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Beer and Championship Rings – The Best Combination Ever!

December 4, 2014


I never thought I would write a blog about beer and Super Bowl rings, but look what showed up on twitter this week:

Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl Rings


A Pittsburgh brewing company, called Iron City Beer, has a long history with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In the photo above, you can see four super bowl rings and the Steelers famous quest for a fifth ring (also known as “one for the thumb”).


We know these cans were made during or before the 2005 season, since the Steelers won their fifth super bowl that season.

Besides being really cool, it turns out that these cans are somewhat collectable.

I don’t think the beer cans specifically mention the Steelers by name, or the super bowl, and while I wish the ring illustrations were more realistic, these issues are probably the result of avoiding huge licensing costs from the NFL, Steelers, Balfour and Jostens (the two championship ring companies that produced the Steelers first four Steeler super bowl rings). I love the fact that the cans are in the Steelers colors.

For more information about Steeler rings, please use the search tools located on the right side, or visit the super bowl ring gallery from the start page of this website.

I buy championship rings so if you are thinking of selling a super bowl ring, or championship ring, please get in touch with me.


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The Giants Super Bowl XXI Ring – More Examples of Championship Ring Modifications

November 20, 2014


Here’s a photo of a before-and-after Championship ring modification. The ring on the right is what the Super Bowl ring looked like when presented back in 1987.

New York Giants Super Bowl XXI Ring


The changes are striking – the blue onyx stone has been replaced with more than two dozen diamonds to create a lot more bling.

Astute posters on a sports forum correctly pointed out that the large center ring mount looks like it was replaced too and there is a new diamond pattern found inside the Lombardi trophy.

The ring on the left, (the picture found on the internet) belongs to Giants center, Bart Oates. Having met running back and New York Giant Super Bowl XXV MVP, Ottis Anderson, I can tell you that he did the same modification to his Super Bowl XXI ring too. I have been lucky enough to meet quite a few Giants from this super bowl and can report that most did not make this modification to their Super Bowl rings.

I’m not sure how the readers of this championship ring blog feel, but I like the simple beauty of the original ring better.

Please remember I love to buy Super Bowl rings and I also buy most championship rings. If you are looking to sell a Super Bowl ring or championship ring, please contact me.


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Pawn Shop Says Selling Three Super Bowl Rings Won’t Be Simple For Thieves

November 12, 2014


The three stolen Super Bowl rings, belonging to Houston Texans linebacker coach Mike Vrabel – which looks just like these in the photo, were stolen from his Houston residence recently.

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Mike Vrabel reported that his home was burglarized and the robber or robbers got away with the three Super Bowl rings he was awarded while playing for the New England Patriots’ during the championship seasons 2001-02, 2003-04 and 2004-05.

No arrests have been made in the case. The theft and some other robberies in the area during the same time period, are under investigation.

Vrabel, tweeted on Saturday: “To all the Houston area pawn shops: 3 super bowl rings are headed your way. Courtesy of the (expletive) who smashed our back door in.”

“You work so dang hard for something like that, especially three of them. It’s terribly sad, and I sure hope he gets those back,” said J.J. Watt, one of Vrabel’s players.

Now how in the world can the thieves think they can unload the championship rings at a pawn shop or other market?

If they call me, looking to sell the ring, (and running this blog I get calls all the time to buy and sell championship rings) I would let the authorities know immediately!

Alex Rodriguez, (yes, this is his name, and unlike his name-sake, this guy is a law abiding citizen) is a 30-year pawn broker. He says the thieves have a very difficult road ahead of them if they believe they can unload three super bowl rings at any reputable, licensed pawn shop in the state of Texas (or anywhere else in the country).

“If a piece of jewelry has anyone’s initials or name engraved on it and those letters don’t match the driver’s license information we won’t take it,” says Rodriguez. The thieves also would be ill-advised to think it could be melted down or scrapped and retaining the rings’ original value. Some estimates put the rings worth up to $50,000 apiece. The best the thieves could expect would be scrap prices, and that’s if they find someone underhanded enough to do the work.

“It’s totally possible to own a Super Bowl ring and pawn it,” says Rodriguez. If a player fell on tough times he could pawn his Super Bowl ring but he would have to produce proper documentation.

Some smart thieves know better than to take stolen items to pawn shops, but it’s likely that these super bowl rings, and Yogi Berra’s world series rings will turn up sooner rather than later.

Please remember, I will buy championship rings, especially Super Bowl rings. I don’t buy stolen merchandise and I don’t sell championship rings.


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Two Gorgeous Football Championship Rings Spotted In One Presentation Box

November 8, 2014


Two team doctors, and long time friends from different football leagues, recently caught up with each other and took this great picture of their championship rings:


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NFL and CFL Championship Rings


Championship ring collectors who don’t live in Canada, know that the Canadian Football League produces some amazing Grey Cup Championship rings. Those championship rings rival NFL Super Bowl rings in size, style, and bling.

So when this photograph of player-size championship rings appeared recently on Twitter, I couldn’t resist to write about it.

The BC Lion ring from 2011 and the Seahawks ring from Super Bowl XLVIII look great together. Equal in size, diamonds and bling, I’m not sure which one is nicer. Football fans hate ties in football, but perhaps this is one tie we can all live with.

Congratulations to both team doctors, it’s great that they received player-sized championship rings!

If anyone reading this blog has a BC Lions championship ring for sale, I will buy that championship ring (and in fact, I will buy any championship ring).


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