September 20, 2014

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Minor League Championship Rings

One of the most common types of sports jewelry you’ll find on eBay are minor league championship rings.  These days, nearly every professional sports franchise of note presents its players with a ring for winning a title.  What was once the domain of major leaguers is now a tradition practiced throughout baseball.

As funding of minor league operations has increased and big league organizations take steps to ensure they’re perceived as first class, minor league championship rings have become more common.

While the rings may be meaningful to most players, minor leaguers are more likely to be in a situation where they have to sell their rings.  While high draft picks may earn enough money to make a comfortable living and never look back, others fall on hard times like the rest of us do sometimes.  Their minor league championship ring may be one of the items they see as potentially expendable.

The value of a minor league championship ring can vary.  If it once belonged to a player who eventually did make the majors, collectors may look favorably on it as a collectible.  If not, it still has some collector value for those who collect championship rings, but that value may be less than a couple hundred dollars.

While more minor league championship rings may hit the open market than World Series or other major league championship rings, they share one quality with their more expensive counterparts.  They are far more scarce than virtually any other type of sports collectible.

1947 BROOKLYN DODGERS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
1947 BROOKLYN DODGERS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$12,500.00
Time Remaining: 6d
Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
$7,999.99
Time Remaining: 26d 16h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $7,999.99
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER'S RING WITH REAL DIAMONDS
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER'S RING WITH REAL DIAMONDS
$6,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $6,500.00
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship 14k Gold Ring - Original
$5,999.99
Time Remaining: 14h 47m
1997 CLEVELAND INDIANS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K - DIAMONDS
1997 CLEVELAND INDIANS AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - 10K - DIAMONDS
$5,999.99
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $5,999.99
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
2000 NEW YORK METS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
1972 CINCINNATI REDS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - ORIGINAL RING BOX
1972 CINCINNATI REDS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING - ORIGINAL RING BOX
$4,500.00
Time Remaining: 22d 4m
Buy It Now for only: $4,500.00
1989 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
1989 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING
$3,999.99
Time Remaining: 23d 22h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $3,999.99
1995 PENN STATE ROSE BOWL 12-0 ARENA FB LEAGUE HOF CHAMPIONSHIP 10K RING
1995 PENN STATE ROSE BOWL 12-0 ARENA FB LEAGUE HOF CHAMPIONSHIP 10K RING
$3,795.95
Time Remaining: 24d 20h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $3,795.95
1997 BARCELONA DRAGONS NFL EUROPE WORLD LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING PLAYER
1997 BARCELONA DRAGONS NFL EUROPE WORLD LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING PLAYER
$2,999.99
Time Remaining: 28d 35m
Buy It Now for only: $2,999.99
1998 HARRISBURG SENATORS EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING MONTREAL EXPOS 10K
1998 HARRISBURG SENATORS EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING MONTREAL EXPOS 10K
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
1997 HARRISBURG SENATORS EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING MONTREAL EXPOS 10K
1997 HARRISBURG SENATORS EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RING MONTREAL EXPOS 10K
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00

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