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Wow, look at the side of this College Championship Ring. Is this a precursor to future Super Bowl Rings?

May 15, 2015


What strikes me about this gorgeous championship ring is the side of the ring (the shank) shown below:

College Football National Championship ring


The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, is part of the University of Wisconsin System and is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. It is a four-year college.

College Football National Championship ring


Their football team, called the Whitewater Warhawks, play in Division III. You can see looking at the above National championship ring, they win a lot of football championships.

We have a lot of pro football teams that have won four or more Super Bowl rings. As their individual championship numbers climb, a championship ring manufacturer can incorporate the Whitewater design into future super bowl rings and show off each Lombardi trophy and the year the championship was won.

Congratulations to the Warhawks and their many football championships.

I hope we see this championship ring format again on future super bowl rings.

As I always close, please remember, I buy Super Bowl rings and championship rings. If you are looking to sell a Super Bowl ring or other championship rings, please let me know.


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Billy Gabor and his teammates get NBA Championship Rings 60 Years Later

May 14, 2015


Howard Dolgon, who owns the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch is a class act.   Here’s a wonderful story about feisty NBA player Billy Gabor, and his surviving teammates, and their new championship rings.

NBA Championship ring


“Billy the Bullet” was his nickname when Gabor played for the Syracuse Nationals in the NBA. He was part of a league championship team in 1955 with Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes as a teammate. Sadly the 1955 team never received championship rings.

Back then, professional basketball was not a big-money sport, and Syracuse was a small market.   The Nationals’ ownership group couldn’t afford to present championship rings.

NBA Championship ring

As shown above, Gabor displays his engraved ice bucket that the team awarded its players instead of championship rings.

Howard Dolgon, decided to right this wrong. At his cost, he had diamond-studded 1955 NBA championship rings made for the four Nationals players still living.

Unfortunately, Gabor wasn’t feeling well enough to make the trip to Syracuse, where a ceremony recently took place at the old War Memorial Auditorium. That building is special – it’s where Dolgon’s hockey team plays now and where the Nationals played back in 1955.

At a local restaurant in Jupiter Florida, Gabor and friends will gather this week to celebrate the arrival of his championship ring, and to admire its shiny brilliance and special significance.

Please remember, I collection championship rings so if you have one to sell, please let me know.


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Kevin Harvick’s racing team receives championship rings

May 13, 2015


Racing championship rings, awarded to the driver and his racing team after a win, are not only popular with racing fans, but also championship ring collectors.

Racing Championship Rings


Kevin Harvick is an American NASCAR driver, and drives the No. 4 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.

On Tuesday, his racing team, was awarded championship rings for winning the 2014 Sprint Cup Championship.

Unlike in other sports where teams receive their championship rings at a packed stadium during a home game, these championship rings were presented to the racing team at their SHR shop.

The championship rings include the No. 4 on them, real diamonds, and the last name of each crew member.

Harvick’s crew chief, Rodney Childers, tweeted the picture above and also included pictures of the ceremony in his tweet.

Please remember, I purchase championship rings, so if you are looking to sell your championship ring, do let me know.


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Major League Baseball Presents Yogi Berra With a Special 90th Birthday Gift

May 12, 2015


Yogi turns 90 years old today, and MLB is presenting him with 10 Yankee World Series Rings to replace those that were stolen from his museum.

Yogi Berra World Series Rings


Not only is MLB replacing his 10 Yankee World Series rings, they are also presenting a complete run of all 27 Yankees championship rings and Yogi’s three MVP awards. (I’m not sure how they can do this, it’s probably poor research on the news bureau that reported this story first, as the Yankees never made a 1923 World Series ring).

Also, Yogi will get replacement World Series rings of his Mets 1969 World Championship ring (coach) and 1973 NL Pennant ring (manager).

When Yogi’s museum was robbed last year, sadly, all of his rings were stolen, as well as his MVP awards.

While the FBI remains on the case, no one has been caught and the items have not turned up.

A petition is gaining momentum to award Yogi Berra the prestigious, Presidential Medal of Freedom. It’s about the only hardware he hasn’t won.

Please remember, I want to buy your championship ring, so let me know if you are thinking of selling.


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Significant Championship Rings Sell Over The Weekend

May 11, 2015


The Goldin Auctions Sports Memorabilia event, as expected, went well into Saturday evening and Sunday morning.   Here are some results:

Championship Rings


While there were many championship rings and tons of other sports memorabilia items, I’m highlighting on the results of the “big ones”.

Please visit the Goldin Auctions website to see the final results of other championship rings and the many other amazing pieces of sports memorabilia that sold.

On the Baseball side, a gorgeous 1999 New York Yankee ring sold for $16,940.00. In my opinion, having seen and held every single winning Yankee World Series ring since 1977, the 1999 version is the nicest ring made.

This particular ring belonged to a front office staff member, but it’s the same exact size and style World Series ring, that’s awarded to the players. I would have thought the ring would have sold for a little more, so the buyer got a pretty good deal.

A player’s 1983 Super Bowl XVIII ring sold for $21,780.00. This ring was a controversial ring that I once owned but no longer do. I had purchased this championship ring from a ring/sports memorabilia dealer. Later on, having acquired a player’s ring from the same year, I eventually traded it to another ring collector because he had a ring that I needed for my collection.

Because this ring had no proper markings inside the ring, some in the hobby place proclaimed the ring was not real. I had examined plenty of other Raider Super Bowl XVIII rings and found this particular ring to be identical – except for the missing markings inside the ring. When I traded the ring, I showed a player’s ring along with this ring to the new owner, and he and I both agreed, under heavy magnification, there were no differences with the ring. He knew the ring lacked engravings but with that issue discounted into the price, agreed to make the trade.

A few years later, he decided to put the ring in Ken Goldin’s auction.

Ken Goldin, owner of Goldin Auctions heard from a couple of “ring” experts that the ring was not good. Ken also heard from a couple of ring experts, including me, that the ring was authentic. So Ken, looking to make sure he only sells legitimate and authentic merchandise, contacted the original player and learned that the ring was authentic and remade by the Raiders for the player, when he lost his original ring.

Ken, updated his auction with the information that the ring was remade, however, as the player verified, it was made by the team and is an authentic ring. I feel vindicated after having had to endure criticism by some ring collectors that the ring was not authentic. Turns our it was genuine!

Also selling for $21,780 was a player’s Giants Super Bowl XXV ring. The reason the two Super Bowl rings sold at the same price was that both started out with the same minimum bid and each ring, had the same amount of bids which are computer generated in 10% increments.

The ring sold a little low due to the fact that this too was a 2nd ring the player received after losing his first ring.

Next up, were three modern Super Bowl rings that sold: A player’s Super Bowl XLII ring for $43,560 and his Super Bowl XLVI ring for $58,080 and a Raven player’s Super Bowl XLVII ring for $43,560.00

Please remember as always, I buy championship rings so if you are looking to sell your championship ring, let me know. I will make a very strong offer.


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