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Sister Jean, Loyola’s Biggest Fan, Awarded Final Four Championship Ring

November 29, 2018


What a great “Feel-Good” story, and a class-act by the University:


Sister Jean, Loyola Championship ring


Earlier this week, the Loyola Ramblers college basketball team presented a Final Four Championship Ring to Sister Jean, who’s 99 years young.

Sister jean became the most well-known person associated with the team as she would lead them in prayer before games.

On Tuesday evening, the 99-year-old chaplain, who became a national sensation during last year’s NCAA Basketball tournament, received the large blinged championship ring to help celebrate the team’s improbable Final Four run.

Jean Dolores Schmidt proudly showed off the championship ring as she sat courtside in a wheelchair and a Loyola jacket, with fans chanting, “You deserve it.”

Like all college championship rings, the keepsake is made of non gold and man-made imitation diamonds.

In case you’d forgotten how big a deal she was a season ago, she gave numerous interviews and a bobblehead created in her honor, set sales records. At the Final Four, her news conference drew a standing-room-only crowd, as The Washington Post’s Chuck Culpepper wrote. “Looking in the media room, walking by, you would have thought she was one of us,” Loyola Chicago guard-forward Donte Ingram said. “I walked by, I thought it looked like Tom Brady at the Super Bowl,” Coach Porter Moser said.

She took the sudden fame in stride, calling the Final Four run “the most fun I’ve had in my life.” At a time when there’s so much to lament about college sports, she was a breath of fresh air.

Here’s the Video:





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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Four Impressive Championship Rings

November 28, 2018


This recent photo on Twitter caught my eye and sent me on an internet adventure:


Player super bowl rings and afc/nfc championship rings


Was someone, (player, coach, or executive) actually awarded all these magnificent championship rings (three winning Super Bowl rings, and one AFC championship ring)?

The four championship rings are player-size, and not front-office versions that could be smaller and possibly contain less diamonds.

Remarkably they are from a 12 year span, so it could be a player who enjoyed a long career with the Patriots (but started with the Ravens).

From left to right here are the championship rings shown in the above photo:

  • 2011 Patriots AFC championship ring (the Pats lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl)
  • 2000 Ravens Super Bowl XXXV Ring
  • 2004 Patriots Super Bowl XXXIX Ring
  • 2003 Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Ring (on the opposite hand)

    Incidentally, all of these championship rings were designed and crafted by Jostens.

    After a little research, it turns out that the championship rings are a compilation from two players. No one has been lucky enough to earn these four Super Bowl rings individually.

    The Ravens Super Bowl ring belongs to Chris Redman, a player for the team, who spent some time with the Patriots in later seasons.

    The other championship rings belong to player Deion Branch.

    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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  • Buccaneers Super Bowl Ring Offered on eBay

    November 26, 2018


    This reasonably-priced player Championship Ring can be yours today, if you make the right offer:


    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl ring


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

    This stunning player Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl ring caught my eye. While the asking price is $29,999.99, the seller is accepting best offers.

    Some consider this Super Bowl ring one of the nicest designs that have ever graced a Super Bowl ring. The shafts are unusual, but the top is stunning. While this championship ring is small compared to today’s huge Super Bowl rings, it’s an “average size” Super Bowl ring when compared to similar team’s rings from the early 2000 era.

    I’ve come to realize, in my humble opinion, that Jostens makes nicer Super Bowl rings, but Tiffany was awarded the Buccaneers project and did a nice design. This Super Bowl ring comes with the original presentation box – which when compared to what Jostens offers to hold their championship rings, comes up a little short.

    None the less, acquiring a player Super Bowl ring that’s less than twenty years old, is getting more difficult for under $30,000.00 and here’s one that’s available.

    It’s the one and only Super Bowl ring that Tampa Bay has ever one, and would make a great acquisition for someone’s championship ring collection or Tampa Bay Bucs collection.

    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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