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The Championship Rings From Super Bowl XVII

April 11, 2015


Continuing my extensive blogs on the two championship rings from every Super Bowl, here’s the next spectacular pair – an inside look at the two championship rings from Super Bowl XVII.

Super Bowl XVII rings


As I’ve written before, please do accept my sincere apology that the championship ring picture shows my web-site address. You see, If I didn’t place it in the picture, fly-by-night web sites would take my photos, especially those eBay sellers who pop up all the time and make those very cheap replicas in China. These fakes and replicas don’t look as realistic as authentic championship rings. These “sellers” show images of real championship rings and claim the pictures are of their replica championship rings!

Almost every image I show in this blog series are from my personal championship ring collection. As you know, these rings are awfully rare in the hobby-place and are seldom (or perhaps never) photographed in pairs from the specific Super Bowl games. So please forgive my desire to keep these photos from being misused. When I do showcase an image that was found on the internet, I promise, I won’t place my annoying web-site address on the picture.

The ring on the left is the Washington Redskins first winning Super Bowl Ring from their 1982 season. While no team had more super bowl victories than the 49ers in the 1980s (4 titles), the Redskins were the second most successful team, appearing in four super bowls (one of them was in the 90s) and winning three titles in a span of 10 seasons so get ready to see a few more Redskin championship rings in the upcoming blog series.

The Redskins Super Bowl XVII ring show above, was designed and manufactured by Jostens in 10K solid yellow gold. The ring contains one large diamond and 16 smaller diamonds. The championship ring weighs in at approximately 46 grams.

Like so many other winning Super Bowl rings, the Redskins Super Bowl XVII ring is extremely rare and in high demand by Redskins fans and highly coveted by championship ring collectors. Only two rings have been sold publicly, and they were front office rings. A couple of player rings have sold privately too.

In a tradition that continues to this day, the team that loses the Super Bowl is recognized as a champion of their respective conference. The Miami Dolphins AFC championship ring shown above lacked the bling that was becoming more prevalent with championship rings, however, it’s an elegant design.

As with their winning super bowl rings from the 70s, the Dolphins onyx stone closely matches the team’s colors.

I only know of a single Dolphins ring that has sold at auction. The player’s ring fetched $7,475.00 at auction.

The Dolphins 1981 AFC ring was designed and produced by Jostens in 10K yellow gold and weighs 39 grams.

As always, I want to close and remind readers, I buy super bowl rings and buy championship rings too, so kindly let me know if you have a championship ring you want to sell.


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The Championship Rings From Super Bowl VIII

January 27, 2015


Continuing my blog series on showcasing the two championship rings awarded from every single Super Bowl, here’s the next installment. A look at the two rings from Super Bowl VIII:


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Super Bowl VIII Rings, Championship rings from Super Bowl VIII


As I have mentioned before, please accept my apologies that the photo contains my website address. If I didn’t put this in the picture, other web sites would steal my pictures and eBay sellers who make cheap replicas that don’t look anywhere near as realistic as the legitimate championship rings, will use the photos to claim the pictures are of their replica championship rings!

Almost all the pictures that I show on this blog series are from my own personal championship ring collection. As you know, these rings are extremely rare and seldom (or perhaps never) photographed in pairs from specific Super Bowl games. So again, please excuse the on-going effort to keep the photos from being misused and misrepresented. When I use a picture found on the internet, I don’t put my website address on the picture.

The ring on the left is the Miami Dolphins second winning Super Bowl Ring from their 1973 season. Notice the championship ring also pays tribute to the 1972 undefeated season (17-0 when you count their playoff wins), with a second diamond and the “72″ on the top left of the ring.

Designed and manufactured by Jostens in 10K solid yellow gold, it contained two large diamonds and weighted in at 40 grams. One of the coolest things about the Dolphin championship rings from the 1970s is that the player’s signature facsimile can be found inside the ring.

Like so many other winning Super Bowl rings, the Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII ring is extremely rare and highly coveted by championship ring collectors. Very few of these rings have made it to the collecting community.

