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Patriots will receive latest Super Bowl rings at Robert Kraft’s house Sunday

June 12, 2015

Look for social media (ie Twitter) to light up Sunday evening as players will be tweeting pictures of the newest Super Bowl rings:

New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX ring

According to the Boston Globe, the New England Patriots will receive their Super Bowl XLIX Championship rings at the home of owner Robert Kraft this coming Sunday.

Despite Bill Belichick’s tendency (some would say obsession) to move on to the next game, the members of the Patriots get one more special chance to celebrate their victory over the Seahawks back in February.

This presentation has a drastically different feel than other Super Bowl ring ceremonies of recent past.

The manufacturer of the latest Super Bowl ring, Jostens, has made no mention of being awarded the contract to design and manufacture the ring, and no official announcement was made in the weeks leading up to this event.

It remains to be seen, if the design and size of the latest Super Bowl ring, is affected by the bad feelings and controversy many fans and other teams now feel towards Kraft, Brady, Belichick, and the rest of the Patriots organization.

Will the special occasion be filled with some awkward moments?

The win over the Seattle Seahawks was stunning and miraculous, because of Malcolm Butler’s highly improbable interception on the goal line, which clinched the win for New England. But it might be a bit awkward between Belichick and Butler on Sunday, considering the coach recently had the cornerback benched during OTAs.

Still, Butler will probably be there Sunday, as all the members of the 2014 roster, including Darrelle Revis, were extended an invitation.

Speaking of awkward, I wonder if Rodger Goodell received an invitation, and if he will be present too.

Revis (who signed with the division-rival, New York Jets), Belichick, and Tom Brady all in the same room together might be just as awkward.

Just last month, Revis was asked about Deflategate and he didn’t shy away from the topic. Revis, said that his former team has “a history of doing stuff. You can’t hide that … Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past.”

Looks like it will be a very interesting Sunday evening at the Kraft house.

As soon as the Super Bowl ring pictures and details are released, I will provide extensive coverage.

Please remember, I buy Super Bowl rings. If you have a championship ring that you want to sell, please let me know.

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Championship Rings Are All in the Family

June 11, 2015

Recently I was contacted by a family who were kind enough to tell (and show) their story about their championship rings:

Super Bowl Rings

Here’s an excerpt from the email I received:

“I was glad to have found your website and thought you might be interested in my family’s collection of rings. My father, Bob Friedman, was the Director of Coaching Film for the Cowboys from 1960 – 1989 and one of my brothers held the same position with the Bears and my other brother held the same position with the Raiders, both in Oakland and LA. …… the collection is pretty impressive for one family of short bald guys.



Wow, what a story, and congratulations to the Freedman family!

Let’s take a look at these magnificent five Super Bowl rings and two NFC Championship rings:

Super Bowl Rings

From Left to right:

The two white gold rings are Raider Super Bowl rings. The top one is from 1983. That was the Los Angeles Raiders third Super Bowl championship and contains three clusters of football-shaped diamonds to commemorate this achievement.

The ring below it is the Oakland Raiders 1980 Super Bowl ring. It’s hard to see in the photograph, but this Super Bowl ring contains two larger diamonds located in the middle of the football-shaped cluster of diamonds. The two larger diamonds, symbolize the team’s second Super Bowl victory.

Both of the Raider Super Bowl rings were made by Lenox in 14K gold.

Moving to the center of the photograph, we see four Dallas Cowboys Championship rings. From top to bottom:

The top Super Bowl ring is the Cowboys first one – back from 1971. The championship ring was made by Balfour in 14K solid gold.

The Super Bow ring below it is one of my favorite designs – The Super Bowl XII ring from 1977. Notice the two stars and two large diamonds, to celebrate the team’s second Super Bowl title. The championship ring was made by Jostens in solid 10K white gold.

The third ring is a very pretty ring; classic and elegant, from Super Bowl X, when the Cowboys lost to the Steelers. This ring is from 1975, and is an NFC Championship ring due to the fact they Cowboys lost the Super Bowl game. The ring was made by Balfour in 10K white solid gold.

In a repeat match up three seasons later, the Cowboys lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl XIII. The bottom championship ring is the Cowboys 1978 ring, made by Jostens in 10K white gold. The design of the top of the ring pays tribute to the Texas state flower, the Bluebonnet. Cowboy staff has told me that this championship ring was designed to look like a cocktail ring.

