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Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Ring For Sale on eBay

February 20, 2019


This stunning authentic Patriots Super Bowl ring can be yours today:


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This gorgeous front-office Patriots Super Bowl is currently available on eBay. Please note I am not affiliated with this Super Bowl ring, or the seller. I’m just here to blog about the wonderful world of championship rings.

I already own a player’s ring from this team, so with no “skin-in-the-game”, I believe I’m objective enough to give my opinion on this championship ring.

There’s good and bad – so here’s what I like and don’t like about this offering:

The Good:

  • The 2014 Super Bowl ring is stunning, huge, and appears to be player size
  • This championship ring was made by Jostens and it’s 100% authentic
  • The ring comes with the wood presentation box
  • If you want to impress your friends, family & strangers, this ring is for you!

    The Bad:

  • The seller does not exactly come out and say it’s a non gold ring, but it is.
  • Because it’s not made of solid gold like the players version, the ring on ebay is about 10 grams lighter than the player’s ring
  • The seller should have mentioned the ring contains “imitation diamonds” (which are worthless but look good). He used the word faux in it’s place.

    The not-exactly-good or not-good:

  • The asking price for this non-gold, non diamond ring is very high. This ring is worth less than the asking price.
  • The seller is accepting lower offers, so it’s not known what his real asking price is.

    The seller did mention that there’s some real-gold “HAS 10K YELLOW GOLD ACCENTS ON THE RING” but while he went out of his way to describe this feature, no mention was made that “DCST” as shown in the above photo, means the ring is made out of worthless metal. And how much yellow gold can you find on this championship ring?

    Please remember as always, I buy championship rings (just not front office rings that differ from what the player’s received). If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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  • Stanley Cup Championship Rings Gifted to Season Ticket Holders

    February 18, 2019


    This could be the first time a professional sports team sent season ticket holders a surprise replica championship ring:


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    Washington Capitals season ticket holders recently received more than their season ticket renewal information in the mail. They also received a replica championship ring (as seen above).

    It’s not unusual for professional teams to send thank-you gifts to season ticket holders. However, this is the first time, I’ve heard of a team sending a replica championship ring.

    The replica championship ring is obviously not made of solid gold and real diamonds. It appears to be similar in quality to the promotional ones given away to fans at specific games.

    Along with the championship rings, and information on how to renew their ticket subscription, the season ticket renewal mailings also contained a note thanking the fans for their “unwavering support.”

    This was a great idea by the team and a very nice gesture.

    Please remember as always, I buy championship rings (just not promotional rings, or salesman samples). If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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    The Search Functions at this Championship Ring Blog Are a Huge Help

    February 13, 2019


    If you’re not using the search archives tool at this blog, you’re missing out on a very powerful tool:


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    Recently a very big championship ring collector contacted me. He had some questions on a championship ring he was contemplating purchasing.

    Being an astute collector, he was rightfully concerned that the championship ring he was offered was “player size” and contained the exact configurations that the players and coaching staff received.

    Like me, he knew that the key to determining if a championship ring was player sized was having two important pieces of information: The gram weight of the issued championship rings and great photos of player sized rings from that particular year and team.

    Other important things to know are details about the inside engraving, and the type of gold used in crafting that particular championship ring (ie. did the manufacturer use 10K solid gold, 14K gold, or something else?)

    I referred my friend to my blog, and the search blog archives located to the right of the photo above.

    This blog has published hundreds of articles throughout the years on all kinds of matters pertaining to championship rings. Knowing how to best utilize the search tool can help you quickly locate articles and information on a host of topics pertaining to championship rings.

    Here’s an example: Want to know about all the Raiders Super Bowl XVIII rings that have been covered here? Type in “Raiders XVIII” and hit enter. You can find plenty of articles about Raiders rings this way. Unfortunately, some articles may pop up because of one small reference to the Raiders and XVIII and this will trigger a positive search result for a blog entry that really may not contain much information about your desired search.

    Suppose you were offered Raider’s player Lester Hayes ring? Type in “Raiders XVIII Hayes”; hit enter, and you will find two blog entries about Lester Hayes’ Super Bowl XVIII ring.

    The search tool will seldom yield your desired results the first time you attempt to use it (unless you don’t mind combing through some blog entries that may not be exactly relevant to what you’re looking for). You’ll need to attempt various words and phrases, but trust me, the tools are here to make research, information-gathering, and photo studies possible.

