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Player Saints Super Bowl XLIV Ring For Sale on Craigslist

April 9, 2015


Tired of looking at used, beat-up items for sale on Craigslist?   Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday for sale on that site, a player’s championship ring:

Saints Super Bowl XLIV championship ring


The seller who is wishes to remain anonymous is asking $45,000 for the super bowl ring but also put in the listing “(O.B.O.)” (meaning, “or best offer”).

The New Orleans Times-Picayune   found a second Craigslist ad by the same seller offering a Saints football helmet “signed by Drew Brees, Jeremy Shockey, Darren Sharper and Reggie Bush.”   That helmet apparently showed it originally belonged to number 29.

What’s intriguing about the jersey number is that a look at the Saint’s 2009 media guide reveals that three players wore that number at various points during the season: Chris McAlister, Marcus McCauley and Herana-Daze Jones.

A fourth player wore 29 for the team that season – Glenn Sharpe, a defensive back who was on the team’s practice squad and would have been awarded a super bowl ring too. In 2012, Sharpe was charged with murder after a man was shot to death in an Atlanta suburb.

All four players would have been among the 219 members of the Saints’ organization who received the 209 championship ring – commemorating the team’s triumph over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.

However, it’s unclear at the moment if any of them is actually the seller of the ring and/or helmet.

The Saint’s Super Bowl ring was the last NFL championship ring made of solid yellow gold – a natural fit for the Saints since their official team colors are black and gold.   The Saints Super Bowl ring contains 103 diamonds totaling 2.2 carats and weighs in at 57 grams of solid 14K gold. The championship rings were designed and made by Tiffany and Company.

The thought of buying a championship ring on Craigslist left me with this intriguing question, and I’d like to hear from other sports memorabilia collectors on the answer:

What’s the best thing you ever purchased on Craigslist?

The way to let me and readers of this blog know your answer, is to join Net54baseball.com.   The site is free and the link to the championship ring section is below.   When you use the link below, look for the subject about craigslist and please share your craigslist success story!

Please remember, I want to buy championship rings, so let me know if you want to sell your sports ring.


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Lance Moore’s Original Saints Super Bowl Ring Going To Auction

December 21, 2013


In a strange saga, the ring was stolen, recovered and is now being auctioned off because the New Orleans wideout didn’t want it back.

Saints Super bowl XLIV 2009 Ring


Memorabilia collectors don’t often get an opportunity to acquire the championship ring of active NFL players, who earn lucrative salaries and have few reasons to sell one off.

But they’ll get that chance thanks to the ring Saints receiver Lance Moore was awarded after Super Bowl XLIV — which, in a strange saga, was stolen, recovered and is now being auctioned off because the New Orleans wideout didn’t want it back.

In 2011, after Moore caught a two-point conversion to help the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010, his home in his native Ohio was broken into by people who have never been arrested, and his championship ring was taken, he said.

Moore, who has been with the Saints since 2005 and has caught 30 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown this year, had a replacement ring made. The original was eventually found in an abandoned storage unit in Las Vegas, according to Heritage Auctions, which describes itself as the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer.

Moore said he opted against getting the original ring back. Among numerous other features, it includes the engraving “Finish, Be Special, Smell Greatness.”

“I didn’t really want to keep the one that was stolen and had changed hands,” Moore said.

An insurance company paid out on the loss and acquired the ring. Now it will be up for bidding at Heritage Auctions’ website. Bidding starts Feb. 3 (the day after Super Bowl XLVIII), and the auction dates are Feb. 22 and 23.

Moore said he doesn’t get the appeal of bidding for his ring.

“I could see if I was Drew” Brees, who was MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, Moore said. “But I’m not Drew. If somebody’s going to spend a bunch of thousands of dollars on it, they’re (crazy) — unless they’re just that fanatical about it.”


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