While All-Star, World Series, Super Bowl and championship rings may represent success, they can’t top the ultimate honor of being elected to the Hall of Fame. No matter if it’s Cooperstown, Canton, Springfield or Toronto, enshrinement culminates the careers of sports’ greatest athletes, coaches and executives. Hall of Fame rings are extremely personal, highly collectible, one-of-a-kind pieces of sports memorabilia.
Surprisingly, though, they do come on the market. Robin Roberts’ Hall of Fame ring recently sold at auction for over $50,000 as part of an estate sale event held at Citizen’s Bank Ballpark and online.
Earl Weaver sold his collection of championship rings in the spring of 2011, including his Hall of Fame ring, which brought over $31,000 through Hunt Auctions.
Many hockey standouts have sold their rings through Classic Auctions. On eBay, one could find Willie Wood’s Pro Football Hall of Fame ring and a salesman’s sample of a 1960s Bronko Nagurski Hall of Fame ring. The latter was priced at $1500—certainly a unique piece at a fairly affordable level.
Hall of Fame rings aren’t nearly as decorative as their championship counterparts, but their scarcity makes them highly sought after by collectors.
ORIGINAL GREEN BAY PACKERS WILLIE WOOD NFL HOF CHAMPIONSHIP HALL OF FAME RING
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Original Emlen Tunnel Hall of Fame Ring
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Platinum 1.20 ct Hearts on Fire Engagement Ring HOF “Significance” Collection
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Hearts on Fire HOF 3 Stacking Rings 18k W G 1.75tcw Diamonds NWT!!!
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Jim Murray Sports Writer/Caster Hall of Fame 14 Karat Gold Induction Ring
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Hearts on Fire HOF Platinum Mens Womens Unisex Channel Set Ring G VS1 11.5g
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LADY 18K HEARTS ON FIRE HOF DIAMOND THREE 3 STONE ENGAGEMENT RING J224004
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HOF HEARTS ON FIRE 1 CT DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY RIGHT HAND BAND RING 6990.00 18K WG
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AUTHENTIC TERRY VAUGHN CANADIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBER RING SZ13 23G 10KYG
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1987 UTAH LEGENDS HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIP RING STYLE - PLAYER UTAH STARS
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HOF - HEARTS ON FIRE .316 CT DREAM CUT DIAMOND RING + .22 CTW ACCENTS! H/SI1
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1994 YOUNGSTOWN PENGUINS HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIP RING
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