    Happy hunting!

    Please remember as always, I purchase championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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    Kobe Bryant Lakers Championship Rings Heading to Auction

    February 11, 2019


    Yes, you read that correctly, this is actually happening:


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    TMZ is reporting that the two solid 14k gold rings, loaded with real diamonds, that Kobe Bryant purchased for his parents can be yours – all you have to do is win the auction(s).

    According to Goldin Auctions, Kobe purchased two identical, championship rings for his parents to celebrate and honor his very first NBA championship with the Lakers during the 1999-2000 season.

    The two championship rings, containing 40 diamonds in each ring, are the same size and configuration that the players were awarded after beating the Indiana Pacers. These two championships rings come with paperwork, and they are 100% authentic, and they are quite impressive.

    These championship rings also have a fascinating history: Kobe’s mother, Pamela Bryant, attempted to auction these championship rings, along with some of Kobe’s sports memorabilia several years ago. Kobe sued his own mom to try and halt the sale.

    Kobe ultimately agreed to allow his parents to sell 6 items — including the rings. The items sold to a private collector (a big Lakers fan) for a total of $280,000.

    Now, it appears that this collector is ready to sell these championship rings and consigned them back to Goldin Auctions to auction.

    The auction is now underway. Starting bids are $35,000 for Joe Bryant’s ring and $20,000 for Pamela Bryant’s ring. The discrepancy in price is because Pamela’s ring is sized for a woman, and women’s sized championship rings tend to fetch less money than a man’s size. However each of the championship rings are expected to easily hit six figures.

    Please remember as always, I buy championships rings. If you would like to sell your championship rings in complete privacy, please contact me.


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    The Championship Ring Box Riddle

    February 8, 2019


    Every championship ring enthusiast knows championship rings always starts out life with an accompanying championship ring box. But what about the box the ring box comes in?


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    The phone rang this week, and on the other end was a collector who told me he had a “championship ring box” he was looking to sell.

    It’s rare that I get a chance to purchase championship ring boxes without rings, however, due to how difficult it is to find ring boxes for championship rings once the original box is gone, I was definitely interested in hearing more.

    It turns out the offered Super Bowl ring box was actually part of a new trend in championship ring preparation: The seller had obtained a plexiglass see-through lock box (similar to the one shown above).

    The plexiglass box was designed and used as a symbolic prop during championship ring ceremonies for the last few years. Players are given keys and when given “the green light” are told to open their box; and then they can finally open the inside wooden championship box to get to their prized championship ring.

    My guess is that many players quickly discard the plexiglass glass display box, and keep their championship ring and wood and glass display box.

    If a player’s Super Bowl ring is worth around $40,000 (of course depending upon the name, the condition of the ring, and the size and bling of the ring), then finding a proper presentation box, once it’s lost could cost around half-of-one percent to 10 percent of the value of the ring ($200 to $4,000) depending upon it’s size and rarity. So how much is the plexiglass box worth? Well that’s the riddle!.

    The plexiglass box I was offered had the player’s name etched on the glass. It’s a well-known name. If Tom Brady’s family ring can sell at auction for $344,000, can you imagine what his actual plexiglass display would sell for? Thank goodness the name on the seller’s box was not Tom Brady.

    Without proof that the plexiglass box was sold or gifted by the original recipient, it would be hard to sell the item down the road, as the player can always claim it was lost or stolen.

    So I passed on the plexiglass box. The seller immediately wanted to pick my brain and ask “what do you think it was worth”. And that’s the riddle!

    If a wood presentation box is worth hundreds or thousands of dollars, what is this worth? The one I was offered was 100% plexiglass, while the Broncos version above looks to have nicer, more finished sides, so perhaps the Broncos version is worth more?

    One of the coolest championship rings I own is a player, original Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 World Series Ring. A few years after I obtained it, the following showed up for sale on eBay: A white-cardboard box with “Brooklyn Dodgers – World Champions 1955″ printed in gold. This was the box that the Dodger championship ring and presentation box shipped in! I knew that cardboard box was the real deal and I pulled the trigger. I was thrilled to acquire it to go with my Dodger World Series ring.

    But this plexiglass box is an orphan. With the players name on it, and no proof of title, and almost zero chance of owning the player ring and box to match it at some point, what is this item worth?

    I have no idea, so I passed.

    Please remember as always, I buy championship rings. If you would like to sell your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.


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