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Astros 2017 World Series Ring Has Specific Details of their Historic Run

April 4, 2018


The Houston Astros 2017 World Series is no longer shrouded in mystery. Tuesday evening thanks to the internet, Astros and championship ring fans were able to see the World Series rings:


(Click picture below for a larger picture)Houston Astros 2017 World Series rings


As this blog reported yesterday, owner Jim Crane has committed to purchase over 1,000 championship rings – one for everyone in the Astros organization.

That means all players, coaches, clubhouse and training staff, baseball and business front office, medical staff, part-time associates, Hall of Fame players, owners, and broadcasters, and ushers will receive championship rings.

The Astros wouldn’t confirm whether all rings that will be presented are the same size and cost of the player versions, but championship ring collectors and enthusiasts know this is never the case. The organization would practically be bankrupt if they did this.

It’s been speculated that the Astros will manufacture and offer championship rings (smaller than the player size versions) for staff friends and family to buy. If and when they do this, look for lots of these World Series rings to appear at inflated prices on eBay. And first couple that hit the open market, could make it to a major auction house.

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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Astros Owner to Provide Championship Rings to Every Single Member of Organization

April 3, 2018


Jim Crane’s Classy Gesture Means More Than 1,100 World Series Rings Will Be Awarded:


Astros 2017 World Series rings


When Jim Crane got to Houston, he had his entire life possessions in a small U-Haul trailer attached to his car. He used to work a second job delivering freight at night and the Astros owner boasts that he can still backup an 18-wheeler into a loading dock (no easy feat). He hasn’t forgotten where he came from or other lessons from those days.

Jim Crane is determined to award every single member of the Houston Astros organization — from the top to the bottom — a World Series championship ring. That means that while Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the rest of the Astros 2017 World Champions get their huge and impressive diamond-filled gold rings in an elaborate, much-anticipated pregame ceremony Tuesday night, every usher, custodian and other Astros employee will be getting their own versions of the championship rings too.

“We wanted to do something for the little guys,” Crane says. “I’m a little guy.”

Crane, now the mega multi-millionaire owner of the best team in baseball, always tries to remember how relatively humble his own start was. He came to Houston with little and needed to borrow $10,000 from his sister to start his first company.

Now, Crane is making sure the hard-working dreamers throughout the Astros organization get a tangible world championship reward to cherish.

“Some of our ushers have been with us 30-35 years and they’ve never gotten anything,” says Crane. Now, they’ll have a World Championship ring. That certainly beats some fake gold watch or token restaurant gift certificate.

While Crane has largely kept the design of the Astros’ World Series ring a secret, “Houston Strong” will be a major component, recognizing that this was anything but just another championship. The backdrop of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation and the Astros’ determination to do something for the city will be recognized on the championship rings.

“The rings are in the ballpark locked up and ready to go for tomorrow,” Crane says. “We’ve got somebody watching them. We’ve got quite a bit of money invested in them. We can’t wait to get them out of here and into people’s hands.”

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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Dodgers Receive 2017 NLCS Championship Rings

April 2, 2018


To be honest, many ALCS and NLCS have been a lot nicer than this example in recent years. Perhaps it has to do with using a smaller, more local championship ring company and not one of the “big boys”:


2017 Dodgers championship ring nlcs


The Dodgers officially thanked their players, coaches, and staff from last season by presenting the team with their 2017 National League Championship Series rings. The championship rings were designed and made by Jason of Beverly Hills.

Jason of Beverly Hills is much smaller than Jostens, Balfour and Tiffany – the three companies that by far get most of the championship ring assignments. Jason of Beverly Hills is known to have made some of the more recent Los Angles Lakers World Championship Rings.

“We’re proud to present our players, coaches and members of the Dodger organization with these one-of-a-kind rings as we celebrate our 2017 National League championship season,” said Dodgers executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen.

“Thank you to the team at Jason of Beverly Hills for creating these elegant rings that capture the spirit and accomplishments of the memorable 2017 Dodger season.”

The NLCS championship ring was the team’s first championship ring since 1988, when they won the World Series and received World Series rings. This marks the team’s 22nd pennant in franchise history, which trails only San Francisco Giants (23) for most all-time in the National League. The Yankees for comparison, are around 40.

The focus of the championship ring is the team’s signature LA logo in white diamonds, which features Dodger blue sapphires behind it, and 2017 National League Champions written around the top of the championship ring. There is over 1 carat of white diamonds and more than 0.6 carats of blue sapphires in the Dodgers’ player ring.

One side of the championship ring features a player’s name above an engraving of Dodger Stadium, with the player’s number in the silhouette of the stadium’s scoreboard. The other side of the ring has the Dodgers’ and “This Team,” the club’s 2017 postseason slogan.

“I want to thank the Dodgers for commissioning us to design and manufacture their National League Championship rings,” said Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills.

“Having now done five championship rings in the last nine years, we are excited for the opportunity to enter the Major League baseball market. This particular ring tells a story of not only the Dodger’s team, but also the city of Los Angeles.”

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


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Fool’s Gold – This Packer Super Bowl II Ring is Priced All Wrong

March 29, 2018


Authentic salesman sample championship rings now sell for less than half the starting price of this auction:


Packer Super Bowl salesman samples


And this eBay Super Bowl ring offering gets even sillier…. If someone was foolish enough to place the opening bid of $7,000.00, they would still be under the reserve needed to buy the championship ring!

Although the auction is not too clear, the wording indicates this Packers Super Bowl ring might actually come with real diamonds. Most salesman sample rings do not. If you factor in three small diamonds of championship ring quality (which is not as expensive or nice as engagement quality diamonds), the ring might be worth $4,000.00. However finding a buyer willing to pay $4,000.00 might not be easy.

Like the jeweler trying to sell the Carolina Panthers NFC ring for over a year on eBay, this seller will learn that there are no fools out there who will fork over more than $7,000.00 for a salesman sample that’s not so rare.

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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Too Bad This Super Bowl Ring Isn’t Real

March 28, 2018


I guess the reports about the NFL finally doing something about counterfeit championship rings is as bogus as the Super Bowl ring shown below:


Eagles 2017 Super Bowl ring


This Eagles “Super Bowl Ring” is for sale and the seller is boasting about it – as if it was legal and real. They even put their website information in the tweet.

I’m not affiliated with this Super Bowl ring or the company that makes these bogus championship rings, but those that are interested could troll Twitter and find the seller’s website.

If you must buy a replica championship ring of questionable quality, then you should at least wait until the actual authentic championship ring is released. That way, your imitation Super Bowl ring will be somewhat similar to the read deal.

I am not advocating buying these knockoffs, and the Eagles Super Bowl ring shown above is almost guaranteed not to look close to the eventual design of the authentic one.

I will say that whoever designed the Eagles championship ring shown above, did a heck of a job. It’s a darn-good design and nice looking championship ring.

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


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