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Atlanta Braves Are Giving Out 20,000 Championship Rings

July 27, 2016


The replica 1991 National League Championship Rings are to remind fans that next year, anything is possible.


1991 Atlanta Braves NLCS Championship rings


The message on the 1991 Braves National League Championship rings was crystal clear. “Worst-to-First”.

Can History repeat itself?

The Braves record is currently 33 wins and 66 loses. They own the worst record in baseball this year, and many of their fans feel they’ve been almost unwatchable for 99 games, especially at home. Unbelievably, the team has won only 14 games at Turner Field, and the feeling is they’ve given their fans very little to be excited about.

Perhaps a free replica championship ring giveaway can get the fans a little excited.

It’s looking very likely that the Braves will finish last in the NL East and basically have nowhere to go but up in 2017. That alone could give the team’s fans hope for next season, but just in case positive attitude is lacking among fans, the Braves are trying to help with this championship ring promotion.

The first 20,000 fans who attend the game on Saturday will receive a “Worst-to-First” NLCS replica ring commemorating their 1991 season when they reached the World Series.

The year before, in 1990, the Braves finished last in their division. Like this season, they were also the worst team in baseball. So there is some hope. However, this time a repeat may be more challenging; the Braves are currently on pace to win only 54 baseball games, 11 fewer than they won in 1990.

If you want a replica 1991 National League championship ring and can’t attend the game, check out eBay next week, there will be quite a few of them for sale.

Please remember I buy real championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring and do so privately, please let me know.


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Recent NFL Conference Championship Rings

July 26, 2016


Yesterday I showed how the 49ers and Giants last NFC Conference championship rings, although 12 years apart, are quite similar in design. Now here are examples of how different the designs have become for conference championship rings in recent years:


(Click picture below for a larger picture)NFL conference championship rings


About 10 to 13 years ago (2003-2008, not including 2006) conference championship rings by Jostens were basically the same design. You can view my super bowl ring gallery to see examples of every winning and losing ring since the Super Bowl began to see these championship rings.

Lately the trend has been for the championship ring manufacturers to design a completely new conference championship ring each year. However, we might be heading back to the old days, as the newest conference championship ring, belonging to the 2015 Panthers is remarkably similar to the Denver Broncos 2013 championship ring shown above.

The championship rings from left to right are: 2009 Colts championship ring, made by Herff Jones, 2011 Patriots ring made by Herff Jones and Masters of Design, 2012 NFC championship ring made by Tiffany and Company, the 2014 Broncos ring made by Jostens and the Seahawks 2015 NFC championship ring made by Tiffany and Company.

If you’re wondering about the 2010 Steelers AFC championship ring, it does not exist. The team broke tradition and went with a blinged-out watch (which can also be seen at my Super Bowl ring gallery).

My favorite championship ring of the ones shown above is the Pats ring – which has as much bling as many Super Bowl rings and my least favorite is the Seahawks championship ring which has lots of dots and bumps on the face but very few diamonds.

Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring and do so privately, I’m your guy. Please contact me.


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Championship Ring Brothers From Different Mothers

July 25, 2016


While these two NFC championship rings were made by different manufacturing companies, and are 12 years apart, it’s uncanny how similar the styles are:


2000 Giants NFC championship ring, 2012 NFC 49ers Championship ring


Twelve years is a long time in the modern evolution of championship rings. Go back over the last twenty five years or so, and look at a 12 year gap and you will typically see the newer championship ring dwarf the earlier one in size and bling.

When comparing these two rings, I’ve always marveled at how similar these two championship rings seem. It’s like they are some-how related.

Both rings are NFC championship rings – awarded to the team that looses the Super Bowl, yet won their conference championship. Both championship rings spend a lot of real estate on the top of the ring showing off the team’s colors by using an oval shaped onyx stone.

The ring on the left is the Giants 2000 NFC championship ring. It was made by Jostens in 14K solid yellow gold. It weighs in at 45 grams. If you look at a few years before and after this NFC championship ring was designed and manufactured, you will see that it has an usual style and design, not like other conference championship rings made during this time period.

Forward to the championship ring on the right. The NFC 2012 championship ring, awarded the 49ers, is also unlike other NFC and AFC championship rings from it’s time period. This ring, weighs in at 55 grams and is made of 14 solid white gold. The ring was designed and manufactured by Tiffany.

The tiffany ring, in my opinion, should have been made in yellow gold, not white gold, since the 49er’s official team colors are yellow and red.

In a day or two, I’ll show the 2012 NFC championship ring surrounded by other conference championship rings of the same time period. This will better illustrate how different the 49ers championship ring is, and remind us how similar it is to the Giants championship ring.

Please remember, I buy championship rings. If you would like to do a private deal please get in touch with me.


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The Most Absurd Championship Ring Sports Card Ever

July 23, 2016


Since becoming a championship ring collector, I’ve never seen something so silly; check out this Topps 2011 Super Bowl Ring Cut Insert:


*Tom Brady Super Bowl rings


Could you imagine if Jostens, Balfour or Tiffany actually made a championship ring in this design?

Would you want to collect it or even wear it?

No only is the Super Bowl ring mockup ugly, but can you recall ever seeing diamonds laid out on a championship ring in this manner?

Has the designer of this sports card ever even seen a real championship ring?

Last, of the thousands of pictures available of Tom Brady, did the designer, perhaps under protest of having been assigned this project, choose the most unflattering photograph of Tom Brady he could find?

Perhaps the designer envisioned Tom Brady yelling “Get me off this disgraceful championship ring mock-up now!”

Please remember I buy championship rings all the time, just not championship ring insert cards. If you would like to do a private deal, and sell your championship ring, please let me know.


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This Championship Ring Blows

July 21, 2016


Here’s the first professional quality pictures of the San Francisco Forty Niners 2012 NFC championship ring and presentation box:


(Click picture below for a larger picture)Forty Niners 2012 NFC championship ring


I suppose not every championship ring can be a stunning beauty.

I finally acquired a player 2012 NFC championship ring and to date, not only have none been available for sale, I had never seen a picture of their presentation box, or a high quality photograph of the championship ring.

Now, finally able to see the championship ring for myself, I can’t believe how poor a design it truly is.

The 2012 NFC championship ring was manufactured by Tiffany and Company and in my opinion, compared to other recent championship rings, the quality and design are quite inferior to amazing championship rings that have emerged in recent years in the four American professional sports leagues.

While the top of the ring lacks any imagination or creativity, it is by far the best part of this championship ring. The sides of the rings lack nice detail and the inside of the ring has no theme or mantras.

While I am underwhelmed at the design and build of this championship ring, in no way does this diminish the season the players, coaches and staff had. Additionally, as a collector, I’m thrilled to be able to add this championship ring to my collection.

Please remember I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring privately, please reach out and contact me.


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