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CCSLC Championship Ring Thread

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5 minutes ago, ravens12 said:

very interesting article on the 1927 Babe Ruth ring that just sold for $2 million at Lelands auction. Be careful when buying championship rings from auction houses. Do your homework.

 

http://haulsofshame.com/blog/?p=40653#more-40653

 

Thank you for bringing this up and I agree completely with your opinion about doing homework.  That's sound advise.   

 

As someone who often writes about championship rings,  I'd love to write more about this matter, however, I'm worried it could lead to legal issues.  For those that read the article, please research (google) both the reputations of Barry Halper, and the reputation of the author of haulsofshame site, Peter Nash.  Josh Evans has a very good reputation in the hobby and so does Lelands. While Peter has done terrible things to many people, and he's in tons of legal troubles, that doesn't mean his conclusions on this matter is wrong.  But he's been known to twist things for his own agenda, so who know what to think.

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Anyone want to talk about the design of the 2009 NFL championship rings?

 

The ring on the left is the New Orleans first and only Super Bowl Ring from their 2009 season. Sadly for championship ring traditionalists, this was the last Super Bowl ring made in solid yellow gold. While the shift had been changing from yellow to white gold on most championship rings, the Saints smartly choose to honor the team’s colors by using yellow gold. This beautiful and average-size to small championship ring was designed and manufactured by Tiffany and Company.

 

The 2009 Super Bowl ring is made of solid 14K yellow gold and the player version weighs 57 grams, which is an incredible reduction in weight from the Steelers Super Bowl ring from the year before that weighted in at almost twice as heavy (105 grams).

 

The Saints diamond covered rings boasts a very modest small center diamond which symbolizes the team’s first Super Bowl title. Most first-time Super Bowl winning rings do have a diamond larger in size.

 

One of my favorite features of the Saints Super Bowl ring is the musical notes seen on the side of the championship rings. It happens that those musical notes are the actual notes from “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

 

The Colts 2008 NFC championship ring is a very nice diamond-loaded championship ring. It weighs in at 56 grams and was made in solid 14K white gold by Herff Jones.  It's quite rare, although happened in 2009 that the conference championship ring was just about the same size as the Super Bowl winning ring.

 

Although Herff Jones makes very few championship rings unlike the major championship ring manufacturers.  Located in the same city as the Indianapolis Colts perhaps helped when the team choose them to design and craft the championship ring.

 

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It's almost as if they were designed by the same people, 

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The photo below is a rare glimpse into each and every Super Bowl ring; and how the newest ones stack up against each other in size.

 

That’s some photograph! What you’re looking at is a set of NFL salesman sample championship rings from every single Super Bowl. Astute championship ring enthusiasts might notice that the Raiders Super Bowl XVIII ring is sitting in the Giants Super Bowl XXV slot and vice versa.

The NFL has a few sets of these Super Bowl rings and house complete sets at: NFL Headquarters, The Pro Football HOF, The Traveling Super Bowl exhibit, located at each Super Bowl’s host city leading up to the annual big game, and finally, one more set at the permanent NFL exhibit located in Times Square New York City.

What I marvel most is that fans of Super Bowl rings can finally see how the latest rings compare in size. 

In the photo above, it now becomes clear how large the Broncos Super Bowl 50 ring is and how close in size the Patriots last two Super Bowl rings are to each other in size. You can also see how the Steelers Super Bowl XL ring and Cots XLI rings are smaller than most of the Super Bowl rings made around that time.

Other small championship rings shown are the Seahawks and Saints championship rings but keep in mind the first winning ring for an NFL franchise does run smaller than subsequent Super Bowl rings the teams earn. While the Packer’s last Super Bowl ring shown looks small, keep in mind, that’s the only Super Bowl ring in the run made of solid platinum, which is heavier and more costly than gold.

The championship rings shown in the photograph lack real diamonds, and instead, use man-made and inexpensive cubic zirconias.

 

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On 7/1/2017 at 2:33 AM, Championship Sports Rings said:

Here is your first look at the new 2017 North Carolina National Championship Ring.  It was made by Jostens.  Traditionally the ring account for the Tar Heels basketball team has been with Herff Jones as i knew the HJ Ring rep for the basketball team but when Head Coach Roy Williams got there they have used pretty much every major ring company to make their rings and National Championship Rings.  The 2005 National Champs ring was made by Balfour , the 2009 ring was made by HJ. 

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This is a seriously gorgeous design, this seems like it would be a great standard template going forward. Just altering it with the school, year, and sport would minimize costs.

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On 7/5/2017 at 9:34 AM, sports-rings.com said:

 

Thank you for bringing this up and I agree completely with your opinion about doing homework.  That's sound advise.   

 

As someone who often writes about championship rings,  I'd love to write more about this matter, however, I'm worried it could lead to legal issues.  For those that read the article, please research (google) both the reputations of Barry Halper, and the reputation of the author of haulsofshame site, Peter Nash.  Josh Evans has a very good reputation in the hobby and so does Lelands. While Peter has done terrible things to many people, and he's in tons of legal troubles, that doesn't mean his conclusions on this matter is wrong.  But he's been known to twist things for his own agenda, so who know what to think.

The following is a July 3, 2017 quote from Ernie Pallidino, CBS NY:

 

"The late Barry Halper, one of the biggest and most famous collectors in the country until his death in 2005, suffered posthumous scrutiny in 2010 when a uniform purportedly worn by 1919 Chicago White Sox star “Shoeless” Joe Jackson he had donated to the Hall of Fame was deemed a fake. Problem was the Hall found that the acrylic dye used in the logo didn’t come out until 1941.

The Hall removed the jersey in 2008. The matter was exacerbated by conflicting published accounts from Halper as to where the jersey came from. Subsequent issues about other items tainted the images of both Halper and what had been considered the country’s foremost private collection of America’s pastime."

 

Bottom line, do your homework before buying even from allegedly reputable sellers. Just because it's in an auction, doesn't make it real. Auction houses have an incentive to sell.... it's called MONEY.

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