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The Championship Rings From Super Bowl XLII

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:

(Click picture below for a larger picture)New York Giants and New England Patriots 2007 Super Bowl rings

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.

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Praying For Dwight Clark and His Family

March 22, 2017

Very sad news this week, the former 49er great announced he’s battling ALS.

Dwight Clark Super Bowl rings

The fact that Dwight Clark has Lou Gehrig’s disease helps put championship ring collecting in its proper perspective.

You can have won a bunch of championship rings as a player, coach, or executive, or even as a collector, but it does not mean much if you don’t have your health.

So today’s blog entry will not discuss much about championship rings, but just wish Dwight and his family well, and to pray for them.

Just for the record, as a player, Dwight won two Super Bowl rings, although the photo above shows him wearing all five of the 49ers championship rings from the 80s and 90s.

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Check Out What This Player Super Bowl Ring Sold For on Saturday

March 20, 2017

Dealer’s asking amounts in the 30 – 50 thousand dollar range or more, for Super Bowl rings could have selling woes after this championship ring sold at auction over the weekend:

Cowboys Super Bowl XXVII ring

This championship ring blog has been writing about falling championship ring prices for a while now, and this weekend’s Lelands auction helps to prove my point.

Tony Casillas, a 12 year NFL veteran and two time Super Bowl champion, saw his Super Bowl ring sell at Lelands on Saturday for $20,713.00. Even more alarming, if you’re rooting for record prices of championship rings, is that the consigner of this ring, probably received around $16,570.40. The consignor probably received this amount because it’s customary for Lelands to keep the 20% percent buyer’s premium cost that gets tacked on to championship rings.

Just this week, I was offered a stunning player Super Bowl ring, for $48,500.00. That’s more than double the price that the Cowboys ring shown above sold for!

One of my favorite features of the Cowboys Super Bowl XXVII ring shown above is the special center diamond located on the top of the ring. That diamond is the only one ever cut into a star-shaped stone in Super Bowl ring history. Although the Cowboys have won five Super Bowl rings, this is the only one with a diamond shaped star!

Please remember, I buy Super Bowl rings and championship rings all the time, just at realistic prices. If you would like to sell your championship rings in complete privacy, please contact me.

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As This Championship Ring Is Auctioned, Original Owner’s Family Emerges

March 18, 2017

For almost 60 years, Lewis Woodruff’s family wondered what happened to the championship ring shown below.

Texas Tech Yellow Jackets 1952 championship ring

It belonged to the late Georgia Tech assistant coach who was awarded it when the Yellow Jackets’ 1952 team went 12-0, and won a share of the National Championship.

Now his family finally knows it’s whereabouts, and that it’s being auctioned.

Lewis Woodruff Jr., the son of the late assistant coach said the championship ring was stolen in a home robbery when he was just toddler. It remained a mystery until Wednesday, when media reported the championship ring was in a Lelands auction.

Woodruff contacted Lelands, and the auction company has offered him a share of the championship ring’s sale. Woodruff acknowledged that, without any proof that it was once stolen, it would be difficult to make a claim on it.

“Of course, God only knows where the police report is,” Woodruff said. (Note, I’m not sure if Woodruff realizes the police hold on to copies of police reports indefinitely, and if found, the ownership of this championship ring belongs to the family).

Bidding on the championship ring closes Friday evening but extended bidding has kept it active until the early hours of Saturday morning.

The opening bid was $300 on February 20, and as of Friday afternoon was $3,570. Early Saturday morning, the championship ring is at $6,325.00 and with the 20% buyers premium, the ring will sell for $7,590.00 if no additional bids are received.

Always remember, I buy championship rings so if you would like to sell your championship ring in privacy, please contact me.

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This Championship Ring Sold For How Much?

March 17, 2017

While Championship Ring Prices Continue to Fall, Here’s One That Recently Sold That Puzzles Collectors:

Eagles 1980 NFC championship ring goldin auctions

This championship ring blog over the last few months has provided numerous examples of championship rings selling at auction that demonstrate drastically fallen prices.

They continue to fall or remain flat, so don’t think that this recently completed auction, on January 30th, is the start of a new upward pricing trend.

This player NFC championship ring sold for an astonishing $26,950.00! This selling price is about 300% more than these type of player rings typically sell for.

To put the selling price of this NFC championship ring in it’s proper perspective, another player AFC championship ring in the same auction sold for $9,600.00. This is a more expected price.

This Eagles NFC championship ring fetched more money than some winning player Super Bowl rings have in the last year. Keep in mind winning Super Bowl rings are much larger, contain more bling and are much more desired.

I could understand the price, had the player, Leroy Harris been a Hall of Famer or star of the team, but the season the Eagles earned their trip to the Super Bowl, Harris put up mediocre numbers and only played in the league for five seasons. Harris was an average player at best. He never made a pro bowl and was a 5th round pick in the draft.

Congratulations goes out to Goldin Auctions, they certainly have bragging rights for selling this championship ring at the price it achieved.

The only way I could see this championship ring selling for the amount it did is if Leroy Harris wanted his championship ring back and would pay any price, and a bidding war erupted. Or, perhaps two Eagles fans got into a bidding war.

As we have seen time and time again, the next time the winner of this auction decides to sell this championship ring at auction, it very much could wind up selling for a more normal price of $7,000 – $10,000. Why the huge drop off? Because it takes two people who have no idea what these championship rings sell for, and who each have lots of money to drive up the price.

Thankfully, it’s a rare occurrence when multiple bidders with no idea what something should sell for, meet up in a championship ring auction.

Please remember, I buy championship rings, so if you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.

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