In a tradition that continues to this day, the team that loses the Super Bowl is still recognized as a champion of their respective conference. The Minnesota Vikings championship ring from this game was made by Jostens in 10K yellow solid gold. The ring is also around 40 grams.

Please excuse the broken horn on my Vikings mascot. Surprisingly, this is a common problem with these rings as other Viking rings have suffered the same fate.

Please remember I want to buy super bowl rings and I buy championship rings too, so please let me know if you have a championship ring you would like to sell.


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The Championship Rings From Super Bowl VII

January 21, 2015


Continuing my blog series on the two championship rings issued from every single Super Bowl, here’s a look at the two rings from Super Bowl VII:

Super Bowl VII Championship Rings


Again, my apologies that the photo contains my website address. If I didn’t put this in the picture, other web sites would steal my pictures and worse, those ebay sellers who make cheap replicas that don’t look anywhere near as realistic as the legitimate championship rings, will use the photos to claim the pictures are of their replica championship rings!

Almost all the pictures that I show on this blog series are from my own personal championship ring collection. These rings are extremely rare and seldom (or perhaps never) photographed in pairs from specific Super Bowl games. So please excuse the on-going effort to keep the photos from being misused and misrepresented. When I use a picture found on the internet, I don’t put my website address on the photo.

The ring on the left is the Miami Dolphins first winning Super Bowl Ring from their perfect 14-0 season (17-0 when you count their playoff wins).

Designed and manufactured by Jostens in 14K solid yellow gold, it contained one large diamond and 16 smaller diamonds. The total of 17 diamonds symbolized their perfect record. This ring weighs 45 grams.

Like so many other winning Super Bowl rings, the Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VII ring is extremely rare and highly coveted by championship ring collectors. Very few of these rings have made it to collectors.

In a tradition that continues to this day, the team that loses the Super Bowl is still recognized as a champion of their respective conference. The Washington Redskins ring from this game was made by Jostens in 14K yellow solid gold. The ring is slightly heavier than the Dolphins ring, weighing in at 47 grams (2 grams heavier than the Dolphins ring).

A surprising fact about the Redskins ring is that there are a lot of fakes in the market place offered for sale as a real salesman sample championship ring. Even a well-known Championship ring dealer was fooled by the high quality replica and has or had a fake ring for sale on their site as a real salesman sample. Two ways to tell a real ring from a fake ring is that the original Jostens stamp on the inside of the ring was a very deep and robust engraving, not a shallow, faint marking.

Another way to tell a fake Redskin ring is to look at the top of the ring and zero-in on the Indian’s hair. The real ring will have fine details in the hair and also the feathers. The replica rings are not made with as much detail.

Please remember that I buy super bowl rings and I buy championship rings, so please let me know if you have a championship ring you would like to sell.


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The Championship Rings From Super Bowl VI

January 10, 2015


Continuing my blogs on the pairs of rings issued from every single Super Bowl, here’s a look at the two championship rings from Super Bowl VI:

Super Bowl VI Rings


First, my apologies that the photo above shows my website address. If I didn’t put this on the picture, other web sites would steal my pictures and worse than that, those ebay sellers who make cheap replicas that don’t look anywhere near as realistic as the real rings, will use the photos and claim the pictures are of their replica championship rings!

Almost all the pictures that I show on this blog series are from my own personal championship ring collection, as these rings are extremely rare and seldom (or perhaps never) photographed in pairs from the specific Super Bowl games. So I hope you will excuse the on-going efforts to keep the photos from being misused and misrepresented. Please keep in mind that when I use a common picture found on the internet, I don’t put my website address on the photo.

The ring on the right is the Dallas Cowboys first winning Super Bowl Ring. Designed and manufactured by Balfour, in 14K white solid gold, it contained one large diamond and plenty of smaller diamonds. The onyx or sapphire stone, in the shape of their logo, matches their team colors superbly. This ring weighs 35.5 grams and is the first example of championship ring where the top of the ring is predominantly covered with diamonds. Perhaps this is the very first ring that we refer to as having plenty of “bling”.

