August 21, 2014

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Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Rings

The Detroit Red Wings have had a very impressive run over the years, collecting 11 Stanley Cups (1935, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008). Since their 1926 inception, the Wings have gone by the Cougars and the Falcons before switching permanently to the Red Wings in 1932. The Red Wings various Stanley Cup replica rings usually sell well because of the team's well established fan base.

The four championships of the 1950’s occurred during what came to be known as the Gordie Howe era.  One of the league's 'original six' franchises, the Wings beat the Rangers in 1950 for the Cup. They went undefeated in the 1952 playoffs and beat the Canadiens for the Stanley Cup and won back to back Cups in 1954 and 1955, both times defeating Montreal.

In 1997, the Wings plowed through the Blues, the Ducks and the Avalanche in the playoffs to eventually sweep the Philadelphia Flyers for their eighth Stanley Cup after a 42-year drought. The Wings also repeated the following year in 1998, sweeping the Capitals for their ninth Red Wings championship ring.

The Wings went 51-17-14 in 2002 and beat the Hurricanes in 5 games to win the Stanley Cup and in 2008 beat the Penguins in 6 games to get their 11th and final Stanley Cup to-date.

A 2008 replica ring that recently sold on eBay is made of jewelers alloy and weigh’s 135 grams. It is adorned on the top and sides with hand laid cubic zirconia. A 2002 championship ring that also recently sold on eBay features the Stanley Cup trophy in rhodium, topped by a gold-plated winged wheel Red Wings logo. It has 26 CZ stones on it and is crafted of jewelers alloy and plated in 18K red gold.  Because the team's preeminent color of red, these rings are very attractive, matching well with the 'bling' of the ring's interior.

Replicas of the Red Wings Stanley Cup rings have been selling feverishly on eBay for as little as $2.75 but we'd recommend holding out for one of the higher quality rings in the $150-250 range.  Click here to see what's currently available on eBay.