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Who Would Buy This Championship Ring Presentation Box?

September 5, 2014

There’s a lot of outrageous and silly asking prices on ebay.   Here’s one of the worst:

Texas Rangers 2011 Championship Ring Presentation box

Pictured above is an authentic presentation box that used to house an authentic championship ring from the Texas Rangers 2011 American League Pennant-winning season.

The seller isn’t even accepting “best-offers”, the buyer either pays the full price of $549.99 or he can’t have this beauty.

Obviously the big problem with the ring box is the broken and cracked glass. Jostens will probably not fix the box if the repair request does not come from the Team or the original championship ring owner. If the seller could have, I’m sure he would have sent it back to Jostens for repair.

The ring box did not belong to a player, it was awarded to a front office person (which further hurts the value). The original recipient’s name is located in the lower middle of the glass, but has been hidden to protect their identity.

Another factor that hurts the value of this box, as if we needed more issues to lower the value, is that the Texas Rangers lost in the 2011 world series, so this is not a world champions presentation box.

The ring is not included, but if it was a players ring, it would contain 155 diamonds totaling 2 carats and weigh 51 grams. The ring and box, made by Jostens was created in 10K white gold.

Even if the championship ring presentation box was in pristine condition, $549.99 is a silly price, so I guess the buy-it-now offer is down-right hilarious.

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Custom Championship Ring Frame Debuts on Ebay

May 24, 2014

The ring is a one of the poorest quality replicas ever seen, but the idea of framing and displaying a ring on a wall is a cool idea.

Derek Jeter, New York Yankees Championship World Series Ring Frame

There it was on ebay this week, a “buy it now” for $279, or a “make offer” option to buy the frame for even less money.

The offered item housed a picture of New York Yankee Captain, and legend, Derek Jeter, holding the 2009 Yankee trophy.   The piece also contained a custom engraved plaque, and a replica ring.

I wonder if this seller or perhaps someone else will offer a generic frame so you can mount your own picture, plaque and ring.

I wouldn’t recommend putting a real Championship ring in a frame, especially an authentic huge super bowl ring, since the entire frame could easily be stolen.   However, housed with a better quality replica than offered on this ebay listing, a ring-frame would be an ideal way to display a replica championship ring on your wall.

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Cheap Replica Ravens Super Bowl Rings For Sale On eBay

Why Jostens and the NFL permit this to happen is a mystery. Not only does it cheapen the accomplishment, it hurts Jostens in the wallet since they offer much better quality Ravens rings for sale on their website.

Replica Super Bowl ring for the Baltimore Ravens superbowl

If you want something cheap in price that’s similar to what the World Champion Ravens are wearing, eBay has a large selection of replicas. Most are made in China and list from $89-$250.

Some look fantastic. Other look like crap.

For $250 you can get a Joe Flacco replica in silver that looks really good. According to the seller’s description, the ring is solid copper and is silver plated with cubic zirconia stones (cheap, imitation diamonds). My experience has been that often, the materials of the rings don’t match the description. And if you plan on wearing them, they may oxidize, tarnish, wear, pit or rust. The gold-tone rings (gold in color) often wear and fade to silver color. Experience has shown that if you have patience and wait, the prices for these rings drop significantly over time.

Your favorite player’s name, or your name, is sometimes available. Some rings includes a fancy presentation box and custom finger sizes are sometimes available to fit your finger properly.

Some listings include the engraving of the postseason scores inside, just like the Ravens real rings. Others do not.

If you’re looking for something more official, and a ring that can be worn and hold up, Jostens sells a fan ring for $400. It’s similar to the ones the players and coaches wear, but is smaller and slightly modified.

And, if you are not a Ravens fan, the folks in China produce almost every winning (and sometimes losing) team’s championship rings. Just search on eBay.

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Want to sell that high-priced item on ebay? Maybe you want to think again.

A man surrendered to law enforcement officers for allegedly defrauding hundreds of sellers on eBay.

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A 49-year-old Summit New Jersey man surrendered to police officers for allegedly defrauding hundreds of sellers of foreign and antique banknotes on the eBay, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced via a press release.

David D’Aries is charged with one count of mail fraud and is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court.

According to the criminal Complaint:

From June 2007 through October 2012, D’Aries allegedly devised a scheme to defraud individuals from around the world by posing as a buyer interested in purchasing rare and antique foreign banknotes for bid on eBay. D’Aries, as the winning bidder in approximately 400 eBay transactions, made payment for the auctioned item via PayPal or credit card, received the item from the eBay seller via the United States mail or other commercial interstate carrier, and then allegedly falsely claimed to various credit card companies that the item was never received from the seller or was an unauthorized charge. D’Aries allegedly posed as three different individuals, including his deceased father, in his fraudulent eBay transactions.

Losses to eBay/PayPal and the various eBay sellers as a result of D’Aries’ alleged fraudulent transactions total approximately $122,000. A search of D’Aries’ home by law enforcement on June 30, 2011, revealed several thousand foreign banknotes and 165 pieces of mail from around the world that were addressed to D’Aries and the other identities he allegedly used.

D’Aries faces a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Fishman credited inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Postal Inspector in Charge Maria L. Kelokates in Newark with the investigation leading to today’s arrest. He also thanked the Summit Police Department and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office for their roles in the case.

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