As gorgeous as the Cowboys ring is, all that “bling” may have proved costly to manufacture. The Cowboys championship ring from Super Bowl VI is a rare instance where the losing Super Bowl ring is larger and heavier than the winning Super Bowl ring.

Like so many other winning Super Bowl rings, the Cowboys Super Bowl VI ring is extremely rare and highly coveted by championship ring collectors. Very few of these rings have sold to the public.

In a tradition that continues to this day, the team that loses the Super Bowl is still recognized as a champion of their respective conference. The Miami Dolphins ring from this game was made by Jostens in 14K white solid gold. The ring is larger and heavier than the Cowboys ring, weighing in at 44.5 grams (10 grams heavier than the Cowboys ring).

A very cool feature of this ring is that the inside band contains an actual facsimile of the recipient’s signature. This technique was first done on the 1955 World Series Brooklyn Dodger rings. The replica signature was a big hit and was also part of the Dolphins Super Bowl rings that followed during the next two seasons.

Similar to the Cowboys ring, the Dolphins AFC championship ring incorporated the team’s colors by having the onyx stone match their official team color. The ring contains one center diamond.

Please know that I buy super bowl rings and I buy championship rings. Let me know if you have a championship ring you would like to sell.


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Miami Dolphins Web Site Has New Feature on Super Bowl Rings

September 19, 2014


Harvey Greene, The Dolphins V.P. of Historical Affairs, recently produced an article and video of the Dolphins Championship rings.

Miami Dolphin Super Bowl Rings and Championship Rings


Here’s an excerpt from the article and a link at the bottom of the blog to the website and video.

Displayed in the Gallery of Legends are replicas of the five championship rings that were presented to members of the Dolphins organization following each of their Super Bowl appearances.

Almost all Miami Dolphins fans know that players and coaches on the 1972 and 1973 Super Bowl winning teams earned championship rings. And they were beauties. The 1972 17-0 “Perfect Season” ring shows 17 diamonds, one for each of the team’s victories that season, with the largest diamond in the middle symbolizing the Super Bowl win over the Washington Redskins. The top of the ring contains raised lettering that proclaims the Miami Dolphins as World Champions. On one side of the ring is the recipient’s name and the team logo, with the words “Winning Edge,”. Winning Edge was Head Coach Don Shula’s manta that separates champions from everyone else. The other side has the words “Perfect Season” engraved on it, along with the Lombardi Trophy and “14-7,” the score of Super Bowl VII. This is the ring you always see Coach Shula, as well as most members of those great Dolphins team, wearing at public events.

The 1973 ring is no less impressive. Commemorating the team’s Super Bowl VIII win over the Minnesota Vikings, the ring contains two large diamonds that symbolize the back-to-back super bowl victories. Like the year before, it also contains raised lettering surrounding the top and proclaims the Miami Dolphins as World Champions once again. Also similar to the 1972 rings, one side has each recipient’s name engraved on it along with the team’s logo. The other side has the words “Back to Back” above the Lombardi Trophy, to celebrate the team’s consecutive Super Bowl wins. Most Dolphins of that era prefer to wear the ’72 ring rather than this one; however the few players on the ‘73 team who were not with the Dolphins a year earlier, such as Don Nottingham, wear this ring with pride. One very cool feature of the 1973 ring is that each player’s autograph is reproduced on the inside band.

But many people don’t realize that the players on the other three Dolphins Super Bowl teams also got rings, even though they lost those games. They are technically called AFC Championship rings, honoring the team’s victories in the AFC Championship Game over the Colts in 1971, the Jets in 1982, and the Steelers in 1984. From a distance they look similar to Super Bowl rings, but the recipients sometimes don’t feel that way. Dan Marino, for example, never wears his ’84 ring, calling it “a loser’s ring” since he lost the Super Bowl that season. Unfortunately, Dan never made it back to the Super Bowl, preventing him from getting another shot at earning a “real” ring.

Here’s the link: www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Rummaging-Through-The-Attic-Five-Pieces-Of-Super-Jewelry/536cd6a5-44cd-4498-9133-684cf1810500


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