On the far right is the Chicago Bears iconic Super Bowl XX ring. This ring was made by Jostens in solid 10K yellow gold. One of my favorite championship rings, the keepsake nicely balances the growing trend from that time period of more bling, while avoiding being ostentatious.

Congratulations again to the Friedman family and thanks for sharing such great photos of your treasured championship rings!

I buy championship rings, so please let me know if you would like to discuss selling your rings.

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Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt’s Championship Rings Now Part of Gridiron Glory Exhibit

June 10, 2015

Kansas City Chiefs historian, Bob Moore announced that four historic Chiefs artifacts will be joining the Gridiron Glory exhibit. These items, including Championship rings, were owned by team founder Lamar Hunt:

Kansas City Chiefs Championship Rings

Fans can now view Hunt’s 1962 AFL championship ring, his 1969 Super Bowl IV ring, his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring and his Order of the Leather Helmet pin. These items plus the Chiefs’ Super Bowl IV trophy will be shown together.

Gridiron Glory   is the most comprehensive traveling exhibit ever created on Pro Football. The exhibit is comprised of more than 10,000 square feet and showcases some of the most iconic pro football artifacts of all time. It contains more than 200 rare football items, including photos and rare documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame   collection.

“They’re significant because it’s the beginning of this whole ring culture,” Moore explained. “The fact that [the championship rings] belonged to Lamar Hunt, the fact that he came up with the name ‘Super Bowl,’ the fact that he has so much associated with the Super Bowl, I think is probably one of the reasons why getting to see these rings [is so special].

“I also think it’s something fans like. They love these rings more than some of the other things you’ve seen in museums.”

Here’s some more details about the championship rings shown above (from left to right):

1962 AFL championship ring: This championship ring was designed and awarded back when the American Football League was totally independent from the more established NFL (National Football League). You can see by the sizes of the rings, that the championship rings were smaller in the early 60s and contained a lot less “bling”.

1969 Super Bowl IV championship ring: “By the time we get to the ’69 season ring, it’s really last of the ones and it more or less is not an AFL championship, it’s the world championship. It includes the usual things— the city, the players’ names are on the side and so forth.” said Moore. The 1969 Super Bowl ring was designed and manufactured by Jostens, in 14K solid yellow gold and weighed in at around 46 grams.

Pro Football Hall of Fame ring: “Everyone more or less remarks about how small it is. Well, they’re not small today. What you see essentially is the logo. It includes some small things on the side, which give you some indications of the fact that it’s for you.” said Moore.

On the far right is the NFL’s Order of the Leather Helmet pin: Moore added, “It’s an NFL Alumni Association of the players who give it to people who make major contributions to the sport. That would certainly be Lamar Hunt. Lamar is the first person to go in from the AFL and consequently, probably should be, given the fact that he founded the league and had seen the league through. It was only obvious that he’d be the first particular person to.”

Please know that I buy championship rings. If you have an item you want to sell, please contact me.

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Nick Saban Let’s a Fan Try On His Championship Rings and Sit In His Office

June 9, 2015

Saban really thrilled this fan; letting her sit in his chair, put on his iconic hat, and of course wear some championship rings:

Alabama College Football Championship Rings

This fan appears to be ecstatic and showing off eight gorgeous Alabama championship rings, as she sits at the Head-Coaches’s desk.   Easily spotted in the picture are Saban’s notes in the foreground and family pictures in the background.

Saban, having already won four National championships, five SEC titles, and eight SEC Western Division titles, owns a lot more championship rings in his collection than shown in the photograph.

Saban has amassed a mind-numbing 86-17 record at Alabama, but as a head coach is 8-8 in bowls.

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Who Says College Bowl Rings Can’t Be As Large As Super Bowl Rings?

June 8, 2015

Here’s a great example to dispel that myth:

Super Bowl and College Championship Ring

On the left is the New York Giants 2011 Super Bowl XLVI ring.

On the right is a 2010 Michigan State Spartans 2010 Big Ten Championship Ring.

Keep in mind that the college championship ring is made of non gold and imitation diamonds. That means the monetary values of the rings can’t be compared since the Giants Super Bowl ring is made of 14K solid white gold and real diamonds.

To my untrained eye, it looks like the Michigan State championship ring is slightly larger than the Super Bowl ring.

The championship rings probably belong to Greg Jones, a linebacker who played at Michigan State and then was drafted by the Giants.

Greg Jones was awarded both Championship rings in back to back seasons.

Please remember that I buy championship rings; let me know if you have one to sell.

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